Chocolate is a favourite treat for so many. It’s been called incredibly addicting and better than sex. Coming in the form of bars, truffles, and even drinks, chocolate has become the keystone in a sweettooth’s diet. Chocolate itself, milk or dark, has a wonderful range of rich browns. Sure, chocolate has vanilla in it, but what on earth is white chocolate?
The Other White Chocolate
White chocolate was first made in Switzerland after World War I. The chocolate was first produced in the United States by Hebert’s Candies after seeing it in Europe a year prior. Finally reaching popularity in the 1980s through the Alpine White Chocolate Bar distributed by Nestlé, white chocolate was raising eyebrows and encouraging chocolate lovers to step outside of the deep, dark box.
Whether chocolate or not, connoisseurs have used white chocolate in a number of delectable treats in any amount from the main ingredient to decorations. Using stripes of dark chocolate on white chocolate, or vice versa, for example, make wonderful contrasts while milk chocolate and dark chocolate compliment each others’ warm, deep browns. Together, the chocolates make for soft, welcome colour combinations for whatever size your sweettooth may be.
Some Chocolate Colour Inspiration:
An article over at Apartment Therapy provides a few examples, including this kitchen (below), which turns possible an over-powering robin’s egg into a cozy nest for breakfast.
What’s your favourite kind of chocolate?
Have you used chocolate browns?
What do you like to pair with chocolate as a colour?