Flavor of the month | Chocolate
It is widely known that cocoa has extremely ancient origins – even in 1000 B.C. the Mayans were dedicated to its cultivation. Later, this custom spread to the Aztecs who believed that cocoa had mystical and religious powers.
In the distant past cocoa was mainly consumed as a bitter drink, which was often flavored with pepper and chili pepper. It was only in the 19th century that cocoa began to be used for the production of chocolate, mixing the powder obtained by crushing cocoa beans with vanilla and sugar.
Today chocolate is also used to make delicious gelato. Artisan chocolate gelato is adored by both adults and children for its unmistakable taste, and it is undoubtedly an unbeatable classic flavor that everyone can agree on. We all know that, and that’s why chocolate gelato base is one of the key flavors in our bases for artisan gelato. We only use top quality roasted cocoa beans, which, combined with our natural stabilizers, mean that you can make everyone’s favorite artisan gelato flavor quickly and easily, with a unique, creamy taste. Have fun and get creative with our Marblings, Crockolosi, Stracciatelle and Toppings, which are sweet sauces that are ideal for creating marble effects and decoration for your artisan gelato, to offer your customers different flavors that are always delicious to eat and great to look at.
Tasting great chocolate gelato is not only good for your palate. Thanks to recent studies, we now know that chocolate has lots of amazing properties – for example it’s a rich source of anti-oxidants. Furthermore, it reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases as well as having positive effects on your mood, because it stimulates the production of serotonin, the so-called “happiness hormone”. These are three more good reasons to enjoy a break with great chocolate gelato!