Punk Chocolate

Punk Chocolate

This is a funny little tune. After a great afternoon of conversation and an event with the regional sales manager for Barry-Callebaut, I was riding the bus home and this song idea popped in my head. An homage to chocolate from the chef`s perspective. For most of us, we try everything new that comes out, but often return to the favourites we have used over the years. Mark is a fan of 70`s and 80`s punk and rock, so I thought a Ramones – Sex Pistols vibe would be a good choice, and I wanted to give a shout out to three of Vancouver’s finest chocolate and pastry wizards who are his local brand ambassadors/promoters!

Here are the lyrics:

Feeling like you need a little fire in the soul?
Take some beans, ferment them, roast them nice and slow
Press them to extract the liquor, conching takes some time
Building up those flavours as complex as vintage wine

Some sugar, some flavour get you almost all the way
For purists there’s no lecithin, to each his own I say
White or milk is creamy, but the darker you can get
Bittersweet sensations fill the craving good as sex

Some swear by Valrhona, Lindt or Cluizel
Others want a fairly traded boutique taste or smell
For me, I’ve tried them all, but always seem to go
Back to what I’ve used forever, Greg and Peter know

Callebaut or Cacao Barry, Cacao Barry, Callebaut
Callebaut or Cacao Barry, Cacao Barry, Callebaut
Ask Chocolate Mark, he’s always in the know
Callebaut or Cacao Barry, Cacao Barry, Callebaut

Callebaut or Cacao Barry, Cacao Barry, Callebaut
Callebaut or Cacao Barry, Cacao Barry, Callebaut
Chocolate Mark will tell you all you need to know
Callebaut or Cacao Barry, Cacao Barry, Callebaut

When chocolate hits your fancy, don’t eat that compound crap
Full of oil and garbage, without all that classic snap
Chocolate’s more than powder, and should be delicate
Needing careful handling to make it exquisite

Properly in temper, like a woman it can be
All that you can handle, but impossible to leave
An open canvas waiting for creativity
From those who treat it well and with some dignity

Some swear by Valrhona, Lindt or Cluizel
Others want a small plantation’s special taste or smell
For me I’ve tried them all, but always seem to stay
With what I’ve used forever, just ask Christophe and he’ll say

Callebaut or Cacao Barry, Cacao Barry, Callebaut
Callebaut or Cacao Barry, Cacao Barry, Callebaut
Ask Chocolate Mark, he’s always in the know
Callebaut or Cacao Barry, Cacao Barry, Callebaut

Callebaut or Cacao Barry, Cacao Barry, Callebaut
Callebaut or Cacao Barry, Cacao Barry, Callebaut
Chocolate Mark will tell you all you need to know
Callebaut or Cacao Barry, Cacao Barry, Callebaut

Now that’s chocolate
Real chocolate
Good chocolate
Punk chocolate!

 

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