Something special is brewing in the Chocolot test kitchen. We are working with a brand new chocolate from Valrhona called Dulcey. People either love or hate white chocolate, but I’m confident that once you taste Dulcey, you’ll be a fan of this new concoction by the French chocolate company. The chocolate was initially developed by accident. About eight years ago, someone in the Valrhona test kitchen left some white chocolate on low heat overnight. The R&D tester came in the following morning and discovered he left the chocolate on all night long. And then he tasted it and realized he was on to something. The sugars in the chocolate caramelized, turning the chocolate into a sweet chocolate with strong hints of caramel and shortbread. Valrhona spent the following eight years (!!!) perfecting the recipe and just released this special new chocolate to the public.
We have been playing with some different flavors using the Dulcey, and we can’t wait to put together some special boxes featuring these chocolates. Today we developed a chocolate with Dulcey and Peanut Butter ganaches. We also made a Dulce De Leche ganache featuring Dulcey chocolate.