Open House and Chocolate Tasting! 8/17/18 5-7pm

La Belle Chocolat is a Chocolate Museum and Chocolate Tasting room recently opened in historic Portsmouth, NH. This small and unique museum features artifacts, historic prints, a Chocolate Art gallery and more. Start off your evening in Portsmouth and visit our Open House on Friday Aug 17th from 5:00 pm … Read More

People Who Eat More Chocolate Are Less Stressed, According to Science

The first human trials favor dark chocolate consumption for more than just stress. This isn’t the first time we’re hearing that eating dark chocolate has some healthy perks, but this is the first time the effects of dark chocolate have been tested on people—and we like what researchers discovered. Recent … Read More

The Best Way to Melt Chocolate

Until recently,  melting chocolate was done in a “bain-marie” – a French term for a double boiler…where you use a bowl or smaller pan which is placed inside a larger pan which has a couple inches of water in it. You  bring the water to a simmer and let the … Read More

Meso Cacao

Lake Yojoa is a beautiful place in Honduras where some great coffee is grown also. Tasting notes:   the taste develops slowly–bright fruitiness with a hint of acidity on the tongue. Then the fruitiness becomes quite intense and stays right in the middle of your mouth, a little forward on the … Read More

Callebaut Chocolate

Callebaut Chocolate which is manufactured in Belgium, is one of the most popular chocolates for professional and home chefs all over the world. It has become the standard against which all other cooking chocolates are judged. Each recipe is unique and is the result of Callebaut’s exclusive guarantee of constant quality and taste. … Read More

Chocolate Tasting Program – December 3, 2107 at 4:00pm

Enjoy our next Chocolate Tasting Seminar! This informative, fun and delicious event will be held at 591 Middle St. Portsmouth, NH. on Sunday, DECEMBER 3 at 4 pm. Discover the cocoa bean and how it has developed into the most popular indulgence. Taste chocolates from around the world, including some … Read More

What Physics Tells Us About Making the Perfect Chocolate

Like carbon, the treat can take on many crystalline forms, so a master chocolatier must know how to temper it in just the right way By Brian Handwerk smithsonian.com February 13, 2015 Working with chocolate is often called an art, and top chocolatiers can boast of many masterpieces. But the … Read More

Jack Fruit = Cocoa?

This Little-Known Waste Product could Provide a Chocolate Replacement By Dan Nosowitz March 2 2017 People’s love for chocolate remains strong—the global market has increased by 13 percent from 2010 to 2015—but supply fluctuates. Currently, with strong production in West Africa and Latin America, prices are at their lowest point … Read More

Chocolate & Wine Tasting

This special program is scheduled for: Thursday November 12th from 6:30 – 8:00. It will start with the story of chocolate – where it comes from and how it is made. Then after a brief introduction to wine-tasting techniques,  we will taste up to 5 wines which have been specially selected to pair well with the … Read More

The dark side!

If you REALLY REALLY love dark chocolate – this program is for you!! We start with the “Chocolate Story” (where does chocolate come from and how is it made.)  then we taste about 8 dark chocolates –  ranging in cacao content from 40% – 90%! Featured chocolates are from many origins in South … Read More

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