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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.


Why does chocolate have a metallic taste?

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What is dark chocolate?

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What is in a truffle?

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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?

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

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