Saturday, June 2, 2012
High Grade Chocolate
According to a survey conducted by the Chocolate Manufacturer's Association, Switzerland leads the world in chocolate consumption with 22.36 pounds (lbs) per person! Naturally therefore, Switzerland is at the cutting edge of chocolate production and innovation in 1875, Swiss chocolatier Daniel Peter was the first person to make bar of milk chocolate. In 1878, his countryman and fellow chocolatier Rudolph Lindt created a process called 'conching' which allowed for chocolate to be blended with other materials, diversifying tastes and textures.