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There are three main types of chocolate — white chocolate, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate.

How the chocolate is made? And what ingredients are used to make it?

Chocolate liquor, is the base of all types of chocolate. This thick, dark brown paste is created from cacao nibs, the inside of the cocoa bean. The nibs are finely ground to a smooth texture. When heated, this paste turns to a liquid that can be formed into bars or chips. Chocolate liquor is 100% cocoa, with no added ingredients.

Under high pressure, this paste separates into cocoa butter and cocoa powder (also called cocoa solids).

Types of Chocolate

White Chocolate

White chocolate is easy to identify because of its cream or ivory color. It is made by combining sugar, cocoa butter, milk, vanilla, and lecithin. It must contain at least 20% cocoa butter and 14% milk, and no more than 55% sugar.

Milk Chocolate

Milk chocolate is widely regarded as the most popular type of chocolate. It is made by combining chocolate liquor (cocoa solids and cocoa butter) with sugar, and milk. Sometimes an emulsifier, such as soy lecithin, is added to enhance its smoothness. Milk chocolate must contain at least 10% chocolate liquor and 12% milk.

Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is the second most popular type of chocolate. It is sometimes referred to as black or semisweet chocolate and is noticeably less sweet than milk chocolate. In recent years, dark chocolate has surged in popularity thanks to a number of articles being published about the health benefits.

Dark chocolate is fairly simple in composition. It is typically made from two ingredients — chocolate liquor and sugar. Dark chocolate usually contain 35% chocolate liquor or more.

Waleed Foad

Dr. Waleed Foad

Physician Nutrition Consultant, For 15+ years

Master degree in Public Health, Majoring: Nutrition


Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)


Alexandria University, Egypt.

Posted on
04 Oct 2020
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Walaa Foula

Dr. Walaa Foula

Physician Nutrition Consultant, For 17+ years

Doctorate degree in Public Health, Majoring: Nutrition


Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)


Alexandria University, Egypt.

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04 Oct 2020
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