hi. can i ask for some help in verifying an experiment. i made multiple batches of chocolate ice cream with varying amounts and types of sugar.
what i found out is that the type of sugar had a substantial impact on the chocolate taste such that some batches tasted more chocolatey even if they had the exact same chocolate level.
ill give you an example. i made a batch that had 10.2 percent butterfat and about 44-45 percent totsl solids. i used 30g of cocoa powder that had 10 percent fat as well as 50g of chocolate couverture that was 85percent graded so 85 percent cocoa solids.
now 1 batch i used 180g of sucrose or 18 percent. in another batch i changed that 180g sucrose into 40g sucrose and 140g dextrose.
the sucrose version because of the sweet taste seemed to hide the initial taste of chocolate but after a few seconds the chocolate taste seemed bolder and it lasted longer in the mouth. the dextrose version seemed a bit flatter tasting even if they had the same chocolate amount.
can i ask if someone has the time to cross verify this? or at least explain why?
i know for a fact that dextrose has a more upfront sweetness that lasts a short time versus sucrose that has a longer lasting sweet taste. i am thinking this might be the reason why the chocolate taste seemed to last longer.
i am confused though why the sugar version seemed to have a bolder chocolate flavor. i half expected the dextrose to be stronger because of the smaller molecules getting to the taste receptors easier. at the least i expected the taste to be very comparable with just the sweetness level changing but this is not what i experienced from my tasting the dextrose version seemed dull. to add some complication, yes more confusion, i actually made a batch that only had 6.5 percent milkfat. this batch still had 40g of sucrose and 100g dextrose. this batch again still has 50g of couverturr 85 percent and 30g cocoa powder. i expected this to have a stronger flavor given the very low butterfat and lower sugar. guess what. it tasted the least chocolate of the batches! so im stumped why this is.....i was expecting the flavor to come through more given the lower fat and lower sweetness.....
am i going crazy??
calling Paul!!!! pls tell me im not going loco 😜😜