How to Taste Chocolate Like a Pro

Hello, fellow chocolate lovers! Have you ever found yourself wondering if you could hack it as a professional chocolate taster? You’re not alone. While most of us don’t get paid the big bucks to taste delicious treats, we can at least pretend.

Want to join us in tasting a variety of gourmet chocolates from across the globe? Register for our Chocolate Tasting Workshop on March 18th at 7:00pm.

Prefer to try it at home? Here are steps the professionals use whenever they taste chocolate:

  • Step One: Cleanse your palate.
    • You can do this by drinking room-temperature water or nibbling some fruit like sliced apples.
  • Step Two: Look at the chocolate.
    • Does it have a shine to it? How's the coloring?
  • Step Three: Feel and listen to the chocolate.
    • Does it melt quickly in your hands? Does it have a sharp snap when you break it?
  • Step Four: Smell the chocolate.
    • Does it smell like any other recognizable flavors like nuts or fruit?
  • Step Five: Taste the chocolate.
    • Let it melt in your mouth, don't chew. The flavor notes should change the longer it's in your mouth.

Here’s a video about how to taste dark chocolate: 

Learn more about chocolate before savoring it.