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Today, sweetened chocolate confectionery has replaced “real” chocolate in many markets, but growing interest in sustainable farming, organic produce, and authentic flavors has led to a boom in high-quality products, increasing interest in the different varieties available, as well as awards for top producers. For true chocolate connoisseurs, this guide takes a detailed look at this most fascinating and desired food and explores the different varieties available worldwide. Just like wine, the taste of a chocolate will be affected by climate, territory, and manufacture, allowing different flavors to be identified and graded. As well as a history of chocolate and its enjoyment, a comprehensive directory provides readers with details of the best chocolate available in the world, how to identify individual features, and tips on storage and usage. A selection of classic chocolate recipes completes this mouthwatering survey of one of the world’s most popular foods.