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Cacao’s handmade chocolate bars offer a truly sensory experience.
We paired quality couverture chocolate with simple but delicious ingredients to enhance the flavour profile of the chocolate. For the aromas, texture and flavours to fully evolve, chocolate is best eaten slowly and at room temperature.
Using the very finest couverture chocolate, CACAO handmade collection of premium Chocolate Bars offer a delicious full sensory flavour experience.
The signature Chocolate Bars from CACAO Chocolate and Patisserie deliver the most luxurious flavour experience with their melt in your mouth premium chocolate. We start with premium Belgian Couverture Chocolate, the very best in quality fresh premium ingredients from the best food regions in Australia and around the world. Combine together to create a bar that has been specially handcrafted to deliver a full sensory flavour explosion.
Each chocolate bar is handmade by the expert and renowned team behind CACAO Chocolate & Patisserie. Lead by acclaimed chefs Tim Clark and Laurent Meric, in our Melbourne Chocolaterie kitchen, adopting traditional French techniques to create our award winning chocolate.
Our premium Couverture chocolate bars are available in both dark and milk chocolates combined with classic ingredients such as salted caramel flakes, mint, candied orange and almond, to give you the most indulgent chocolate experience.
Our luxurious chocolate is handmade and moulded from the finest Belgian chocolate and premium grade cocoa beans to create a chocolate that is rich, velvety smooth that is never bitter or dry. We have a commitment to producing the highest quality chocolate for our customers.
The chocolate bars selections from CACAO offer a new kind of sensory overload that will excite your tastebuds and offer a completely new melt-in-your-mouth sensation that we all love.
The chocolate bars from CACAO have been made to maximum quality giving it a delicious creamy chocolate texture. Our professional and expert chocolatiers take the time to hand make each of our custom chocolate bars to indulgent perfection. With enhanced flavour combinations and perfectly presented chocolate creations that guarantee the greatest chocolate experience.
These handmade premium chocolate bars make the perfect gift to a loved one, friend of colleague, or simply the best way for you to indulge in a little luxury. The chocolate bars are also available in a well-balanced set of flavours that gradually develop in your mouth and ensures a full sensory experience
Put simply, compound chocolate does not possess the same refined qualities as couverture chocolate.
Couverture chocolate has a rich, intense chocolate flavour that has a brittle texture, meaning that it makes a snapping sound when broken in two. As couverture chocolate is a premium chocolate that has a minimum of 31% cocoa butter, it not only has a high sheen with a glossy and smooth finish, but has a full flavoured, creamy mouth feel with a low melting point to melt as soon as it enters the mouth.
Compound chocolate is different to that of Couverture chocolate as the high percentage of cocoa butter is replaced by vegetable fats and other additives. As opposed to the arbitrary milk powder component that is found in Couverture chocolate, compound chocolate use a range of whey powders, whey derivatives and dairy blends that are used as a cheap substitute.
Single origin is chocolate that has been made from cocoa beans from only one region, or in some cases, one particular farm or plantation. Most chocolate experts suggest that chocolate varies in taste depending on where the cocoa beans have been grown, and even depending on the seasonal conditions of the year that the beans have been harvested.
Tempered chocolate is a process that alters the compounds of the chocolate to form a precise crystal structure. Tempered chocolate is made when chocolate has been heated and cooled to specific temperatures to form this crystal structure. It is more recognisable by its glossy and smooth appearance and the satisfying ‘snap’ sound that is made when it is broken in two, or bitten into.
The heating and cooling temperatures are dependant on whether the chocolate is white, milk or dark. The expert Chocolatiers from CACAO are skilled enough to temper the chocolate by hand and produce excellent results every time.
Chocolate is packed full of antioxidants, or polyphenols, that is one of the key ingredients found in cocoa.
Polyphenols can perform as antioxidants to protect healthy cells in the body from being damaged.
The premium chocolate from CACAO contains essential vitamins such as A, B1, C, D and E, as well as calcium, potassium, iron and high levels of magnesium.
Chocolate also releases ‘feel good’ chemicals in the brain that can make you feel more relaxed and overall, happier. The higher the percentage of cocoa in the chocolate the higher in antioxidants.