En Chocolat Rating System
Here at En Chocolat chocolate is rated on a five cacao pod scale, this scale increases in half pod increments.
We’re talking the cheapest chocolate you could think of. Made with cheap ingredients this chocolate usually has a waxy texture and very little flavor.
We’re talking store sold chocolate here. Cheap industrially made chocolate with limited flavor but less of a waxy texture than half bean.
We’re talking cheap chocolate which often carries a thicker milkier quality than lower ratings. Flavor is present but often not much more than a generic “chocolate” taste.
We’re talking high end cheap chocolate. Carrying a longer lasting taste and a richer quality than lower ratings this chocolate does not stand out from the crowd and frequently is riddled with artificial ingredients.
We’re talking middle of the road chocolate here, moderately priced with qualities of it’s cheaper counterparts but a few endearing qualities which usually fall in the texture and flavor category.
We’re talking good quality chocolate, thicker milkier textures and strong flavors that often carry a subtle aftertaste that can sometimes overpower the original experience of sampling the chocolate itself.
We’re talking high end chocolate that still manages to fall in the affordable range. Often made from high quality cacao beans and fresh ingredients, this chocolate is usually the one that falls in to your “special treat” category.
We’re talking pretty darn good chocolate here. Four pod chocolate is rich quality chocolate that costs a little more than you’re comfortable paying for chocolate but is always worth it.
We’re talking a step away from perfection. Four and a half pod chocolate is flavorful and creamy and melts in your mouth without feeling grainy or waxy. This chocolate is almost always imported.
We’re talking fresh from Belgium creamy chocolate that contains the best ingredients and costs more than you ever dreamed of spending on chocolate.