Panggung Coklat Terbesar di Grand Indonesia

Meskipun acara ini telah berakhir, alangkah baiknya apabila kita dapat melihat ulasan balik acara yang diadakan oleh The City of Bakeries dan Grand Indonesia pada bulan Lebaran dan Idul Fitri 2009 kemaren ini dari tanggal 28 Agustus sampai 27 September 2009. Dengan design Mediteranian style, anda dapat melihat panggung berlapis cokelat terbesar di Grand Indonesia, Shopping Town Jakarta. Panggung cokelat yang terbuat dari 1,5 ton cokelat ini memakan waktu hingga 1 minggu untuk pembuatannya dan memiliki panjang 12 meter, lebar 3 meter dan tinggi 7 meter.

Panggung cokelat ini berhasil memperoleh penghargaan dari Museum Rekor Indonesia (MURI) dengan kategori “Backdrop Panggung Berlapis Cokelat Ukuran 12x3x7m”. Backdrop diciptakan hampir menyerupai gedung, dibuat dari tumpukan bakery, cokelat dan permen. Pembuatan panggung ini merupakan sebagian daripada rangkaian acara The Flavours of Ramadhan yang juga menampilkan pameran produk pengusaha bakery di Jakarta, beberapa dari daerah dan memasarkan peralatan memasak.

Panggung Cokelat Terbesar di Grand Indonesia

Acara ini turut dimeriahkan oleh chef pelawak dan bintang tamu seperti Miss Indonesia 2009, Karenina Sani Halim dan band penghibur Kahitna yang membawakan 4 lagu hit mereka. Beragam stan-stan penjual kue dapat ditemukan seperti Breadtalk, Grand Cities, Ellane, Shokupan, Creole Chocolates, Leluxe dan masih banyak lagi. “Cokelat tidak saja nikmat dan menyehatkan tapi bisa melapisi atau dibentuk menjadi suatu maha karya benda seni. Kembali rekor MURI dicatatkan untuk inovasi cokelat backdrop panggung terbesar.” tutur salah satu media. Kita semua dapat berbangga karena sekali lagi Indonesia berhasil menunjukan kreativitas-nya yang tidak kalah dari dunia Internasional.

Chef Clown at Grand Indonesia
Miss Indonesia 2009 Karenina Sani Halim at Grand Indonesia
Kahitna Band at Grand Indonesia The Flavours of Ramadhan
Ellane Booth at Grand Indonesia Bakery Exhibition

How I Operate Chocolate Fountain

How I Operate Chocolate Fountain

Melting Chocolate

If you already have one or more chocolate fountains, this article will help you learn how to operate it correctly. Before you operate or switch on your chocolate fountain, it is recommended that you pre-melt the chocolate. Please be extremely wary not to allow any water or steam into the melted chocolate as this will cause it to turn hard and grainy (seized). Unfortunately, seized chocolate cannot be used as a candy coating as it will not regain its former shine and texture.

Normally, all types of chocolate fountains have the same operation and activation. Chocolate fountain is formed by several tiers that are put on a pole containing a tube. When the machine is activated, a pumping mechanism on the base will force melted chocolate to go up through the tube. Here are some tips and tricks to operate a chocolate fountain:
Chocolate Fountain with Fruits & Snacks

  1. Use only recommended chocolate and use heat to it melt completely. Chocolate “Lindt” Couverture Milk or Dark is one highly recommended option if you are looking for fine and superior quality taste chocolate which has a silkier appearance. However if you on budget, you could choose local made type of chocolate.
  2. Pour the melted chocolate onto the fountain’s base element until it fully covers the base
  3. Switch on the machine in order to pump the melted chocolate up. The melted chocolate will get sucked up into the tube until it reaches the top of the pole. Once on top, it starts spilling over to the sides and flow down from tier to tier until it returns to the base and pump over again repetitively
  4. Ensure the amount of chocolate on the fountain base is adequate to make a nice flowing chocolate fountain.
  5. The base of fountain has heating elements that keep the chocolate from solidifying and clogging the fountain
  6. More melted chocolate may need to be added as per consumption throughout the event

Chocolate Fountain Enquiry

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What’s Sooo Good About Chocolate

Antioxidant Food Comparison Chart

We all love chocolate as much as kids do. Chocolate lovers will love this blog because the chart above depicts the fact that dark chocolate and cocoa contain more antioxidant capacity than any other fruits or nuts that we normally regard as healthy food, such as strawberries, apples, green tea and red wine. Antioxidants are natural compounds that scientists have discovered can protect your body, promote good health and alleviate signs of aging. Surprised that chocolate is good for health? Many people are. That’s because they forget that chocolate is actually a plant-based food.

Pretty Lady Eating ChocolateWhat’s more good news is that research has found antioxidants like those found in dark chocolate and cocoa have also been linked to some of the hallmarks of good cardiovascular health such as enhanced blood flow, healthy cholesterol levels and, in some cases, reduced blood pressure. So what does this mean? This means not only eating chocolate makes us feel good, but it will also keep us healthy and reduce the risk of various diseases.

Let’s start eating dark chocolate for the sake of our health. For those who seldom eat chocolate, perhaps you should try from light to dark. Start with light milk chocolate (with the lowest percentage of cacao and usually less bitter), and end with the darkest one. This sets up your taste buds correctly to experience the more intense, more complex and more healthy chocolates. Happy chocolate-ing!