Summer is here, which means it’s the perfect time to venture out to the farmer’s market and explore nature’s bounty. During the summertime, many fruits and vegetables are fresh and in-season, including the following fruits that pair perfectly with chocolate. Fruit and chocolate make a natural pairing, as many varieties of cocoa have subtle flavor notes reminiscent of fruits like raspberries and cherries. Discover some great chocolate fruit pairings to try this summer.
Strawberries are available in supermarkets year-round, but the best, freshest, and brightest strawberries are ripe in the summer. Chocolate covered strawberries are a favorite treat for people of all ages, and they’re easily elevated by selecting in-season fruits and high-quality organic chocolate to make them.
Apricots and other stone fruits like peaches, plums, and nectarines are in season during the mid- to late-summer, and these fruits are all beautifully paired with chocolate. Apricots in particular have a tart flavor that is beautifully enhanced with an accompaniment of dark chocolate. Alternatively, chop up some dried apricots and high-quality white chocolate to mix into your favorite sweet scone recipe for an unforgettable summer breakfast treat.
Blueberries offer the perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors, lending themselves well to pairing with all varieties of chocolate. Enjoy a fresh and flavorful summer dessert with a bowl of vanilla ice cream topped with fresh blueberries and shaved milk or dark chocolate.
Dark, sweet, juicy cherries are well complemented by dark chocolate. For a simple and light sweet summer snack, serve up a bowl of fresh, pitted cherries alongside a high percentage dark chocolate bar like our Peru Criollo Blend 82%.
If you want to experiment with even more chocolate fruit pairings, browse our selection of In-Fusion chocolate bars in the Zotter Chocolate online store. These bars blend real fruit and pure chocolate for an unforgettable flavor experience.