Celebrating Easter with Chocolate
Easter is almost upon us! While we prepare for this sweet-tasting occasion, we become excited about all the delicious Easter Chocolate possibilities that, hopefully, the Easter Bunny will be gifting us!
As the sweet anticipation mounts, one question has always plagued us: Why does Easter Chocolate Taste Different?
Easter Chocolate is available everywhere in Canada.
As chocolate abounds during this time, we're consumed with seeing those tiny, colourful, shiny foil-wrapped eggs. Or those adorable-looking bunny-shaped chocolates.
Tasting these chocolates is filled with such anticipation, and as we delve into this delectable chocolatey bliss, it tastes different. Is it just in our minds? Or Are we reminiscing about Easter's past, opening up those filled-to-the-brim Easter Baskets?
Does science have the answer about Chocolate?
As food scientist Bernard Lahousse explains, those small little easter chocolate eggs taste different because it’s smaller pieces of chocolate. The smaller the chocolate is, the outer layer will melt faster, enhancing the aromatic scent of the chocolate. Therefore, it is much more appealing when you consider how the scent interacts with the receptors in our brains responsible for the smell.
The scent hits our brains quite quickly and gives us a sense of satisfying our hunger and cravings.
He also explains that it's not simply the scent. It's all the components that makeup chocolate. Because chocolate contains fat, the texture allows it to melt with our body temperatures. Providing us with that delectable, velvety texture and rich taste that chocolate is most famous for!
Is Easter Chocolate Better?
Suppose you're lucky enough to have eaten off the top of a chocolate bunny's ear or unwrapped a copious amount of chocolate eggs. In that case, there is a particular element of excitement that perhaps your everyday chocolate bar doesn't have.
Maybe all the mood-boosting elements of chocolate induce our happy memories, so we associate that with our Easter chocolate, and in turn, it just tastes better!
Chocolate is the "Food of the Gods"
Whatever the reason, we'll happily eat our Easter chocolate while we deliciously ponder this question. We might be eating chocolate in the name of science to test the theory further!
Easter or not, we have our own theory about chocolate. It's one of the closest things to perfection we could ever taste. The possibilities are endless.
The shapes, flavours and sizes of chocolate will induce the heaven-sent, chocolatey bliss we crave. After all, they don't call it the "food of the gods" for nothing!
As you embark on this joyous Easter occasion and prepare to indulge in all that chocolate, let us know what you think. Does your Easter Chocolate really taste different?