“I never do any television without chocolate. That’s my motto and I live by it. Quite often I write the scripts and I make sure there are chocolate scenes. Actually I’m a bit of a chocolate tart and will eat anything. It’s amazing I’m so slim.”
— Dawn French, actress
Chocolate has been enjoyed for at least 3,000 years, first by the native peoples of Mesoamerica, who concocted a thin and bitter drink from the processed cacao beans. Later, of course, the Spanish conquistadors would introduce chocolate to Europe, where it quickly gained a reputation as a status drink thanks to its scarcity and high cost.
The use of chocolate in candy-making did not become widespread until the 18th century, when cocoa butter could be produced using machinery and crafted into chocolate bars and other forms of confectionery. It is now, along with sugar, the world’s most popular candy component.
My Chocolate Boutique from toymaker Fashion Angels allows young chocolatiers to craft their own fanciful confections from pure chocolate, carob, and candy-melt products, all easily available at groceries and bulk food stores (and so, parents, you control the ingredients). The kit contains a battery-powered chocolate melting machine with easy-to-clean metal melting bowl, 55 candy molds, foil candy wrappers, candy cups, clear candy wrappers, gift boxes, labels, and more!
And — if you can bear to give them away — these candies make great gifts for uncles and aunts, grandmas and grandpas, teachers and babysitters. (I’m just saying. Remember to brush.)
My Chocolate Boutique. CAD$32.99. In stock now.