Whew! After working round the clock in preparation for the Chocology Unlimited Launch and then celebrating all weekend afterwards with our supporters, we were exhausted. And what do we at Chocology do when we’re exhausted? Head to the kitchen, of course!
One of my Ecole Chocolate assignments is to create a unique chocolate recipe. So Madeline and I have been in the kitchen creating all sorts of concoctions; chocolate butterflies, transfer sheets, chocolate clay, fudge, and all sorts of other chocolate goodies.
With all of this cooking, shaping and molding of chocolate, I have come up with 6 Key Factors to consider when working with chocolate and I wanted to share that with you, our loyal readers.
6 Key Factors When Working with ChocolateKey 1:
Ingredients: Your final product is only as good as the ingredients that are in it. ALWAYS use the best ingredients available. When making chocolate treats, this means buying chocolate with higher cocoa butter content.
Key 2:Climate: 68 degrees is perfect for making and storing chocolate. If it’s too warm, your chocolate will melt. Needless to say Madeline and I have been living in a freezer since I’ve begun this class!
Key 3:Altitude: Luckily, sea level is the ideal altitude for chocolate making. Since we live in Port Jefferson, NY, we're good there!
Key 4: Moisture Level: This is a very, very important factor in chocolate making. It impacts tempering, which determines the shine and the shelf life of the final product. Keeping moisture levels down will yield a final product that you’re proud of!
Key 5: Cooking time: Cooking time will be determined by the climate (temperature in your kitchen), altitude and moisture level. Knowing these factors before you begin will assist you in knowing how long to cook your chocolate.
Key 6:Tender Loving Care Most importantly, the love and care that you put into your chocolate project will bring delight to others and a warm feeling in your heart.
So, next time you’re in the kitchen, attempting to make your Christmas chocolates, be sure to keep these factors in mind. Or better yet, head over to our website to experience delightful chocolates that have been lovingly prepared using the 6 Step Method above.
Our faithful blog followers know we love sharing all things chocolate – the chocolate journey that we are on as well as the giving of chocolate! But one of our favorite posts to date is this one. We are announcing the launch of Chocology Unlimited here first, to you, our supporters. You heard it here first! Read our press release below.
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Press Release:SWEET DREAM CONTINUED. . .Chocology Ltd UK expands their business to the AmericasKnow your Chocolate, Acknowledge your DreamsYield to Chocolate, Realize your Dreams
Port Jefferson, New York – August 29, 2014
Chocology Ltd UK, announced today that it will be introducing it’s sister company, Chocology Unlimited, to the U.S.A. The company prides itself on its unique approach to the chocolate business, focusing on exceptional chocolates, personal customer service and superior quality.
“We are thrilled to bring Chocology Unlimited to America,” says Managing Director and owner of Chocology Limited and Chocology Unlimited, Linda Johnson. “We love studying chocolate and sharing it with the world!”
There is a synergy between the two companies that Linda feels will result in complimentary relationships between the two continents. “We are so excited about our results with Chocology UK and are thrilled to extend that out to the Americas,” Linda states. “Our chocolates are simply sublime and will make you swoon.”
Linda Johnson and her 13-year-old daughter, Madeline, have realized their dream of running a business together through Chocology. They want to inspire their customers to see that chocolate can assist them in reaching their dreams as well.
Chocology chocolates go beyond your normal run-of-the-mill chocolate. Each chocolate, a miniature work of art, is packed to order and never warehoused. Chocology chocolates are hand finished, containing 100% cocoa butter and cream combined with the highest quality ingredients available. Each decadent morsel is finished with careful artistic style. High in cocoa mass and low in sugar content, this chocolate is actually healthy. Scientific research has suggested that chocolate is good for your health in many ways.
To make things even sweeter, Linda Johnson is in the process of finishing her Chocolatier class with Ecole Chocolat Professional Chocolatiers, so that she can pass new knowledge on to her customers.
Linda and Madeline are also developing an organic fudge recipe that will be available to their clients in the Americas. It’s sure to be a sweet addition to their already luxurious product line.
This mother-daughter duo plan to make chocolate fun! Plans are in the works to create Chocology Kids, complete with a blog, For kids - By kids, chocolate science projects and kid friendly recipes. Also on the horizon are plans to implement corporate team building workshops using chocolate. Enhance your gift giving experience, with a 5% off coupon for your first order.
“Chocology - the study of chocolate,” says Madeline, “need I say more? It doesn’t get much better than that!”
To learn more about the expansion or to purchase a box of these exquisite chocolates, contact Linda Johnson through her website on Friday August 29, 2014 at www.chocologyunlimited.com.
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