Is white chocolate actually chocolate?

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According to experts, white chocolate must be classified as chocolate, as it is also made from roasted cocoa and ground beans, and thus a ‘chocolate’ is technically defined. White chocolate is made from a mixture of cocoa butter, sugar, dairy products, vanilla and lecithin, a naturally occurring fatty acid that is used as an emulsifier. And according to the Food and Drug Administration, white chocolate should contain at least 20 percent cocoa butter and 14 percent milk solids and not contain more than 55 percent sugar. In addition to these binding ingredients, the FDA allows the use of spices, nuts, coffee, malt, salt, and artificial flavors in white chocolate. Interestingly, the FDA does not allow white chocolate to be flavored with anything close to chocolate, milk or butter. (Photo: Ishtok)

Also read: Dark, milk or white chocolate: which is better for you?




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