Why Chocolate Connoisseurs Want Belgian Chocolate

Belgian chocolate has long been designated as chocolate’s elite and is desired by chocolate connoisseurs everywhere. Belgian chocolate is delicious as candy, but also as chocolate for chocolate fountains, as Sephra has proved.

Why is Belgian Chocolate so Desirable

Belgium is home to over 2,000 chocolatiers who specialize in producing delectable Belgian chocolate candy in a mind-blowing number of varieties. In fact, Belgium is said to produce 172,000 tons of chocolate every year! Chocolate connoisseurs visit Belgium to sample the delicious chocolate straight from the source, especially at the annual international chocolate symposium hosted in Bruges, Belgium.

This chocolate symposium always has a chocolate inspired theme and is sponsored by the Choco-Story chocolate museum in conjunction with Belcolade, a leading Belgian chocolate brand, and the City of Bruges. Belgian chocolate is so highly regarded in part because only the best ingredients are used to produce the chocolate, and they are often made from old family recipes. Belgian truffles are an endless source of delight for chocolate lovers because they offer a delicious variety of fillings and toppings.

Sephra Offers Pure Belgian Chocolate for Chocolate Fountains

It’s no wonder that Sephra selected Belgian chocolate to offer in its chocolate fountains. You can assure your chocolate fountain rental clients that Sephra chocolate for chocolate fountains is the best and preferred by chocolate connoisseurs the world over. Sephra’s chocolate fountains are the perfect way to spread the joy of Belgian chocolate to a large number of people.

Sephra’s Belgian chocolate is made from natural ingredients and contains no hydrogenized oils or substituted vegetable fats. It is also certified kosher, meaning you can market it this way and highlight that no additives are needed to operate in Sephra’s chocolate fountain. This way, clients get the Belgian chocolate experience without worrying about extra fat being added.

Sephra’s Belgian chocolate is available in dark, milk and white chocolate varieties. You can also give clients the option of renting two or even three smaller chocolate fountains to sample each type of chocolate for chocolate fountains available. The white chocolate can be safely dyed to enhance a theme, such as pink for a bridal shower, and won’t detract from the decadent taste of pure Belgian chocolate.

Offering pure Belgian chocolate for chocolate fountains will certainly impress chocolate connoisseurs and perhaps create a few connoisseurs after tasting Sephra’s Belgian chocolate. Also, by not using additives, your chocolate fountain rental business is a healthier alternative to your competitors. Anyone who tastes Sephra’s chocolate for chocolate fountains will have a hard time eating any other type of chocolate!

The Difference Between Chocolate Candy and Chocolate Coating

People often wonder how chocolate candy is made, and many might have tried to make chocolate dipped pretzel sticks or chocolate covered strawberries at home using regular chocolate only to find difficulty in getting the chocolate to stick and harden properly. The reason for this result is because tempered chocolate or chocolate coating wasn’t used. So what does that mean? Let’s find out!

Chocolate Coating vs. Chocolate Candy

Chocolate coating, also called compound chocolate, is what Sephra’s Melano chocolate is. Essentially, chocolate coating contains over 5 percent vegetable fat substituted for the cocoa butter found in chocolate candy. This allows the chocolate coating to harden quickly around food or in a mold once melted to produce professional looking homemade chocolate candy.

Chocolate candy contains more cocoa butter and makes it taste delicious, but doesn’t give it the qualities needed to harden quickly during candy-making. Instead, chocolate candy would need to be tempered before it could be used in molds or to create chocolate-coated confections.

Tempering Chocolate Candy

Tempered chocolate is chocolate candy whose cocoa butter crystals have been re-established, meaning they’ve been precisely melted down and then re-established into solids, similar to water freezing into ice.

In order to temper chocolate to make it ideal for candy-making, you must take it from solid to liquid and then turn it back into a solid that forms crystals meaning the chocolate is glossy, firm, and has a good snap and will soften near body temperature.

Tempering is an involved process, however, that is often time-consuming and difficult if you aren’t a professional. So what is a hobby confectioner to do?

Making Candy With Sephra’s Candy Coating

Sephra’s candy coating, or Melano chocolate, is perfect for the hobbyist because you don’t need to temper this type of chocolate. It still produces delicious and professional looking candy, but reduces mess and the headache of trying to temper chocolate candy yourself. Instead, focus on the variety of candy-making supplies offered by Sephra.

Using Sephra’s candy coating, which is also chocolate for chocolate fountains and comes in dark, milk or white chocolate, is easy. If you make a mistake, simply eat the evidence and start again! Sephra offers a wide variety of molds perfect for special occasions like weddings and birthday parties, but also offers shapes perfect for everyday indulgence.

You can also use Sephra’s candy coating to make chocolate lollipops, using lollipop molds and sticks or pretzel sticks to hand out to friends. Sephra offers safe white chocolate dye, so you can easily decorate your chocolate creations!

If you want to eat chocolate, choose chocolate candy. If you want to make chocolate candy, choose Sephra’s candy coating!