Everyone loves chocolate, right? It’s the perfect mix of sweet and bitter, and the combinations of ingredients that go beautifully with it are endless.
(Ever try bacon chocolate? I have and I’m hesitant to admit for fear of being judged that, yes, it is indeed quite good.) Have you ever wondered where this decadent treat comes from, or what it is exactly? Have you ever wondered what it is that makes you feel so good when eating it or if it is bad for you like the rest of the desserts we love so much? Well, I recently had the privilege of speaking with the corporate events planner, Rodolfo Espinal Martinez, at MarieBelle; a famous chocolate shop located in Soho, New York that describes itself as “a unique pleasure” and “an experience no chocolate-lover should miss.” Rodolfo was kind enough to answer a few questions for me and help me come up with some interesting chocolate facts that will help turn regular chocolate consumers into chocolate connoisseurs.