Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Is white chocolate a chocolate?

the owner of scharffen berger, john scharffenberger, says, technically, white chocolate is not chocolate at all. true chocolate must contain both cocoa butter and cacao particles. the nibs inside a cacao bean are made up of approximitely 50% fat-cocoa butter and 50% solid particles of cacao. these particles give chocolate its flavor and dark color. white chocolate contains no cacao solids, which is why it lacks chocolate flavor as well as color. the best white chocolate is made using cocoa butter as its only fat. cheaper white chocolates substitute vegetable oils for some or all of the cocoa butter......

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