Find your chocolate fix

 

Let’s be honest, even the most health conscious among us need a good chocolate fix every now and then.

Chrissy Beedle, executive manager of research and product development at Slo-Jo, shares some of the latest chocolate trends, and how to feed your chocolate urges and addictions this Easter – without inducing a chocolate coma.

  • Put some chocolate in it. From Freezos to Mochas and chocolate-laced milkshakes; even global favourites such as Ferro Rocher are being recreated locally by combining chocolate powder and hazelnut syrup topped with crumbs of the delectable little chocolate balls
  • Experiment with different flavours. Creative flavours that are trending this winter include Choc Chilli, Choc Orange and the upcoming favourite, Green Matcha, which is often combined with chocolate to make a choco-licious Choc Matcha
  • Health-conscious chocoholics. Cacao – not to be confused with cocoa – is considered a super food and the purest form of chocolate. It is used increasingly in desserts, smoothies and even breakfast dishes as a guilt-free way to indulge in the good stuff at any time of the day
  • Eco-friendly indulgence. There is a big market for organic and sustainably produced products, such as cacao nibs – which are simply cacao beans chopped up into edible pieces
  • Yummy chocolate alternatives. Carob chips are emerging as a popular and healthy substitute for chocolate, with a flavour and texture profile similar to chocolate. They’re also suitable for vegan diets and good for your health too
  • Artisanal treats. Aside from the store-bought varieties that are more readily available, many foodies are opting for more premium chocolate brands and products for a more authentic and unique taste experience.

Get your chocolate fix any way you can this Easter and these tips will help you out.

Let us know how much you love chocolate by tagging @citybuzzjhb in your chocolate-filled Easter Instagram posts.

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