Wolf Rock Chocolate by Dick Morley
Wolf Rock Chocolate makes dark bark chocolate. It has almonds in it and a rather simple, but delicate, flavor. Wolf Rock Chocolate is for those who wish chocolate to be enjoyable and made in the U.S.A.
Dick Morley, creator of the modern PLC and building automation control system, is the founder of Wolf Rock Chocolate. Dick has owned a gourmet restaurant in the past and enjoys fine food. His family has a long history of making sweets and good food. When he set out to make Wolf Rock Chocolate, he made sure the chocolate met his taste requirements, met his family’s standards for fine food and appealed to chocolate lovers with discriminating taste.
They specifically designed this chocolate to taste different from European recipes. European chocolate is quite good, of course, but their chocolate is totally American and delivers a taste that’s stimulating, enjoyable and makes you wish you could eat pounds of it at a time.
Wolf Rock Chocolate is made in New Hampshire by master candymakers and all ingredients are purchased from North and South American suppliers. South American chocolate goes to upstate New York where it is powdered into a fine mix and separated into three major constituents. These constituents are then shipped to their cookery and made into fine dark bark chocolate (this is not milk chocolate).
The almonds are quick frozen at the time of picking in California and shipped to the cookery. They cook and make the chocolate according to two recipes in their chef’s shop: Formula 7 and Formula 23.
A market research study of about 20+ chocolate taste testers indicated that men and women have slightly different tastes. Men seem to favor our Formula 23 and women our Formula 7. When ordering, request which one you desire.
Chocolate comes either in a half-pound or pound box of broken pieces, or what looks like a large cookie with almonds throughout. Packaging is critical and they ship to maintain peak flavor as long as possible.
When you receive your chocolate, it is rather fragile. Think of it as raspberries or soft gourmet tomatoes. It has a shelf life in your home of about 30 days before the taste begins to come off peak. The temperature should be above 45�F and below 75�F at all times. The normal fridge may be a little cold for it. Storing it with the white wines in your wine cellar or wine cooler at 55�F would be perfect.
Specialty orders are OK but discouraged because it takes time to produce and quantities must be more than several pounds. The cocoa content can be altered to some extent. There have been, for example, several requests for cashews (unsalted) in the mix rather than almonds. These are available on special order and in reasonable quantities only.
Wolf Rock Chocolate also produces chocolate for corporate events. The chocolate can be given to customers at a party or sent to them as a gift. Chocolate can be packaged in special containers that contain only the company’s name. The most interesting thing of all is the “yum factor.” When people eat this chocolate, their faces light up and a smile appears. It’s wonderful to watch.
There’s been a lot of talk lately in the press about how dark chocolate is good for you — especially with almonds. We’d like to believe it because it’s one of the few times something tastes good that is good for you.
Good eating and good health from Wolf Rock Chocolate.
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