White chocolate is made the same way as Milk Chocolate and dark chocolate -- the difference is the ingredients. In fact, because of the ingredients, many people (including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) don't consider "white chocolate" to be chocolate at all.
Because white chocolate has no cocoa solids from the chocolate liquor, the FDA doesn't classify it as chocolate. However, the organization is working with chocolate manufacturers to establish a standard definition for white chocolate. Until a standard is published, check labels and beware of "white chocolate" that contains veggie fat instead of cocoa butter. The quality and taste are inferior.
The difference when Making Dark Chocolate and White Chocolate:
Turning cacao (kah KOW) seeds into chocolate requires time, effort, and artistry. It's a fascinating process that takes you from tropical rainforests to gleaming factories.
First, farmers grow cacao, and then they harvest, ferment, and dry it by hand. Next, traders and import/export houses sell the seeds on the Coffee, Sugar, and Cocoa Exchange to companies that process the seeds into various chocolate products.
The seeds of the tree's fruits are the cocoa beans, which are harvested, fermented for six or seven days, and then dried. The highest quality chocolate comes from cocoa beans that are dried naturally in the sun for a week -- shorter, artificial drying yields inferior chocolate. Next, the beans are roasted, and the shells are removed. Then the cocoa is ground, resulting in a thick liquid called chocolate liquor (it's not alcoholic). This liquor is used to make unsweetened chocolate.
The liquor is pressed to extract the fat, which is called cocoa butter. With the fat removed, the liquor becomes a powder that is blended with the cocoa butter and other ingredients to make different types of chocolate. Plain chocolate is made of cocoa powder, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, and sugar. Milk chocolate, of course, has milk added.
White chocolate is made of cocoa butter, milk, and sugar- everything in milk chocolate minus the cocoa powder.
After the ingredients are mixed, the product is refined, mixed, heated, and cooled in methods called "conching" and "tempering." These processes can take up to a week for the finest chocolates.
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I just have to add a chuckle point to the good response above. You cannot fathom how many people, have not a clue, that there is no such thing as a CHOCOLATE MILK COW. Coming from the upper Midwest farmland/ranch areas, this is not an uncommon question.
The taste is what determines the color(dark chocolate/dark brown, white chocolate/white).
I'd say about 4 or 5 depending on how prominent you want the white chocolate taste to be.
Yes, you can but It would not have the same taste.
It depends on your taste. You can buy them in white, milk, and dark.
I honestly dont know...but it probably means white chocolate,because sometimes I think white chocolate taste like vanilla...do you agree?
It is! White and dark chocolate are made of the same thing, chocolate. However, dark chocolate has a darker color than white chocolate, which makes it "perspire" more than white chocolate and finally makes it melt faster than white chocolate. But they both taste amazing melted or frozen!
White perch, white bass.
okay well there are lots of things that taste good with chocolate like cherries, bannanas, orange peels, or maybe even different kinds of chocolate like white chocolate! oh and pretzels taste good with chocolate too!
i used to work at rocky mountain chocolate factory at twelve oaks so i know. Its basically sugar, butter, and vanilla flavoring..its supposed to taste like chocolate but a little sweeter. White chocolate is not real chocolate. White ribbon is supposed to resemble white chocolate but there is no cocoa in it.
Because it still contains cocoa butter, which is from the cocoa bean, hence is still chocolate.
It's a Mooli
White chocolate is made from cocoa butter, milk, and sugar. It does not contain the cocoa paste or powder that is added when creating milk, or dark, chocolate. High quality white chocolate typically has a distinctly different flavor than milk chocolate (though with similar notes which may be the similarity you are tasting). If you ever get the chance to go to Hershey, PA, make sure to go to Chocolate World and take the tour ride- interesting and informative (plus they give you free samples at the end).
The easiest way to choose the best type of chocolate is to find out where the wine is from and buy chocolate from a similar region. With red wines, dark chocolate is a standard pairing, as with white wines, white chocolate.
The chocolate and coloring in the cereal dilutes into the white milk, making the milk a chocolate color and taste.
Gosh! I wish. Yoplait is produced by General Mills. They discontinued white chocolate raspberry but now they sell white chocolate strawberry.
White chocolate is not really chocolate. It contains cocoa fat, and sugar, I think some type of shortening and artificial flavors. That's about it.White chocolate is made from sugar, cocoa butter, and milk. It is based on cocoa butter instead of cocoa solids, which gives it the "ivory" or "pale yellow" appearance it has. White chocolate doesn't taste like milk chocolate or dark chocolate because it does not contain caffeine.
You usually use chocolate chips to sweeten the cookies and add chocolate taste. However, you can use white chocolate chips or any brand "chips" at the baking section @ your store.
Brown chocolate is made from cocoa. White chocolate really isn't chocolate at all because it is made from sugar, but since there are no regulations in place to say what has to go into chocolate for it to have the name it is still called chocolate.
White chocolate is a mixture of pure cocoa butter (no cocoa solids) milk, and sugar. In many commercial applications, there is also an amount of food grade wax used in the manufacture. It has much less "chocolate" aroma and taste that conventional chocolate, though many people like it. It is white or off-white in color.
White chocolate does not contain caffeine, since those ingredients that make chocolate dark are absent in the white chocolate production process. One may still get sugar rush from white chocolate, but it will be absent the caffeine in chocolate of the milk or dark varieties. See the "Related Links" section below for more information about caffeine in chocolate.
Probably Crappie, but when cleaning white bass make sure to cut out the red meet. It makes the fish taste real gammy.
White chocolate is a white substitute for chocolate.
If you are accustomed to rhings made with milk chocolate or white chocolate, you might take a while to get used to the dark chocolate kind. Once you do get used to it, you might like the dark better.