So Many Options...
Choosing a quality rum matching your requirements and tasting good may not be easy at least at first. It's similar with chocolate. And now imagine a combination of rum and chocolate, which should complement their tastes to perfection!
Sounds like a mission impossible? Fortunately, you can learn to pair different variants - and what's more, the learning process is usually very enjoyable.
Fall in Love with Exploring
Exploring new tastes is the best pastime. There are so many types of rums and chocolates and there is basically no other way to find your favorites than to keep tasting them.
Once you immerse yourself in the gourmet world of flavors, you will not go back. You can read articles and publications by experts, search for reviews or try recommendations from the manufacturers of your favorite brand. It's up to you where you start.
Gradually, you will be able to tell the differences among rums and chocolates and find what you like.
When you settle down in the world of experiential tasting, completely new horizons will open up for you. Ordering an untried rum or a new bar of chocolate will be a pastime to look forward to.
Try Different Combinations
As soon as you discover which rums and chocolates satisfy your taste buds, start thinking about suitable combinations.
Pour a glass of rum and smell the chocolate. Enjoy a moment of looking forward to an original taste experience. Let the piece of chocolate melt on your tongue, the moment you begin to perceive all aspects of its taste, it's time for a sip of rum.
Smells and flavors combine in the mouth and, if you have chosen the right combination, create a unique explosion of flavors.
"Paired" Rums and Chocolates
As pairing of rums and chocolates becomes more and more popular, producers themselves have started looking for the best and most suitable chocolates for their rum.
Exclusive rums can be nowadays accompanied by custom-made chocolate, and even in Czech market it is possible to come across these "pairs".
Another way to learn how to combine chocolate with suitable rum is to attend a tasting. Thus, you will taste some variants and at the same time learn the basics – i.e. how to choose from an inexhaustible number of products, what to look out for and how to enhance the experience to the maximum.