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Why Do Peppermint and Chocolate Go So Well Together?

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Peppermint & Chocolate's Delicious Compatibility

The end of 2021 brought added challenges, including ingredient and material shortages. These shortages made certain products hard to find during the holiday season, especially Dilettante’s most popular confection, Peppermint TruffleCremes.

As Dilettante moves into 2022, the famous mint truffles have returned and are available in various gift boxes, jars, and bulk packages. So whether these treats are given as a gift, kept as an after-dinner mint, or enjoyed on their own, now is the perfect time to enjoy Dilettante’s Peppermint TruffleCremes.

Why is Peppermint Chocolate So Popular?

Peppermint is far from an ordinary ingredient. Green mint leaves are crushed to extract their valuable oil to include in chocolate. This oil offers several health benefits, including fiber, vitamins, and a trace amount of protein. Peppermint oil also has medicinal uses, working as a natural muscle relaxant.

Unfortunately, while peppermint can provide many benefits, the taste can be overwhelming on its own. The potent flavor is easier enjoyed when paired with a complimentary flavor, and the sweetness from chocolate works well to curb peppermint’s edge.

Including peppermint into chocolate is easy and provides a distinct flavor profile. Chocolatiers have made peppermint chocolates for decades, and those who appreciated the flavor along the way remember the candies fondly.

While peppermint can provide many benefits, the taste can be overwhelming on its own. The potent flavor is easier enjoyed when paired with a complimentary flavor, and the sweetness from chocolate works well to curb peppermint’s edge.

Milk or Dark Chocolate?

Traditionally, peppermint chocolate is made with a dark chocolate blend. The rich and earthy notes of dark chocolate contrast against the fresh peppermint to create a decadent flavor. Dark chocolate mints boast the most complex flavor from the different peppermint chocolate blends, but some may prefer a sweeter and lighter taste.

Dilettante Peppermint TruffleCremes brings together the most popular type of chocolate with the distinct freshness of natural peppermint. Peppermint milk chocolate is harder to find than dark chocolate, and its flavor profile is more distinct because of it.

Recently, Dilettante has experimented with a white chocolate peppermint flavor with its Peppermint Pretzels. These pretzels are carefully coated, giving a complex taste with savory, sweet, and refreshing flavor notes.

Enjoy Dilettante’s Peppermint Chocolate

Peppermint can add a delicious and fresh spin to more traditional chocolates. No matter which chocolate flavor a person prefers, Dilettante has a confection to fall in love with.

Shop Dilettante’s Peppermint Chocolate Collection and experience these unique and novel flavors. One bite is all it takes to discover how well chocolate and peppermint go together.


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Ryan

Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Ryan has a fondness for the outdoors, music, and coffee. Some of his favorites are Dilettante's Chocolate-Covered Bing Cherries and L'Orange Truffles. Through his writing and content, he hopes to grow the Dilettante community.

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