Dark Chocolate

Group: Sweets

Dark Chocolate
Dark Chocolate
Dark Chocolate
Odor profile: a note deriving from patchouli essence, deep and not particularly sweet, with a dusty feel and a bitterish edge

Before it melts in our mouth and gives us its energy and optimism, chocolate goes a long way from being a green pod growing on a tropical tree.



The history of cocoa interlaces with the history of the ancient American civilization. In Central America cocoa trees were cultivated by the Mayas and later by the Toltecs and the Aztecs. The word "chocolate" is derived from the word ‘xocolatl’ which originates from the Nahuatl language, an Aztecan dialect, and means 'bitter water''. The word "cocoa" stems from the word "kakaw" which the Maya took on from preceding civilizations. The Europeans did not know cocoa even existed until 1502 - 10 years after Columbus discovered America.
 

The fruits of the cocoa tree, the cocoa pods, weigh 200 - 800 grams. It takes about 6 months before the fruits can be harvested. While the pods ripen, their color changes from green to yellow and orange. One tree produces about 30 pods with each of them containing about 30 - 40 seeds: The cocoa beans. There are several species of cocoa. Criollo, which accounts for 3% of the world's cocoa produce, is highest quality cocoa and Forastero, which accounts for 85% of the world's cocoa production, is the most common one.


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The cocoa beans and the white pulp are extracted from the ripe cocoa pod before they are left to ferment while covered with banana leaves. The two-week long fermentation process is of utmost importance as it enhances the flavour and aroma of the cocoa.


Once fermented the cocoa beans contain approximately 60% moisture which needs to be reduced to 7.5% as high levels of moisture cause mold and would spoil the harvest. Therefore the fermented cocoa beans are sun-dried after the fermentation process. And after that the cocoa beans are ready to be dispatched to the factories where they are processed further.
 

In the factories the cocoa beans are cleaned and roasted at low temperature. Roasting the beans is what gives them the characteristic taste and smell we all know and love. Once the beans have cooled off they are being refined, i.e. freed of hulls and germs, by machines. The clean cocoa iss then ground to a paste called chocolate liquor which is the main component of chocolate. Cocoa paste consists of cocoa butter (natural cocoa fat) and a dry substance. When the cocoa butter is separated from the paste, the dry substance is further ground into fine cocoa powder.



Chocolate is made of chocolate liquor. Sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifying agents and vanilla are added to the chocolate liquor. Then the liquid chocolate is refined and tempered for perfect consistency and aroma. The scent of dark chocolate is full, warm and slightly spicy. White chocolate is made of cocoa butter, sugar and milk powder and therefore its aroma is not as intense. It is less spicy, but creamy and soft.
 

Dark chocolate is produced by adding fat and sugar to cocoa. In Europe, dark chocolate contains a minimum of 35% cocoa solids, but the levels can go up to 70%-99%. Dark chocolate is semisweet, while extra dark chocolate has a distinctive bittersweet taste. Dark chocolate is also very nutritious, as in contains high levels of antioxidants.

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Hershey’s Special Dark Demeter Fragrance
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Missoni Colori - Missoni Gianduia Missoni
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Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Kisses Demeter Fragrance
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Dreamy Dessert Jessica Simpson
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Body Made Luminous Scent by Alexis
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Gelty Pleasures Smell Bent
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Dark Chocolate Demeter Fragrance
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Bliss Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
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Al Mas Al Haramain Perfumes
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Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Demeter Fragrance
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Chocolate: Figure 6: Epices Roxana Illuminated Perfume
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Amorito The Body Shop
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Joya Alfred Sung
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Bergamot Truffle Payard
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Fleur de Chocolat Molinard
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Mon Petit Secret Marks and Spencer
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Big Pony 2 Ralph Lauren
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Ugly Bastard Bud Parfums
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Black Orchid Tom Ford
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Jelly Belly Hot Fudge Sundae Demeter Fragrance
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Chocolate Mint Demeter Fragrance
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Roll-On Perfume No. 13 Melange Perfume
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Angel Thierry Mugler
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Never Lonely Demeter Fragrance
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Perfect Sunset Sarah Horowitz Parfums
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Chocolate Zara
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Brownie Demeter Fragrance
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Dark Extacy La Perla
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Devils Food Demeter Fragrance
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Autumn Bud Parfums
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Brazil Nut The Body Shop
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Bitter Orange & Chocolate Jo Malone
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Sorriso Profumum Roma
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CiocoSpesizissimo Hilde Soliani
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Choco Musk Al-Rehab
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Chocolate: Figure 3: La Foret Roxana Illuminated Perfume
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Textures Lilac Zara
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Chocolate CRAVE Perfume Chocolate CRAVE Perfume
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Delicious Chocolate Gale Hayman
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Eau de Cacao Coppeneur
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No1 Feathered Musk Victoria`s Secret
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Pistachio Ganache Payard
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Lacoste Elegance Lacoste
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I Love the Moon Wellments
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The Exact Friction of Stars Pilar & Lucy
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Le Chocolat Ambre L`Antichambre
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III Noir Intense Nobile 1942
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Cherry Bomb Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
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Elixir Charnel Gourmand Coquin Guerlain
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Mat Chocolat Masaki Matsushima
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Blue Star Miro
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Roses & Chocolate Mancera
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Hungry Hungry Hippies Smell Bent
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Angel Extrait de Parfum Thierry Mugler
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Enchanted Accessorize
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Chocolate Covered Cherries Demeter Fragrance
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Junior Mints Demeter Fragrance
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Distraction Ajmal
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Piment et Chocolat DSH Perfumes
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Café Neil Morris
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Extraordinary Avon
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Fondente Extra Cioccolato Mon Amour
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Mashaayer Al Haramain Perfumes
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The Taste of Fragrance Angel Thierry Mugler
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CK One Shock For Her Calvin Klein
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Eau de Creme Harvey Prince
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Eau Jeune Rock'n Love Eau Jeune
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Cacao Aftelier
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Chococat Demeter Fragrance
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CiocoRosissimo Hilde Soliani
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Secret Woods Essence of Beauty
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Yacht Man Chocolate Myrurgia
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Comme des Garcons Series 7 Sweet: Spicy Cocoa Comme des Garcons
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La Memoire Retrouvee L`Antichambre
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Chocolate Amber Bath and Body Works
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Black Star Avril Lavigne
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Patchouli Envoutant Les Petits Plaisirs
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Valentino Uomo Valentino
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Oscar Violet Oscar de la Renta
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Amber Chocolate La Via del Profumo
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Unbreakable Joy Khloe and Lamar
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Missoni Missoni
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Perfect Kiss Sarah Horowitz Parfums
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Pardon Nasomatto
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Lady Dreidel Smell Bent
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Lollipop Bling Mine Again Mariah Carey
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Covet Sarah Jessica Parker
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Charm Kiss Thomas Sabo
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Vanille Chocolat Laurence Dumont
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Chocolate Story Faberlic
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Animagical Woman Puma
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Mother Opus Oils
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Selena Gomez Eau de Parfum Selena Gomez
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Mexican Cocoa Pacifica
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No 7 Prudence Paris
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Chocolat Bambola Il Profvmo
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BLV Notte Pour Homme Bvlgari
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100% Love S-Perfume
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Rose Praline Les Parfums de Rosine
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Jessica Bud Parfums
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Angel Etoile Mystique Thierry Mugler
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Totally Edible Aromachology