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Title: Is White Chocolate real Chocolate ?
Post by: neilep on 12/10/2007 16:55:22
Dear Chocolatiers,

I was bored for a few minutes so whilst on the phone , with my free arm I whipped these up earlier today.

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What I want to know white choccy really real choccy !...where is the brown ?... how do they make brown choccy white ?

Ewe never see white choccy  versions of the high cocoa content dark choccy bars do ewe ?

Title: Is White Chocolate real Chocolate ?
Post by: Carolyn on 12/10/2007 18:03:47
How did you know chocolate moose is my favorite? [;)]

THANKS!!! [:D]  That's exactly what I've been craving.
Title: Is White Chocolate real Chocolate ?
Post by: JimBob on 12/10/2007 19:31:16
Ask our Swiss representative on the board. 

Alandriel, are you on-line?????

Title: Is White Chocolate real Chocolate ?
Post by: Karen W. on 12/10/2007 20:27:42
I don't know why, but I cannot stand white chocolate but I love the castle very good work Kind Sir!

I don't know white chocolate in my humble opinion tastes way different!

Nice cabin...good re-"TREAT" LOL LOL... oh sorry! HEE HEE
Title: Is White Chocolate real Chocolate ?
Post by: DoctorBeaver on 12/10/2007 20:36:39
Is the cabin made from chocolate logs? (Serious question, not a pun)
Title: Is White Chocolate real Chocolate ?
Post by: elegantlywasted on 12/10/2007 20:58:11
From my baking experience I read (cant remember what cookbook, or possibly what cooking show) that white chocolate is infact not chocolate at all. It is a sugar compound, same with all of the fancy coloured chocolate chips and such you find at the bulk store.
Title: Is White Chocolate real Chocolate ?
Post by: another_someone on 12/10/2007 22:44:36
White chocolate is a confection of sugar, cocoa butter, and milk solids. Unlike chocolate, white chocolate contains neither chocolate liquor nor cocoa solids. The low melting point of cocoa butter allows white chocolate and chocolate to remain solid at room temperature, yet melt easily in the mouth. As such, white chocolate has a texture similar to that of milk chocolate.

Origin and production

White chocolate was first made in New Hampshire after World War I. M&M Candy was the first to produce white chocolate in the United States, having seen the product made in Europe just one year earlier. It was first popularly distributed in America in 1984[citation needed] with the introduction of Nestlé's Alpine White Chocolate bar, which contained white chocolate and chopped almonds.

Composition and regulations

Since white chocolate contains neither cocoa solids nor chocolate liquor (cocoa mass), it does not meet the standard to be marketed as chocolate in many countries. Regulations also govern what may be marketed as "white chocolate": In the United States, since 2004, white chocolate must be at least 20% cocoa butter (by weight), at least 14% total milk solids, at least 3.5% milk fat, and less than 55% sugar or other sweeteners. Before this date, U.S. firms required temporary marketing permits to sell white chocolate. The European Union has adopted the same standards, except that there is no limit on sugar or sweeteners.

Some "white chocolate", known as confectioner's coating or summer coating, is made from inexpensive solid or hydrogenated vegetable fats, and as such, is not at all derived from cocoa. These preparations may actually be white in color (in contrast to white chocolate's ivory shade) and will lack cocoa butter's flavor.