Chocolate suppliers have discovered that chocolate, as well as appealing to our taste buds, can also inspire and awaken our artistic feelings. New technologies, as well as the public’s demand for a greater variety of confectionery have, if you’ll forgive the pun, encouraged manufacturers to “raise the bar” when it comes to making fine, inspired and unique chocolate creations. |
Moulded Chocolate Creations
There has been a staggering increase in the number of moulded chocolate figures that are available to choose from. The options have expanded far beyond the familiar golden chocolate coins, fun Easter eggs or a rotund, chocolate Father Christmas. Now chocolate suppliers have access to an amazing range of finely crafted, exquisitely detailed novelties supplied by manufacturers from across the world: animals, figures from fairy tales, vehicles of all shapes and sizes – the only limitation is the imagination.
Some chocolate suppliers are even marketing chocolate board games. Chocolate chess is just one great example, as you get to eat the pieces you capture! It’s even possible to get framed chocolate artwork that will make a unique talking point – assuming they last long enough of course.
No Longer Just Black and White
Once there was milk, dark and white chocolate. No more! Today, thanks to the introduction of new technologies and innovative food colourings manufacturers are able to provide chocolate suppliers with chocolates in a rainbow of colours without harming the quality, the taste, or your health. New gel colours have solved the age old problem of melted chocolate seizing into an unsightly mess if water-based dyes were added.
Needless to say, white chocolate is still the foundation for the vast majority of coloured chocolate and many companies are utilising cutting-edge software to produce stunning coloured chocolate creations that are a sight to feast on. At Easter, you’ll be able to get vibrant yellow ducklings, at Christmas, a fantastic Father Christmas complete with his bright red outfit. Chocolate suppliers can now provide the public with unique creations for that special occasion, a bouquet of coloured chocolate flowers for St. Valentine’s Day, the crest of your favourite football club. As we said before – the only limit is your imagination.
21st Century Chocolate Technology
Chocolate printers have been around for some time but, just a few years ago, a revolutionary, 3D chocolate printer was developed at Exeter University. It’s early days yet and this printer has still a way to go until it’s in widespread use. In the meantime, chocolate suppliers and the British public continue to benefit from amazing, personalised chocolate prints.
So if you’re hungry for art and for something sweet, then these fabulous chocolate creations could well fit the bill.
Angelina Moufftard works for hf Chocolates, established wholesale sweets and chocolate suppliers with decades of experience supplying sweets and high-end chocolates to retailers across the UK. Working with the most dedicated suppliers from France, Spain, Germany, Holland, Belgium, the USA and the UK, hf Chocolates' great tasting and beautifully packaged products add panache to any sweet display.
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