Chocolate is a great gift for many occasions. Whether you’re purchasing chocolate to celebrate a holiday, to show someone that you care, or simply because you enjoy the great taste of smooth velvety chocolate. It’s a staple and a guilty pleasure for many. Different types of chocolate are used to create the delectable treats that we all enjoy from time to time. To start off, there are three main kinds of chocolate — white chocolate, milk chocolate and dark chocolate. They all have their unique taste and appearance. Today, we’ll be discussing the different types of chocolate and what makes them different from one another.
There are many discussions as to whether white chocolate can actually be considered chocolate. That’s because white chocolate consists of cocoa butter, milk, sugar and lecithin but lacks cocoa solids that are found in other types of chocolate. It still contains a certain amount of ingredients derived from cocoa, meaning that yes, white chocolate is chocolate. With that being said, cocoa butter is expensive due to its high demand primarily from the cosmetic industry. Cheaper substitutes are used instead to create “white chocolate”. However, that’s when white chocolate is no longer considered as real chocolate. Its milky colour makes it easy to recognize and its flavour profile is predominantly sweet. The texture of high-quality white chocolate can be described as rich and creamy due to the cocoa butter and its high sugar and milk content. Try this White Chocolate & Cassis Belgian Chocolate Truffle for a real white chocolate experience.
You can find classic milk chocolate practically everywhere and it’s a great middle-ground for chocolate lovers. It’s used in recipes such as cakes, cookies, and milkshakes. Milk chocolate was first made into bars, but after a while, they were made into different forms and shapes. These are commonly bought as gifts and typical chocolate bars from convenience stores. Milk chocolate is made by combining chocolate liquor (cocoa butter and cocoa solids), sugar and milk. The colour varies in shades of light brown and the texture is smooth and creamy. It isn’t as sweet as white chocolate but definitely sweeter than dark chocolate. Its flavour profile is described as sweet with hints of cooked milk and caramelized sugar. Chocolate Tales offers an assortment of milk chocolate truffles like these Alunga 41% Milk Chocolate Truffles that are worth gaining a few pounds for. Get them for your friends, loved ones or yourself.
After many publications, dark chocolate sales have increased as a result of newly discovered health benefits. Not only does dark chocolate contains antioxidants and minerals. Dark chocolate is associated with lowering the risk of heart disease, reducing inflammation and insulin resistance. It’s notably the least sweet compared to other types of chocolate and is usually made with only two ingredients: chocolate liquor and sugar. Depending on the chocolatier, vanilla and other ingredients are added to enhance flavours. Most high-end dark chocolate doesn’t contain dairy so it’s a great option for vegans or those who are lactose intolerant. Due to that factor, dark chocolate is firmer in texture and has a nice snap when broken into pieces. Dark chocolate’s flavour profile is slightly sweet, bitter with hints of brown spice. So, if you’re someone who’s looking for a healthier alternative you should give these Assorted Dark Chocolate Truffles a taste.
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We hope we’ve answered all your questions in terms of different types of chocolates. No matter which types you prefer, it’s hard to say no when it comes to these sugary sweets. Chocolate Tales wants everyone to be able to enjoy these delicious confectionaries. That’s why they go the extra mile in providing chocolates that are keto-friendly, diabetic-friendly, nut-free along with vegan and kosher options. They source some of the best grade beans and Belgian chocolate, supporting those with ethical trade practices. You can find many types of high-quality chocolates and chocolate products at Chocolate Tales so look no further. They offer exclusive collections such as their current Fall Collection for every occasion. Visit Chocolate Tales today for luxurious truffles, artisan cookies, hot chocolate bombs and more!