Chocolates are natural food products offering the consumer POLKADOT CHOCOLATE wonderful taste sensations and aromas no other product can provide. It is attractively presented and skillfully crafted so the flavor of the chocolate is complemented by natural and fresh ingredients. Some chocolate factories in the Middle East produce chocolate in a commercial way and others deliver to you their own homemade chocolate. How does the production happen in these two types of factories?
Chocolate is a processed, typically sweetened food, produced from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree. Therefore, cocoa beans (or cacao beans), from which fine chocolate is produced, grow in the tropical climates of Africa, South America and parts of Asia and are harvested twice a year to produce the raw products that makes chocolate.
On the other hand, there is also the cocoa butter substitute that replaces the real cocoa beans and helps in the production. Which one gives you the best chocolate? Without any doubt: the natural cocoa beans. Some factories use the cocoa butter substitutes instead of cocoa beans for a simple reason; to elevate its melting point that makes it loose it natural attribute.
The difference between homemade chocolate and commercial chocolate is in the ingredients used. Homemade chocolate is made with natural and high quality ingredients with no artificial preservatives, therefore it stays fresh. As for the commercial, it is made with artificial ingredients and preservatives to keep a low cost and of course, it won’t stay fresh too long.
A chocolate factory can keep a lower cost of production with the use of old, antique machinery and technology. Homemade chocolate factories don’t need to lower their costs to higher their profits but rely on handing over the best quality and maintain high level of hygiene using high-end machinery and new technologies to meet the ISO Certification standards.
This 4th difference relates to the 2nd one – the natural ingredients. We separated them to differentiate between the production of chocolate itself and the fillings that represent the flavors. Commercial chocolate is filled with artificial flavors using syrup or chemically made pistachio, almonds and other fillings, but homemade chocolate, as you guessed, uses natural pistachio, coconuts and other fillings to create a sweet taste.