We’ve all tried gourmet food and wine tastings, but why not try something new and unique? Chocolate tasting is a great way to discover new flavors and textures and is an awesome way to enrertain with a twist. With the wide variety of imported chocolates that can be found in both our Sacramento grocery store and online gourmet food store, creating an array of samples for a chocolate tasting is easy and fun.
You can treat a chocolate tasting the same way you do a wine tasting or pairing. Like wine, chocolates have unique flavor profiles so go slowly and examine each piece and then savor every decadent bite. Notice each piece of chocolate’s aroma, flavor and texture. Be sure to cleanse the palate in between each round so that you can enjoy dectecting the difference between each flavor. An apple wedge, warm water, unsalted cracker or piece of bread can eliminate the flavors from previous rounds.
Don't go too small on the servings; each piece of chocolate should be sizeable enough to accommodate the full evolution of each profile. Don't serve chocolate cold either--when it's cold, it hampers your ability to really experience and enjoy the flavor. You want each piece to melt in your mouth ever so slightly.
It’s probably best to choose around six types of chocolate from the selection available at our store. If you're having en event, you may want to take it to the next level by doing a chocolate and wine pairing. We have everything you need for unique, memorable pairings that provide an exciting experience for every palate.
Our imported gourmet chocolates are also a great idea for gifts or pairing with our gourmet food and wine. Whether you’re searching for gourmet groceries online or simply looking for new ideas, Taylor’s Market has something new for you to try. Visit this link to discover some of our amazing online gourmet food items.