For The Love Of Chocolate

Money may not buy happiness or grow on trees, but when it comes to chocolate, it seems you can have both! You might hear and read about us pledging our love for chocolate on many more than one occasion. That’s because we’re practically obsessed about the creamy, sweet, oh-so-heavenly goodness that Mother Nature herself has spoilt us with.

When it comes to the choice of chocolate we use, we’ve picked a brand that shares in the same devoted passion that we do, and that’s no other brand than Valrhona, a French premium chocolatier dedicated to creating an exceptional product that is used by culinary professionals worldwide. Valrhona has created a range of unique and recognisable aromatic profiles by perfecting techniques for enhancing the flavour of rare cocoa beans, grown on land masterfully selected for its terroir. The result is a chocolate with a depth of flavour that is both rich and intense, and also incredibly satisfying.

We use Valrhona Jivara 40% cacao milk chocolate for products such as our Hazelnut Brownie. If you like your chocolate slightly more bitter, we use Valrhona Guanaja 70% cocao dark

chocolate for our Dark Chocolate, Coconut, Almond and Cherry Tart, as well as some of our chocolate garnishes. We also use Valrhona Dulcey 32%, which is a smooth, creamy chocolate with a velvety and enveloping texture and a warm, golden colour. The first notes are buttery, toasty and not too sweet, gradually giving way to the flavours of freshly-baked shortbread with a pinch of salt. We use this to make our Roasted Pumpkin, Caramel, Spice and Dulcey Chocolate Mousse.

 

We also love the Valrhona Dulcey crunchy pearls, as well as the Caramélia milk chocolate version. These are crispy cereal-centred balls enrobed with chocolate, which you’ll find on many of our creations.

Our chocolate doesn’t end with just our desserts; we use it in some of our drinks as well, such as our hot chocolate; a winter staple. Amidst falling temperatures and dreary skies, there’s nothing quite like taking a swig of this sumptuous beverage make with real chocolate, and seeking warm refuge in the delights of a steaming mug.

So if you’re looking for your next chocolate fix, Don’t Lose Your Temper is where it’s all at, with a wide range of chocolate deliciousness available.