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Make Your Own Truffles at Home

  If you have ever wondered how to make your own truffles and chocolate treats at home, there are plenty of videos on YouTube and Pinterest. However, there are a few tips and tools that may want to know about before jumping into your next recipe. The chocolatiers at York Confections recommend the following: Watch out for: Water and chocolate do not get along. When tempering chocolate, make sure water… Read More »Make Your Own Truffles at Home

Pepppermint Meltaway Chocolate Truffle

Easy Peppermint Truffle Recipe

Our top selling chocolate this time of the year is our homemade peppermint truffle.  After numerous iterations, we finally created a simple recipe that can be easily replicated at home. Here’s what you will need: Utensils: polycarbonate mold or ice cube tray stainless steel bowl cocoa butter transfer sheets (optional) Ingredients: 346 grams of your favorite milk or dark chocolate (chopped) 100 grams of unrefined coconut oil (melted) 10 drops… Read More »Easy Peppermint Truffle Recipe

diagram of cacao bean to bar process

Chocolate: How It’s Made

Did you know that the cacao pod grows on small evergreen trees and begins its journey as a tiny orchid-like flower? Unlike other flowers, cacao flowers are pollinated by tiny flies or midges. Once the fruit is mature, the pod now containing 20-60 cacao seeds/beans is harvested, the seeds are removed, and the fermentation process begins. The seeds are typically placed in large wooden bins or containers for 3-7 days… Read More »Chocolate: How It’s Made

Chocolate Displayed on Tray

the difference between dark, milk, & white chocolate

There are numerous types of chocolate from which to choose, ranging from dark to white with colorful variations in between. So what is the difference between them and which one is better for you? The basic ingredients for couverture chocolate are: It all boils down to the amounts of cocoa solids that determines whether it’s labeled dark, milk, or white. Generally speaking, Dark Chocolate contains cocoa solids greater than 50%,… Read More »the difference between dark, milk, & white chocolate

Take a chocolate road trip

If you love chocolate and you love to travel, then it’s time to take a trip to Ecuador! Not only is the landscape breathtaking, but it is home to the world’s highest quality cacao bean, the Arriba/Nacional. We recently embarked on a self guided tour, beginning in the city of Quito. It is a surprisingly easy country to navigate by car and there are countless cacao farmers, producers, and chocolate… Read More »Take a chocolate road trip