It’s sweet, comes in light or dark, and can be enjoyed on its own or in a recipe. What are we talking about? Why chocolate, of course. At Lazar’s chocolate, we take our chocolate very seriously, because we know our customers love it just as much as we do.
But why do we love chocolate, what is it about the sweet, melt in your mouth taste that keeps everyone wanting more?
According to modern historians, the history of chocolate dates back to 2000 years. But, most recently, some have discovered it could be even older.
Chocolate lovers may not know that in the beginning, chocolate was not eaten; it was a drink, and it originated in Latin America, then came to Spain sometime in the 1500s and then eventually made its way to Europe, and now its enjoyed across North America.
In 1828, the chocolate squeeze press was invented. Changing the way chocolate was produced, this device can squeeze cocoa butter from roasted cacao beans, leaving a powder behind. This powder is mixed with a liquid and poured into a mold, where it solidifies into a chocolate bar.
Studies have shown that dark chocolate has some health benefits, including the lowering of cholesterol and blood pressure and improvement of brain function, reduce the risk of heart disease, antioxidants, and more.
What could be a better reason than to love chocolate?
So what is the real reason we love chocolate so much? Is it because no matter the type, it can be enjoyed in any way, shape, or form? We can give it away as a gift, use it to celebrate different kinds of events, and pretty much everyone eats it. You cannot go wrong with a chocolate bar or a box of assorted chocolates.
At Lazar’s, we carry all types of chocolates. From milk chocolate to dark and everything in between, whatever you are looking for, we are sure to have it.
If you don’t find what you are looking for, you can always call us at (516)829-5875, we will answer any questions you may have. Contact Lazar’s today.