What are the Components in Dark Chocolate? Dark Chocolate Questions Answered

by Anonymous

What are the components in dark chocolate?
Dark chocolate in it's most basic form consists of nothing but ground cocoa beans or chocolate liquor.

Chocolate liquor (contains no alcohol) is liquid chocolate. The heat from grinding cocoa beans causes the cocoa butter in them to liquefy.

The end result is bits of cocoa powder suspended in cocoa butter or chocolate liquor. It's the basis for all real chocolate products.

Pure dark chocolate candy contains chocolate liquor, sugar, added cocoa butter, and sometimes extra cocoa powder.

But it can contain other things. Visit dark chocolate ingredients to see what's allowed in it.

Visit this page if you're interested in what's allowed in the other types of chocolate.

Thanks again for the question anonymous!

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