Types of Chocolate
White chocolate is the lightest and sweetest kind of chocolate. It’s made from cocoa butter, sugar, and milk, but doesn’t have any cocoa solids, which gives it a creamy, smooth feel. It tastes mostly sweet, with a bit of vanilla and a soft milky flavour. Because it doesn’t have any cocoa solids, which make chocolate bitter, white chocolate is usually the sweetest kind.
Milk chocolate is a mix of cocoa solids, cocoa butter, sugar, and milk. It usually has about 30% to 45% cocoa, which means it’s a good balance between sweet and cocoa flavours. Its smooth and velvety texture, along with the creamy, sweet taste from the milk, makes it a favourite for many chocolate fans.
Dark chocolate has more cocoa solids – between 50% and 100% for the really strong kinds. More cocoa means more complex flavours and a bit of bitterness, depending on how much cocoa there is. Dark chocolate usually has less sugar than milk or white chocolate, so it tastes less sweet and you get more of an intense cocoa flavour. It also feels firmer and can taste like fruit, earth, or nuts, depending on where the cocoa beans come from and how they’re processed.
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