SOMERVILLE, NJ - Tony Brokenborough and Carol Freedman, owners of Carol’s Creative Chocolatez on Division Street, hosted a private event for the residents of Brandywine Living, who made the trip earlier this week from their residence in Princeton to spend two hours immersed in the world of chocolate.
Wearing hair nets and aprons, the seniors learned about the history of chocolate and chocolate making, had some fun answering trivia questions, and watched a demonstration on chocolate tempering to learn why tempering is so important for making the best chocolate.
Proper “tempering”—heating and cooling chocolate to stabilize it for making candies and confections—gives chocolate a smooth and glossy finish, keeps it from easily melting on your fingers, and allows it to set up for dipped and chocolate-covered treats.
The guests also enjoyed a chocolate pairing/tasting and made made truffles, solid pieces, and nut bark.
Best of all, each participant took home a delicious box of the chocolates they made during the event.
Brandywine Living, founded in 1996, and headquartered in Mt. Laurel operates 29 communities in six states with the capacity to serve over 3,000 residents.