With an ingredient that’s been around for over 2,000 years, it’s hard to imagine that there could be very many “food revolutions” with the ingredient. Surely, in the past two millenia, we’ve cooked, steamed, baked, and prepared the food in every way imaginable, right? Well, when it comes to chocolate – we’re wrong! In 2009, Bubble Chocolate changed the US chocolate industry by launching a new chocolate that is infused with air bubbles.
Bubble Chocolate is leading the charge to help popularize aerated chocolate in the United States. Made in Europe (since the US doesn’t currently have the needed technology), Bubble Chocolate follows a carefully calculated manufacturing process, infusing air bubbles at specific times and temperatures in the chocolate making process. Then they are molded and cooled so that the bubbles inside the chocolate are maintained while the outer shell is formed. The result is an entire bar of chocolate that is made to give your the best chocolate experience. The air bubbles help to bring the chocolate close to your body’s temperature (when you get the most satisfying flavor) and help the chocolate melt in your mouth faster.
When you open the pacakge of Bubble Chocolate, the first think you’ll notice is that from the outside, it appears to be any ordinary bar of chocolate, but it’s about two times thicker than your average bar. Flip to the back of the package and you’ll notice that there are just 100-110 calories for six pieces of chocolate, or ~200 calories for half of a bar. Break open the bar of Bubble Chocolate and you can clearly see the various air bubbles that have been trapped inside the smooth chocolate exterior.
There is a special way to eat Bubble Chocolate:
The time-tested method is to start by breaking off a small piece of Bubble Chocolate and popping it into your mouth. Let it melt for a few seconds. As you begin to feel the bubbles soften begin to chew gently. The mouth-feel will develop from slightly dry, to moist and creamy. Bubble Chocolate is designed to be savored.
We followed this special method of chocolate eating while we sampled both the Milk Chocolate Bubble Chocolate and the Dark Chocolate Bubble Chocolate. The milk chocolate is 38% cocoa and smoothly blends chocolate and milk flavors. It has the milder and sweeter chocolate flavor that is typical to milk chocolates. The dark chocolate bar is 60% cocoa and will satisfy the dark chocolate devotees out there. I felt like I was biting into a decadent chocolate cake.
When your first bite into the bars, you’ll immediately notice a different texture, seeming to be a little grainy at first. As the chocolate melts slowly in your mouth, that dry texture gives way to a creamy chocolate sensation. I loved that the flavor lingered lightly on the palette without being too thick. The effect of the air bubbles really seemed to heighten the flavors of the chocolate and I thought it almost made the chocolate taste sweeter and purer than other bars I’ve tried. On a side note, I found that even as I held the chocolate in my fingers, the heat from my hand started to make some of the little air bubbles pop, so you could actually feel little chocolately pockets.
Bubble Chocolate Bars a truly a unique chocolate eating experience that you must try! Bubble Chocolate is available for $2.49 MSRP in select stores nation wide, and may soon be coming to Wal-Mart and Target. For more information about Bubble Chocolate, please visit their website at www.bubblechocolate.com.
What’s Cooking at DD Bubble Chocolate Giveaway!
5 people will win 1 Bubble Chocolate – Dark Chocolate Bar and 1 Bubble Chocolate – Milk Chocolate Bar!
I have recently started hosting my giveaways a little differently. Many of you provide great comments and I think it’s a shame to keep them all to myself, so I’d like to give you all the opportunity to see what others are saying.
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Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST, April 13, 2010.
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Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. Your experiences may be different. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive free Bubble Chocolate from the manufacturer or their representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.