Chokolate makes happy, I insist; it is empirically prooven and the effect is caused in both sexes. My taste has changed over the last years. In former times dark chocolate would drive my away screaming, but nowadays I like it. Sometimes it is called “Herrenschokolade” (The sir’s chocolate), Ritter has one with nuts. Ritter chocolate is something I see with mixed feelings: The Nougat is very pleasing, but the Marzipan just an awful drag! There are some swiss specialties only available in retail trade – and not affordable to me at the present state of things. What I do not touch anymore are the very cheap chocolates from Aldi or Lidl, 100 g for 35 cent – it is just a lot of fat with some cacao-crumbs, no these calories are not worth to be taken on my hips!
What I really like is Marzipan. The industrial is quite good and reaches a high standard. You can buy “raw”-mixture, just add Puderzucker and it will be pretty good. The most dangerous time is when marzipan-eggs of different sorts are in the shelves, with ananas, rum-grapes, plum, nougat … I always try to put some in stock, doesn’t work. In this city a lady set up her own shop with selfmade marzipan – I asked her whether she would marry me, but she denied. Some say her Marzipan-hearts would be too thick, not fine enough, but I do not care. She also builds things from the material.
Important is, that she makes her own marzipan, what in fact is a simple thing: Sugar in powder form (Puderzucker), almonts, “water of roses” (Rosenwasser, a by-product from destilling roses), that’s it. You can add other things as you like it. Form small balls or other forms, coat them with different kinds of chocolate, put half of a nut on top and enjoy. It is important to knead the dough on a plate made of stone, best a slap of marble (Marmor) – as always in the not-bread-bakery. In earlier times the metal was prone to give something of its taste to different ingredients – that’s why one should not allow a spoon or other metal instrument to stay stuck into a salat or something, especiall with mayonnaise. Of course new materials and better quality changed that. But if you use old cutlery or silver it’s worth a thought.
Yesterday due to a temporary lack of fundings some Snickers had to do, and they did.