While it may make sense to store chocolate in the fridge, especially in warmer climates, it can do more harm than good. Despite what we’ve been told, you should not store chocolate in the fridge as it can absorb all the smells of the refrigerator, which can impact the taste, especially if you have foods… Read more »
Category: Chocolate Facts
What is the Difference Between Bittersweet and Semisweet Chocolate?
Those who are new to baking may not know there are differences between bittersweet and semisweet chocolate. So before you start baking with either of these types of chocolates, here are some facts about bittersweet and semisweet chocolate. Bittersweet chocolate contains 70% cacao and has less sugar, where semisweet chocolate has 60% cacao. However, both… Read more »
What Makes Good Quality Chocolate?
What can be better than good, quality chocolate? It’s a sweet treat that you can give as a gift or purchase for yourself. When it comes down to it, you can do anything with it. You can bake cookies or a cake with it, melt it down and mix with cream for hot chocolate, or… Read more »
How is Chocolate Made?
It all begins with the cacao tree which grows large pods containing seeds known as cacao. These trees need a rainforest climate to grow, so they’re only found around the equator. The pods hang from the trunk and the thickest branches, and when they’re ripe for harvest they’ll turn a yellowish-orange color. Then, the seeds… Read more »
Gourmet Chocolate Gifts
Gourmet chocolate gifts from Lazar’s Chocolate is a sweet way to treat the chocolate lover in your life. The holiday season is fast approaching, and we have a variety of chocolates for any occasion. Looking for a gift for your Thanksgiving host? We have fall colored nonpareils, Thanksgiving gift boxes, chocolate cornucopias, and even turkey… Read more »
Signature Chocolate Bars
Who doesn’t love signature chocolate bars? These nicely wrapped, solid pieces of deliciousness can turn a bad day into a better one! At Lazar’s, our chocolate bars come in 3-ounce and 8-ounce packages. They range from milk chocolate to 85% dark chocolate. Dark chocolate has many health benefits like reducing the risk of heart disease,… Read more »
Gourmet Chocolate Shop
Lazar’s Chocolates is your go-to gourmet chocolate shop for all things sweet and delicious, from chocolate-covered pretzels to sugar-free candy. In our store, we have something for everyone. Can’t make it in to see us? No problem, we can ship our products to you. Are you hosting a party and looking for platters that will… Read more »
Finding delicious, nut-free chocolates can be difficult for people with nut allergies. At Lazar’s Chocolates, we offer a variety of nut-free products for you and your family to enjoy. From chocolate-covered marshmallow pops to chocolate-covered nonpareils, these are just a few of the delicious nut-free products that we provide. Chocolate has always been a crowd-pleaser,… Read more »
What is the best way to melt chocolate?
For baking enthusiasts, this question can be an easy one, but for beginner bakers, there are a few simple ways to melt chocolate when a recipe calls for it. You have two options: you can use a double boiler or a microwave. The first rule to keep in mind is: low and slow; that is… Read more »
How to Properly Store Chocolate?
When purchasing a box of chocolates, it’s difficult to resist eating them all at once! But for any true chocolate lover, it’s important to know how to properly store chocolate, so you maintain and enjoy this delicious treat for longer periods of time. The biggest rule when storing chocolate is to not refrigerate them! Chocolate… Read more »