Definitely Chocolate offers sophisticated handmade chocolates, crafted by blending the flavours and textures of Europe and Australia, to the simplicity of pure, single origin chocolate from the cacao plantations of Venezuela or Tanzania Guaranteeing true chocolate lovers a moment of unforgettable pleasure, the uniqueness and quality of chocolate reflect the pure indulgence that is Definitely Chocolate.
First it was wine, then coffee...
Now, more and more Australians are acquiring what discerning Europeans have enjoyed for a long time: the taste for exquisite, hand-made chocolates.
Luxury chocolate really is a different experience. Carefully blended and hand-crafted from the very finest ingredients, it is quite unlike the mass-manufactured bar whose low cocoa content is masked by various additives.
To answer this demand, Definitely Chocolate brought together the best ingredients and the European chocolatier's art to create world-class chocolates, right here in Australia.
Definitely Chocolate's on-line ordering service offers you these benefits...Delivery right to your door
Pre-packaged or handpicked selections
Gift Servicing & Special Occassions
How to enjoy ChocolateTo enjoy chocolate at its best, store your carefully (16-18 degrees Celsius/50 - 60 degrees Fahrenheit and 50% - 60% humidity). Definitely Chocolate products are free of any preservatives, so consume filled chocolates within two weeks of purchase.
The enjoyment of luxury chocolate involves all five senses. These are the characteristics that a true chocolate connoisseur looks for...
Sight - Look for a shiny, smooth surface of completely blended chocolate, free from any imperfection.
Sound - Well-tempered chocolate with a high content of pure cocoa makes a distinctive sharp snapping sound when broken.
Touch - The feel should be satin-smooth - not grainy like low-quality chocolate.
Smell - Like a vintage wine, premium chocolate releases a medley of aromas -- complex and distinctive.
Taste - Chocolate should be a savoured delight. Press it to the roof of your mouth and let it slowly melt around your tastebuds. The velvety flavours gradually translate into a pleasantly lingering after-taste.
The Chocolatier's ArtTo create luxurious chocolate, you need the world's finest chocolate beans and ingredients and the alchemy of the professional chocolatier.
The most skilled chocolatiers learnt their craft in France, Belgium, Italy or Switzerland - just like Definitely Chocolate's own chocolatiers.
First, they select the exact mix of cocoa bean varieties. Well-versed in each variety's special characteristics, our chocolatiers create a blend that is balanced, yet with its own uniquely attractive personality.
Gently roasted, these beans are then milled for many hours to produce a very fine cocoa. This is mixed with the only ingredients required for quality chocolate: cocoa butter, sugar, natural vanilla and soya lecithin. For milk chocolate, fresh milk alone is added.
For the chocolate fillings, our chocolatiers choose pure materials and orchestrate their taste, texture and aroma with that of the chocolate to play a delightful harmony on the tongue.
Hand-crafted chocolate is an artform that keeps exploring possibilities. Definitely Chocolate's master chocolatiers respect the traditions of their calling, yet remain always open to new flavours and combinations.
History of ChocolateNative to South America, cocoa beans first came to Europe in the treasure-laden galleons of the Spanish conquistadors. Quickly spreading throughout Europe and beyond, this gift from the New World won more and more admirers. But long before that, the cocoa bean had been enjoyed by the Maya and the Aztecs. So valued was the cocoa drink that they used it as a sacred offering and even employed cocoa beans as currency!
Chocolate is made from the beans harvested from pods of the cacao tree, grown within 10 degrees north and south of the equator. The best-known beans are the rare, delicate Criollo and Trinitario varieties and the more robust Forastero. The finest quality cocoa beans come from hand-nurtured cacao plants and, like wine production, important factors are the local soil, weather and the grower's expertise.
Quality chocolate has up to 75% cocoa content, compared with as little as 20% in cheap products. Made from carefully roasted and milled quality beans, it has a smooth, velvety finish. Mass-produced chocolate has a gritty texture, more sugar, lower-grade cocoa beans and non-traditional ingredients like dried milk and vegetable oil.