I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for American Heritage Chocolate. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
To say I’m a chocolate lover would really not accurately describe my adoration of chocolate. I do adore chocolate.
Simply adore it.
I also love researching and learning. Especially when it’s something I already love, like chocolate. And learn is what I did while reading up on American Heritage Chocolate.
Are you familiar with American Heritage Chocolate? I wasn’t. Now that I am, I can’t imagine using another cocoa in my chocolate desserts. American Heritage Chocolate is made with ingredients that were only available in the 1750′s. It has a slightly sweet and mildly spicy taste.
American Heritage Chocolate incorporates a blend of ingredients and spices from the Colonial times like, cinnamon, nutmeg, chili pepper, vanilla, anise, and orange. A combination of flavors that you won’t typically find in your ordinary grocery store.
While I was reading about the history of chocolate I learned that the cocoa bean was used as currency by the Aztecs. This doesn’t surprise me. I can imagine how exotic the cocoa bean must have been.
Another tidbit is that in 1735, Benjamin Franklin sold chocolate out of his printing shop in Philadelphia. And during World War II chocolate was rationed in Europe to 4 ounces per person per week. I sure hope chocolate is never rationed again, because that would be a travesty.
Check out the chocolate timeline and learn about the history of chocolate for yourself… I bet you’ll learn something new. I did.
I couldn’t wait to try a recipe using the American Heritage Chocolate. I decided to try my son’s favorite Chocolate Gooey Brownies. They turned out beautifully — rich, decadent, with just a hint of spicy. My son said they were the best, yet.
I decided to decorate a few of them with a snowman for the season. If you want to add your own snowmen just use Sparkle Gel Icing in white to make a snowman and the black gel for eyes, mouth, and buttons. Finally dab on a bit of orange gel icing for the nose.
I’ll be making another batch (or two) during Christmas break! What’s your favorite chocolate dessert?