WHEN WAS GOLDEN BLOND CHOCOLATE INVENTED?
Golden Blond is a relatively new concept, and up until recently had remained a secret trick amongst pastry chefs and artisan chocolatiers looking to elevate their desserts and add a dimension of flavour.
Discovered by pastry chef Frédéric Bau in 2006, Golden Blond was a happy accident formed when some white chocolate had been left in the bain-marie for too long. When he returned, he found that the white chocolate had turned a golden hue and there was a distinct biscuity smell.
The white chocolate had undergone something called a Maillard reaction, similar to caramelisation. The result? A new flavour of chocolate with a distinct flavour profile, which inspired foodies to replicate and perfect the recipe.
WHAT DOES GOLDEN BLOND TASTE LIKE?
Described as the "fourth colour of chocolate", Golden Blond is more indulgent than white chocolate, more mellow than dark chocolate and creamier than milk chocolate.
It has a lightly caramelised taste, whilst also being intertwined with a faint biscuit-y taste that helps to balance the sweetness. It's taken some time to perfect, and the taste shows that some things really are worth waiting for.
WHAT TO PAIR WITH OUR GOLDEN BLOND CHOCOLATE MOCHI?
Just like with our other flavours, our Golden Blond mochi ice cream is perfect for a pick-me-up on it's own. But if you're looking for a perfect pairing to compliment the taste, we've got you covered.
Go back to the roots of the flavour, most popular amongst pastry chefs, and pair our Golden Blond with a pastry of choice. We're thinking a mid-morning croissant and coffee to settle those cravings with a delicately sweet combo.
Balance out the sweetness of Golden Blond with one of our more muted mochi flavours, like Iced Latte.
Enter into the blondie vs brownie debate with a mochi style taste test - our Golden Blond mochi vs our Belgian Chocolate mochi. Or just combine the flavours by having a brownie alongside for that truly indulgent comforting overload of goodness.
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, WHERE CAN I FIND GOLDEN BLOND?
Our Little Moons Golden Blond mochi ice cream is available now at Tesco stores.