Modica Chocolate with Hot Pepper – Artisan Made in Italy
Giannetti Artisans Modica Chocolate with Hot Pepper is an excellent niche Chocolate from Sicily!
The small Italian town of Modica in Sicily is famous for their unique chocolate. We process our Modica chocolate as did the Aztecs during time of the Spanish conquistadors. Technically we define it as the “cold” chocolate maintaining its grainy and crumbly texture. Our artisans have kept it crunchy unlike the conventional smooth chocolate that we know. They have adapted the recipe a bit to satisfy our taste buds by adding brown sugar and making it even more delicious for us!
The secret behind the Modican chocolate is that it has very little cocoa butter and no white sugar. On the contrary, our producer uses granulated brown sugar that you can see and taste in every bite! Since there is very little cocoa butter, the best thing is that it doesn’t melt. A white patina on the chocolate bar is a normal aspect of this particular processing due to the cocoa butter resurfacing.
Producing Modica Chocolate
Our artisan collects all cocoa beans and roasts them to bring out the best flavor. They crush beans and remove the cocoa butter after crushing. To conclude, paste is completed by heating up the crushed beans and addition of the following ingredients:
Granulated sugar, the separated cocoa butter, and finally any necessary flavoring (hot pepper).
After the paste is made, it is poured into the metallic molds shaped like a rectangle with four boxes. So if you want to eat chocolate and not feel bad about eating it, then eat chocolate di Modica. If you want to do as they did in the past, you can even drink the chocolate to keep yourself warm during winter.
Ingredients: Cocoa paste 50%, refined cane sugar, 0,03% hot pepper. – 3.52 oz (100 g)