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Cocoa is an ingriedient in chocolate. It is a refined dry powder made from the cocoa bean. The cocoa butter has been remove from it. Chocolate includes cocoa, cocoa butter, sugar, milk, and other ingridients. As the proportions change in the chocolate mixture, it is possable to derive various types of chocolate, like bitter, semi-sweet, dark, and Milk Chocolate.

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Is bitter sweet chocolate the same as semi sweet chocolate?

No. Bitter sweet chocolate has more cocoa in it, which makes it more bitter. Semi sweet chocolate has less cocoa, which makes it sweeter.

What is the difference between baking cocoa and chocolate cocoa?

Baking cocoa has no sweetner in it. It's extremely bitter. Chocolate cocoa is generally in a mix and already has sugar and the like. It's meant for drinking and not baking. Also Baking chocolate has more of the cocoa fat in it. Drinking cocoa has been processed to remove much of the fat.

Is cocoa powder and baking cocoa the same?

Depends. Cocoa powder may be for hot chocolate, it has sugar in it and not very much flavor. Baking cocoa is just chocolate and bitter.

Can cocoa replace chocolate in a chocolate cake?

To an extent. But cocoa powder is very bitter, and it will not give the exact same taste or texture to the cake are regular chocolate would.

What is dark chocolate?

Dark chocolate is a type of chocolate that contains at least 60% cocoa powder. It is darker in color and more bitter (the higher the cocoa %, the more bitter the chocolate is as that means there is less sugar, milk, cream, and milk fats in it) than other, more common, types of chocolate are.

Why does chocolate have a metallic taste?

That could be a sign of stale ingredients or bitter cocoa.

What is the difference between cocoa and chocolate?

Cocoa is the name associated with a powdered substance after the cacao beans are processed. The main difference between cocoa and chocolate is the absence or existence of cocoa butter. In cocoa, cocoa butter is little or non-existent. In contrast, chocolate has cocoa butter.

What is in a truffle?

a chocolate dessert made of soft chocolate of gnache in the middle and covered in chocolate that is then set to harden and sometimes topped with bitter cocoa.

Does cocoa in chocolate have sugar in it?

Cocoa by itself contains no sugar and is actually quite bitter. It's by adding sugar that makes it sweet.

What does the percentage on chocolate bars mean?

It means the percentage of cocoa that used to make the chocolate. 85% is very dark chocolate, for example, is quite bitter and actually the healthiest of chocolates. Milk chocolate contains approximately 20% cocoa.

What is the difference between unsweetened cocoa and cocoa?

cocoa is sweet and taste good while unsweetened cocoa is bitter and is used a lot in baking.

Does the color of a chocolate bar effect the way it taste?

Usually, yes. The darker it gets, the more cocoa it contains. Higher cocoa content makes the chocolate taste stronger, almost bitter.

What is the difference between dark chocolate and milk chocolate?

Dark chocolate has a higher concentration of cocoa than milk chocolate does. Most dark chocolates are between half and 80% cocoa, while milk chocolates are generally around 40% cocoa.

Can you use cocoa for brownies instead of semi sweet chocolate?

If you mean the packages of cocoa that is made for hot chocolate, no. If you mean the brown cocoa powder made by Hershey's, yes. You have to add more sugar because it's very bitter.

What is the taste of cocoa powder in water?

It's on the bitter side. To be as tasty as it is in chocolate bars and drinking chocolate, quite a quantity of sugar is added.

In 1831 what Quaker grocer from Birmingham started selling bitter drinking chocolate and cocoa?

Johan cadbury

What is the difference between dutch chocolate and milk chocolate?

dutch chocolate has more cocoa

Which country does chocolate come from?

Chocolate comes from Mexico, where the Aztecs made bitter hot chocolate. But then the Spanish came and took some cocoa with them, then added sugar, and made what we call chocolate.

Who named chocolate?

When the finder of the cacao bean, he made a drink of it.He called it chocolate, which means bitter water because cocoa itself has no sugar so chocolate was the name.

How are white dark and milk chocolate different?

The differentiating factor is the cocoa content. Dark chocolate is 60% or more cocoa. White chocolate is almost pure cocoa fat, butter, and oil. It has little to no actual cocoa in it. Milk chocolate is a cocoa% somewhere in between, with milk and sugar added to sweeten it.

Where are the cocoa beans turned into chocolate?

In a chocolate factory. The beans are converted to cocoa, and the cocoa to chocolate.

What is the difference between coco and cocoa?

the cocoa plant is chocolate and the other, coco, is cocaine.

What is the difference between bittersweet chocolate and semisweet chocolate?

Bittersweet chocolate contains more cocoa than sugar. Semisweet chocolate has half as much sugar as cocoa, and is a little sweeter.

How is dark chocolate different from milk chocolate?

It has more cocoa solids than milk chocolate, and cocoa butter is used to replace most of the milk. People often say it has a richer taste, but it has also been described as bitter because of the lack of milk.

How does cocoa make things taste like chocolate?

Both cocoa and chocolate are made from cacao beans. That is why cocoa tastes like chocolate and chocolate like cocoa.