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Science Now Knows Why Chocolate Tastes So Good (Video)

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And you thought it was hard enough to stop eating it now. Buzz60’s Tony Spitz has the details:

 

The cause of dark chocolate’s mouth-watering smell has finally been discovered as scientists pinpoint the exact chemicals responsible for the aroma.

A host of chemicals, including one which also gives roses their unique fragrance, is the guilty party, according to a new study.

Roasted cocoa beans are rich in beta-ionone, also found in perfume and essential oils, which contributes to its scent.

The breakthrough explains why the smell of chocolate is so alluring – and could lead to even tastier snacks being custom made in future, suggests the research.

Roasted cocoa beans are rich in beta-ionone – found in perfume and essential oils, say scientists. The breakthrough explains why chocolate is so alluring – and could lead to even tastier snack bars, suggests the research.

Now a German team has identified the substances that make up this heavenly aroma – opening the door to unique ‘designer chocolates’.

They bought two types of dark chocolate, each with a distinctive aroma, from a local shop.

Chemicals within the smell of chocolate were analysed using a technique called extract and stable isotope dilution analyses.

it found various volatile compounds are directly involved responsible for the smell.

Angle News, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, May 9, 2019

Video by Buzz60/Tony Spitz

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