Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The alternative

It's been almost a year since I have made the switch to a vegetarian diet, strictly vegetarian I would say. I have been battling with the idea of slowly ease into a non dairy line and do a total switch, but I now think I would just add a line of non dairy products and expand the already existing business. There are plenty of options and opportunities to explore and I am excited about it.
The main thing is I will be making my own chocolate, so I can create a milkless "milk and white chocolate". Point? I want to be able to replicate some of my flavors but dairy free. I dont like to be limited to a dark chocolate only option for my confections, dont get me wrong I love dark chocolate, but some flavor combinations are best with a lighter chocolate or even white.
So next step is to buy the equipment, not much for now I only need to be able to make the chocolate I need for my own production. Later I will probably buy something that will allow me to sell the dairy free alternative chocolate to the public and professional. The idea is also to do a soy free milkless chocolate, so this is going to be a challenge just for my easily bored mind :-)
I am still working on the vegan nougat as well, I keep going back and forth with the results, small adjusts need to be done, flavor wise I am already there, the texture needs some tweaking, I am up for that.
My regular DesiderioChocolate lines will remain the same and I think is the right thing to do, at least for now.
I will be working this week on the Valentine's collection, Hearts and hearts and then some more.
Meanwhile I keep dreaming of chocolate making and formulations.


  1. Your creations look amazing! Good luck on your vegetarian journey! I can't wait to try all of your vegan delights! :-)

  2. My husband and I just tried your caramels, nougat, and gourmellows. They are amazing! They were rich, smooth, and decedent. Thank you for making such amazing vegan chocolates!