REVIEW: American Heritage Chocolate
American Heritage Chocolate.
What is that, you ask?
Simply put, it’s an authentic Chocolate based on the recipes from the 1750s – the Colonial Era.
It also happens to be the historic division of MARS! Yes, as in the candy bar company. Haha! In order for MARS to create the historically accurate Chocolate, they consulted with renowned historians, chefs and food historians throughout North America to develop the most authentic colonial Chocolate recipe.
Aw, heck, who am I kidding? I’m no history buff. This short video from American Heritage Chocolate will tell you about it a lot better than I can.
I hope you enjoyed the video! I found it pretty fascinating and awesome that MARS took the time to research how the Colonials made Chocolate so we can eat it today.
Now, on to the Chocolates I received…
As you can see, this is a Chocolate block – literally! Looks kind of like a brick doesn’t it?
As the side of the box says, this Chocolate block is to be used for grating and shaving into your favorite recipes.
I decided to experiment with the medium and fine grating. Looks good, doesn’t it? It tastes good too!!! In fact, my daughter sprinkled this grated Chocolate over the homemade waffles I made last weekend and really liked it. And she’s a picky eater, so this is saying a lot. YUM!
Chocolate and waffles? Who would have thunk?!?
This Chocolate is absolutely wonderful! While the ingredients are simple – Chocolate, sugar, cocoa butter, spices, natural flavors, Annatto and salt – it’s the spices that give it a very distinct flavor. The spices – anise, cinnamon, nutmeg, red pepper, orange and vanilla – make it quite addictive!
Couldn’t stop eating it!!!
I was also sent two different draw-string bags of Chocolate sticks. The one above came with one stick.
And this one had four Chocolate sticks. It’s the same delicious and mildly spicy Chocolate as the Chocolate block, but with the sticks you can stir them in your coffee or hot Chocolate for a fun Chocolaty kick!
Again, LOVE IT!
Not only did American Heritage Chocolate send me their fabulous Chocolates, they also sent me this book, ‘Chocolate: History, Culture and Heritage’.
To say this book is in-depth is an understatement!!! I was blown away with its sheer mass – 975 pages! Topics range from: Chocolate’s beginnings, its uses in medicine and recipes, its role in serving and advertising as well as the history of Chocolate throughout the world.
And this is just a few of the topics it discusses!
I want to know as much as possible about Chocolate. I think this book will satisfy my craving for Chocolate knowledge, don’t you think?
Of course, the pretty pictures help too.
So stay tuned! I’ll be sharing a lot more of this book with you over the next few months.
After all, that’s what I’m here for. To share with you, my fellow Chocolaholic!
If you’d like to learn more about American Heritage Chocolate and their Chocolate, but sure to check out their website. Fascinating company!