Coco the ghost season is here and one question that I get often: Is white chocolate actually chocolate? Unfortunately, it is not a simple yes or no answer.
We make our white chocolate with cocoa butter (pressed from the cocoa bean) dry milk powder and cane sugar. About 30% of our White Chocolate comes from the cocoa bean. Some chocolate bars are made with as little as 11% cocoa bean, less cocoa than some white chocolate.
The FDA does have a legal definition for White Chocolate and it must contain a minimum of 22% cocoa butter, milk and some form of sugar (nutritive carbohydrate sweeteners). So according to the FDA, at least, there is such a thing as White Chocolate.
- Barbara Wilson Founder of Mindo Chocolate Makers