Love is in the chocolate for Valentine’s Day

As the day of love approaches, Valentine’s Day preparations go into full swing. From flowers to wine to extravagant gifts, Valentine’s Day focuses on love and romance. For some, chocolate conveys true love and devotion.  From a perfect single bite of artisan chocolate to rich, luscious chocolate dessert, the day of love can be chocolate filled. 

While people’s tastes and preferences vary, small batch artisan chocolates are gaining in popularity. The bean-to-bar chocolatiers bring both quality ingredients and small batch production to a higher quality chocolate. Whether enjoyed simply as a bite of chocolate or incorporated into a decadent dessert, these artisan chocolatiers exemplify the trend toward sustainability and quality ingredients.  
Using small batch artisan chocolate can change a person’s chocolate experience. Due to the special characteristics, the flavor can be quite unique. Additionally, the chocolate’s texture can be different. From baking to cocktails to garnishes, the artisan chocolate can have an elevated taste. 

Treating this artisan chocolate properly is key to its flavor enjoyment. A tool, like the Microplane Gourmet Large Shaver, is a important kitchen tool to handle the chocolate. The Microplane Gourmet Large Shaver is made with an ultra-sharp, stainless steel blade. The paddle shaped tool easily transforms chocolate into wide ribbon like pieces. The pieces can be used in recipes or as garnishes for desserts, cocktails or hot chocolate.

The Microplane Gourmet Large Shaver can be used horizontally or vertically, with the non-slip bottom. The soft grip handle is secure when wet and comfortable to hold. While perfect for chocolate, the Microplane Gourmet Large Shaver can be used with other ingredients like hard cheeses, garlic or even truffles. 

The Microplane Gourmet Large Shaver is available at various retailers. The suggested retail price is $16.95. This Microplane tool is one of many kitchen tools sold by the company. 

This Valentine’s Day showcase the artisan chocolate for your valentine. From a carefully made dessert to a topping to an after dinner cocktail, the artisan chocolate and the right kitchen tool will make the experience even more special. The decadent event will last till Valentine’s Day next year.


  1. I love a good chocolate, and this microplane shaver looks like a must for my chocolaty desserts.

  2. I didn't know using a tool like this would help with the flavor. Looks like a great product to create beautiful food art!

  3. I am all about anything to do with Chocolate!!!! I need a grater like this for my Chocolate Cheesecake.

  4. This would make any dessert so much more exciting!

  5. I am a big time chocolate fan!I don't know a ton about it but I'm learning. A friend just sent me some special chocolates from Italy. I'm excited to try!

  6. I can think of so many ways I could use that microplane. Why haven't I bought one yet?

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