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Which Fruits Pair Best with Dark Chocolate?

September 17, 2017 by Staff Leave a Comment

For many people, any fruit can be paired with chocolate to create a stimulating taste that is indulgent. For others, there are certain fruits that pair better with chocolate than others. To learn more about the most harmonious partnerships that exist between dark chocolate and fruit, please take a look through the list below to see if your favourite fruit is on it:

  • Cherries

  • Apricots

  • Bananas

  • Coconut

  • Kiwi

  • Passionfruit

  • Oranges

  • Lemons

  • Honeydew

  • Strawberries

  • Raisins

  • Grapes

  • Pears

  • Raspberries

Of course, this is not an official list, and you should feel free to try different pairings to find out for yourself which ones you like the best. Both fresh and dried fruit along with chocolate are exquisite dessert ingredients, and when you put them together, they form the perfect taste sensation.

Dark chocolate has more of a better flavour to it, which helps to neutralize a number of different sweet fruits. It also combines well with citrus fruits, for those that are looking for an extreme flavour rush.

When you’re using dark chocolate with fresh fruit, you should taste the fruit beforehand to find out how well it will mix with your chocolate. Fruits offer a different taste according to the season of the year, and they will have varying acidic levels according to how ripe they are. One batch of strawberries, for example, may require only a half dip of chocolate, while another batch would taste better with a 3/4 dip of dark chocolate.

Freshly dipped fruits in chocolate can be offered on their own or as a garnish on other luxurious desserts. Dark chocolate and fruit can also be combined in truffles, ice cream, pastries and smoothies. The sky is really the limit when it comes to this pairing, and certainly don’t feel restricted by the above list. Try different combinations and see for yourself just how amazing chocolate and fruit can taste in a variety of different deserts.

If you are running a business and need to purchase bulk quantities of dark chocolate please contact our distributor, Qualifirst today at 1-800-206-1177. You can also visit our website to find out more about our wholesale pricing program for chocolate and to browse through our selection of chocolate products.

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