As most snack menus, grocery stores, and candy shops are organized, you’d imagine chocolate is the most widely loved product in the world. Of course, that’s not always the case.
Some people don’t love a sweet, dark, chocolate-like thing, and these brave souls have a whole lot of issues to deal with that most of them don’t.
If you feel awkward and ask yourself “is it weird to not like chocolate?”, this is the right place for you!
Why Do We like Chocolate?
Is it possible to not like chocolate? Theoretically, no! But life is not that simple. Some tastes are different.
As for the issue, we like chocolate because it has a good flavor. But there’s more to it than that and that’s about a fat/carbohydrate equilibrium that’s set right from the very beginning of our lives.
Chocolate is made from cocoa beans that have been cultivated and eaten in the Americas for thousands of years.
The Maya and the Aztecs made a beverage of cocoa beans named xocolatl, which indicates “bitter water.”
That’s how the raw source of cocoa beans is deeply bitter.
The first thing you need to do is to break the dense husk of the cocoa pod, revealing a pulp that has an extreme tropical taste halfway between the lemonade and the custard apple.
Beans and pulp are then sweated and fermented for several days before being dried and toasted.
Roasting produces a variety of chemical compounds, including 3-methylbutanoic acid, which has a sweaty rancid taste on its own, and dimethyl trisulfide, a scent of overcooked cabbage.
Combining these and other scent compounds produces a special chemical signature that our brains enjoy.
Why One Doesn’t Like Chocolate?
As an “outside-the-box” thinker about food, maybe you are asking yourself “Is it okay to not like a chocolate?” Sure, it is!
This is the inherent force of chocolate that everyone trusts in, just as you can’t trust people who don’t worship at the foot of chocolate.
In this religion, the simple act of eating things will immediately bring you to enlightenment. Part of the chocolate myth is the idea that chocolate makes you feel awesome and it’s essentially a drug. But it’s not to some people!
Different Chocolate Types to Taste for Those Who Don’t Like Chocolate
Here are some other extraordinary types of chocolate for those who think about giving the chocolate a second chance.
Unsweetened Chocolate (or Baking Chocolate)
Unsweetened chocolate is exactly as the name means. It’s pure chocolate whiskey made from simply ground cocoa beans. It is also known as baking chocolate, though it is not intended for use on its own.
It is best used in baking or frying and mixed with other ingredients to make it taste better. Contrary to common opinion, plain chocolate does not taste very well. It does, however, lend a strong, dark chocolate taste to recipes and is the basis of most other forms of chocolate.
Cocoa powder is also made up of 100% cocoa and no sugar, although the cocoa butter has been removed. It is often very bitter, but it is widely found in recipes. It’s a valuable ingredient because it combines seamlessly with the dough and the dough without the need to heat and track the chocolate.
Sweet German Chocolate
Sweet German chocolate is dark chocolate made by a man called Samuel German, who gave it his name.
This chocolate was designed to be easy for bakers and applied sugar directly to it. It’s so sweeter than semi-sweet chocolate. This type of chocolate is most widely found in German Chocolate Cake, a thick three-layer chocolate cake with sweet, gelatinous frost in the middle and finished with coconut and pecans.
Covering chocolate is an expensive variety of chocolate that includes a higher proportion of cocoa butter than other types. The high content of cocoa butter tends to melt easily and evenly, making it ideal for tempering and making candies. You will find sugar, white and dark chocolate blankets.
Ruby chocolate is the newest flavor in the world and was first formulated in China in September 2017.
It is made of ruby cocoa beans naturally present in Ecuador, Brazil, which give the chocolate its pink hue. That is said to taste a mixture of white chocolate and berries, even if there are no berries in the recipe.
Other Food Examples Which Looks Like Everybody Loves Them
A survey of our unwavering LOVE for French Fries and Potato Chips finds that less than 1% of us don’t like fries. It’s the one thing that even the pickiest kid is going to eat.
8 out of 1,000 people surveyed say they don’t like it. So, what’s our favorite type of fry?
To sum up, people say that curly fries are their favorites, followed by a standard cut, waffle fries, potato wedges, sweet potato fries, crinkle cut, calf fries, and tater tots.
Some people don’t like pizza. They never have and probably never will. From their eyes, pizza looks like this: The excessive grease and sheer quantity of cheese are off-putting, and making them nauseous. Pizza will never be a staple in their diet.
Another “confession” from a burger disliker: “As a child, I never ordered hamburgers whenever my parents took me to McDonald’s. Always chicken nuggets & fries, occasionally popcorn chicken if it’s around. On-field trips, if the only thing I had was hamburgers, I had a hard time enjoying it.”
Even if it is rare not to like chocolate, every taste and person is unique. Considering this, judging people by their interests in food is a weird habit in a bad way!