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  • (upbeat jazz music)

  • I love dark chocolate.

  • Chocolate makes me happy, man.

  • It gets me through some stressful days.

  • It's sweet. It just brings joy to my life.

  • What's there not to like about chocolate?

  • Just thinking about chocolate is making my mouth water, and it's making my heart happy because chocolate has always been a reward.

  • It's always been an indulgence.

  • Chocolate is the purest joy in the world next to dogs and cats.

  • I think 100% chocolate is going to be mind-blowingly amazing, super sweet.

  • Pure dark chocolate, it's gonna be the best.

  • Yeah.

  • So we are here at Tache, in the Lower East Side of New York City, and we are going to learn all about chocolate and eventually try 100% pure chocolate.

  • So, Aditi, tell us a little bit about Tache.

  • Sure, so tache means spot or smudge in French because every time I'm wearing my chef coat or my apron, I usually have a smudge of chocolate on it somewhere.

  • So hopefully you will leave with a smudge of chocolate on you.

  • Actually, you don't have aprons, so...

  • Hopefully it'll be in your mouth.

  • So, I do have a variety of chocolate.

  • So, white chocolate, not real chocolate, guys.

  • What?

  • Yeah, white chocolate is made up of cocoa butter, milk solids, and sugar.

  • So, it contains absolutely no cacao.

  • My mind is blown right now.

  • So this isn't real chocolate?

  • Let's go up the scale.

  • So, let's try some milk chocolate.

  • Loving it.

  • This is what heaven is like.

  • The main differences between milk and dark, milk chocolate contains a ton more milk in it and it also contains some cocoa mass, some vanilla to give it a little bit of flavor, and some cocoa butter.

  • It says it's only 35% chocolate, so it can only get better from here, right?

  • Yeah, exactly. It has to.

  • So, the next one that you guys are trying is an 81

  • I think you'll be able to taste more of the nuances in it.

  • This is a different level.

  • This is sort of like, there's a bitterness to this.

  • It's just like blowing my mind to taste pure chocolate.

  • It's like, and we haven't even reached pure chocolate yet.

  • We're at like, 81%.

  • We haven't reached nirvana?

  • No. (laughing)

  • Obviously, 100% chocolate is 100% chocolate, but what does that mean?

  • So, 100% chocolate comes with no frills attached, so it is just an organic chocolate mass.

  • Basically, they take cacao beans and they ground them up nice and fine, and then they form it into a nice little brick that looks like that.

  • When we get it, we just chip away at it and put it into our double boiler over there and melt it and make it into wonderful concoctions.

  • I like that.

  • All right, all right.

  • I think that looks great.

  • Let's get ready for these silky mouth feels.

  • All right.

  • Heaven tastes a little different than I thought.

  • Your chocolate is definitely bold.

  • Whoa, man. Bitter is just it.

  • That is like the best way to describe this.

  • I don't know, kind of like the taste of tobacco or like, a cigar.

  • So this is like literally day and night.

  • I mean, not just based off how it looks, but definitely by the way it tastes.

  • This is like a little kid when their parents give them wine and they're like, "Oh, I know this is supposed to taste good, but it doesn't."

  • It's an acquired taste .

  • I guess I was naive in not knowing what the taste of chocolate was, because the chocolate we know is mixed with vanilla, and cocoa butter, and sugar, and all these great things.

  • It just shows just how brilliant the chocolatiers of the world are.

  • Having the more pure chocolate made me realize I'm a basic chocolate lover, and that's okay.

  • I'm gonna ask you to rest a little piece of chocolate in between your tongue and the roof of your mouth and kind of swish it around your palate like you would do with fine wine.

  • What? We're getting fancy as hell in this chocolate factory.

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Chocolate Lovers Try 100% Dark Chocolate

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    Jessieeee posted on 2018/12/26
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