Chocolate is the favourite treat of most people on the planet, and they can’t imagine a day without it. Some are a little braver and they like to experiment with combinations of sweet and savoury, and they will gladly combine chocolate with other snacks. The history of chocolate is really long and there are a lot of interesting facts and curiosities related to it. For you, we have selected a few. Read about them in the following text.
2500 year ago, chocolate was firstly consumed by Mayans. The cocoa used to produce the chocolate was so valuable, that they used it as their currency. Cocoa, water and chilli pepper were prepared as a liquid form and this drink was considered “food of the gods”. Until 18th century, only wealthy could afford coffee beans. The interesting thing is that even today cocoa beans are dried only 7 days before delivery and are still considered a very valuable ingredient.
White chocolate is not chocolate at all! The main ingredient of chocolate is cocoa, but there is no cocoa in white chocolate. It contains only a part of cocoa beans – cocoa butter.
Historical records state that Marie Antoinette adored cakes, but chocolate too. She was considered a lavish person, so the fact that she loved chocolate comes as no surprise, considering that chocolate was considered a valuable good. Melted chocolate was the “it” thing in the Palace of Versailles. Chocolate was viewed through the lens of sensuality and considered an aphrodisiac.
Chocolate is celebrated even today, so we have a World Chocolate Day in July. In order to celebrate it our way, we have prepared for you an interesting recipe that can be combined with both chocolate and Prima Classic sticks.
Prima sticks and strawberries dessert
For the cake batter:
- 2 cups of crumbled sticks
- ¾ cups of melted butter
- 3 teaspoons of sugar
Mix together all ingredients and place the batter in the pan. Preheat the oven to 350°C and bake for 10 minutes. Let cool completely.
For the filling:
- Creme Patisserie
- Cream cheese
- 1 cup of sugar
Using a mixer, mix together all the ingredients until you get a creamy mixture.
For the frosting:
- 1 pack of strawberry gelatine
- 2 cups of boiling water
- 2 packs of chopped strawberries (fresh or frozen)
Dissolve gelatine in the boiling water and add the strawberries. Cool completely before frosting the cake. The last step is to layer cake batter, then the filling and finally strawberries on top. If you are using fresh strawberries, just chop them nicely, preserving the lightness of the cake.
In summer days, refreshment is needed wherever you go, so if you want to experiment a bit more try Štark ice-creams made in collaboration with Moritz Eis. Smoki, Bananica, Menaž chocolate and Najlepše želje flavours come in a new, refreshing format! Whether combined with sweet recipes or you have friends coming over and you want to present them with something new and interesting, just open a bag of Prima sticks and serve it with ice-cream. Recreate the memories of us as children, dipping the sticks into the ice-cream and creating our own unique combinations. All in all, if this is a thing you used to do as children, let us know how you feel about it. We can’t wait to hear it!