Chocolate is a majestic creation that comes in many forms. Do you know all of the different types of chocolate? There are varying flavors of chocolate like dark, milk, and white chocolate. There are also different types of chocolate that are used for various chocolatey intentions. Become a chocolate expert by reading this quick and easy list!
Dark chocolate contains cocoa butter, sugar, and chocolate liquor. Chocolate liquor is not what chocolatinis are made of -- chocolate liquor is the term for the liquid created by grinding up the center of cocoa beans.
This type of chocolate can range in cocoa percentages. A higher percentage of cocoa indicates that the chocolate will be more pure and likely less sweet.
Milk chocolate is the most common type of chocolate, since many people long for the creaminess of milk chocolate. Milk chocolate must be made up of at least 12% chocolate liquor in order to be considered milk chocolate. Try milk chocolate combined with many different flavors with our Milk Chocolate Assorted Boxes!
Many have wondered how white chocolate can count as chocolate. White chocolate is made of cocoa butter, but it does not contain any cocoa solids. Instead, this type of chocolate contains only the fatty part -- the cocoa butter -- as well as milk and sugar.
Though white chocolate’s legitimacy as a true type of chocolate is heavily disputed, your love of white chocolate can be very real. Some of our favorite white chocolate truffles include our Lemon Truffle and Lemon Raspberry Truffle because white chocolate goes really well with nice fruity or citrus flavors!
“Regular Chocolate” sounds like an odd term. Does this mean there is irregular chocolate? Well, not exactly. Chocolate can be divided into two categories of real chocolate and compound chocolate.
Compound chocolate is made using vegetable oil instead of cocoa butter, since it is a cheaper chocolate option and does not require as much work to use, including the process of tempering.
Couverture chocolate is the type of chocolate that is used for truffles. Couverture means “covering,” and is high quality professional chocolate. Couverture chocolate is made with the best cocoa beans and a high percentage of cocoa.
When you melt this type of chocolate, you get a smooth consistency that is perfect for molding and making confectionery treats!
Ultra couverture chocolate is a type of chocolate for making confectionery that has even more cocoa butter than couverture chocolate. Ultra couverture chocolate can be hard to work with sometimes, since that extra cocoa butter makes this type of chocolate tough to balance the texture and the taste.
At Dorinda’s Chocolates, we offer gourmet handcrafted chocolate treats made from the highest quality chocolate. We use nothing but the best type of chocolate, Valrhona Chocolate, to make our gourmet handcrafted chocolates.
Stop by our stores in Reno and Squaw Valley to decide what is your favorite type of chocolate today!