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Celebrating World Chocolate Day

Join us in celebrating the magic of chocolate on World Chocolate Day on 7 July! From chocolate processing to cooking, discover how Paderno can transform the way you enjoy and prepare this delicacy!

PADERNO CATALOG

The Art of Chocolate Making

Browse through our catalog and be inspired by an assortment of pastry tools to prepare handmade chocolate ice cream to spicy chilli bars. Use our chocolatier's tool sets to transform your kitchen into a laboratory of delights.

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HEALTH AND CONSUMPTION

What are the health benefits of chocolate?

Here are some of the key health advantages associated with chocolate: High content of antioxidants like flavonoids. These antioxidants can help reduce oxidative stress, improving heart health by enhancing blood flow and lowering blood pressure. Boosting brain function, due to its caffeine and theobromine content, and can improve mood by increasing serotonin levels. Flavonoids can improve insulin sensitivity, potentially reducing the risk of diabetes, and protect the skin from sun damage by improving hydration and density. While it may also have anti-cancer properties, more research is needed in this area. 

Remember that chocolate has health benefits but it should be consumed in moderation due to its high calorie and sugar content.

Learn more about the world of chocolate

Born from the pods of the Theobroma cacao tree, which ancient civilizations revered as the "food of the gods," chocolate has captivated human senses and spirits for centuries.

The american origins of chocolate

The story of chocolate begins with the ancient history of cocoa, which dates back to the Pre-Columbian civilizations of the Maya and the Aztecs.

These cultures used cocoa beans, known as "cacahuatl," to create a beverage called "xocolatl." To this drink, they added chili pepper, anise, cinnamon, vanilla, and other spices to mask its bitter taste. This beverage was used as an offering to the gods to thank them for births and other joyful events, or it was powdered and sprinkled on the bodies of youths during puberty rituals. The Aztecs also used cocoa beans as currency and a medium of exchange, recognizing the immense value of these seeds.

The spread of chocolate in Europe and around the world

It was on July 30, 1502, that Christopher Columbus first encountered these seeds, which were offered to him by the Aztecs in exchange for other goods.

However, it was not until the first half of the 16th century that cocoa was massively imported to Europe, following Hernán Cortés' conquest of Mexico and the subjugation of its indigenous populations under the Spanish crown.In the 17th century, cocoa production began in Italy, particularly in Florence and Venice. Then, in the 19th century, Switzerland gave rise to milk chocolate, and in the 1980s, France introduced the first collection of dark chocolate.

Why World Chocolate Day is celebrated on 7 July?

The date chosen to celebrate World Chocolate Day is 7 July, the day on which, back in 1847, English chocolatier Joseph Fry gave shape to chocolate by inventing bars, delicious bars to break and bite into.

CHOCOLATE TOOLS

The precision of spatulas

Enhance your chocolate crafting with our premium collection of cooking spatulas, designed specifically for chocolatiers, bakers, and culinary enthusiasts. Whether you are tempering chocolate, spreading ganache, or decorating confections, our spatulas offer the precision and comfort needed for delicate tasks.

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CHOCO IDEAS

Versatile pastry cutters

Unlock the full potential of your baking skills with our selection of pastry cutters, perfect for crafting an array of chocolate-infused sweets and savory delights. Whether you're a seasoned baker or a passionate home cook, these cutters are designed to provide precision and ease to your cooking experience, enhancing all your ingredients!

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The worldwide popularity of chocolate

On the occasion of Chocoday, we celebrate this extraordinary food, the fruit of a thousand-year-old tradition!

How is chocolate processed?

The production of chocolate is a complex process that requires care and attention at every stage. From selecting the cocoa beans to roasting, from grinding to refining, each step contributes to creating a unique and inimitable product. The cocoa butter, a key ingredient, gives the chocolate its creaminess and characteristic aroma, while the cocoa powder enhances its intense and strong flavour.

The story of chocolate in Italy

Italy, in particular, has a long tradition of producing chocolate of the highest quality. From Perugia, home of Baci chocolate, to Modica, where PGI chocolate is produced according to ancient techniques, the Bel Paese jealously guards the secrets of a delicious food.

The pleasure and joy of chocolate

In addition to taste, chocolate also boasts beneficial properties for the body. The minerals and antioxidants it contains make it an invaluable health food that can improve mood and reduce stress. Whether enjoyed on its own, in the form of chocolates, ice cream or used in refined recipes, chocolate represents a real touch of quality and pleasure. 

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