Ingredients in Chocolate

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Chocolate is a natural product made of these ingredients:

  • Chocolate Liquor: Cocoa beans with their shells removed that have been fermented, roasted and ground until they liquefy.  This liquid is made up of cocoa butter and cocoa solids; both are naturally present in the bean.
  • Cocoa Butter: Natural fat from the cocoa bean; extra cocoa butter enhances chocolate’s flavor and mouthfeel.
  • Sugar
  • Lecithin: An emulsifier, often made from soy, that makes the ingredients blend together.
  • Vanilla or vanillin and other flavors.

It also may include:

  • Milk: For milk chocolate.
  • Fruits, Nuts and other Add-ins: For specialty chocolates.