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Known as the food of the gods, nearly two-thirds of women eat chocolate candy or desserts weekly. Chocolate surely is a trend that has taken hold and has the masses clamoring for more; and the latest trend is not just any old chocolate... it's designer chocolate.
Scrumptious, smooth, creamy, rich, delectable and indulgent are just some of the adjectives often used to describe chocolate, the delightful substance of which the average American consumes 10 pounds each year. A cultural pastime and a sweet-tooth favorite, chocolate's taste and texture incite passion unlike any other confection. From hot chocolate to truffles to cookies to cakes, chocolate is well established as a substance Americans love to love. It makes some of the best gifts for just about any occasion.
Making Designer Chocolate:
Especially passionate for chocolate are chocolatiers, those who create fine chocolate with masterpiece-like artistry. Here's how they do it:
Chocolate's pleasure comes from the painstaking process that yields the finest varieties. Chocolate begins with the seeds from inside the fruit of the cacao tree, native to regions that include South America, Africa and Indonesia. These seeds are known as cocoa beans.
The beans are fermented and dried in the sun before they are ready to go to the chocolate maker. The chocolate maker roasts the beans, sorting and blending beans from different locales to create their own distinct flavors. Next, the beans are winnowed, a process that removes the meat, also known as the nib, of the cocoa bean from the shell. The meat or nib is then ground into a substance called chocolate liquor, which is pure, unsweetened chocolate.
Much talent is required to turn this chocolate liquor into fanciful and delectable treats. The chocolate maker adds sugar, flavoring (such as vanilla) and milk (found in milk chocolate) according to his or her own special recipe. Then conching occurs; this is done with a special machine that blends ingredients. The process can take from two to six days. Next, chocolate is tempered. This involves slowly heating the chocolate then slowly cooling the chocolate in order to let the cocoa butter solidify without separating from the rest of the ingredients. The exact processes and ingredients used by each chocolate maker determine the texture, quality and taste of the final product.
About the Collection
Treat yourself and your loved ones to delectable Waggoner Chocolates - gourmet confections made with the finest, freshest ingredients sourced from all over the world. Full of flavor, each mouthwatering chocolate is meant to be savored. Because Waggoner's always provides a perfect presentation, you'll be proud to serve them at your next gathering or gift them to even the most discerning chocolate connoisseur.
The company's history is almost as rich as the flavors they create. In 2003, Joe Waggoner reopened his family's factory so that he could carry on the tradition his grandfather began decades ago. Today, Waggoner produces more than 100 varieties of chocolates and confections, providing customers around the world with the only true "Gift of Chocolate".
Give yourself - and your guests - the delicious gourmet flavors of family-owned Waggoner Chocolates.
About the Guest
Brother of EVINE Live host Allison Waggoner, Joe carried on his family's tradition by reopening the family chocolate factory in 2003, which was built in 1954. Joe has attended confectionary schools in the United States and Europe, and today is the owner and CEO of Waggoner Chocolates.
PECAN MILK CHOCOLATE: Sugar, milk, chocolate liquor, chocolate liquor processed with alkali, cocoa butter coconut oil, corn syrup, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil (cottonseed, palm kernel, and or soybean oil), protein, butter, dextrose, mono and diglycerides, egg whites, disodium phosphate, corragenan, vitamine D-3, cream, pecans (roasted in peanut oil), salt, soy lecithin, vanilin-an artificial flavor, vanilla.
CASHEW MILK CHOCOLATE: Sugar, milk, chocolate liquor, chocolate liquor processed with alkali, cocoa butter coconut oil, corn syrup, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil (cottonseed, palm kernel, and or soybean oil), protein, butter, dextrose, mono and diglycerides, egg whites, disodium phosphate, corragenan, vitamine D-3, cream, cashews (roasted in peanut oil), salt, soy lecithin, vanilin-an artificial flavor, vanilla.
Manufactured in a facility that process nut and dairy products.