What's the difference in White Chocolate and Dark Chocolate? Which do you like?

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Offline Karen W.

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Well For some reason I feel the flavor is different and

I can't stand white chocolate.. Is this all in my head???


Is there really a difference? Are they processed

different or do they have varied ingredients?

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White chocolate seems sweeter to me.  I like it, but in very very very small doses.  Melted over pretzels is really good.  Actually, I like it better with something salty like pretzles and peanuts.
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It does seem sweeter thats why I don't like it! LOL

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Idk, but I loveee special dark chocolate!

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I like white choccy.....and I prefer the milkier choccy to the dark stuff..but I've also had strawberry chocolate and raspberry too...yummy...and banana.....and the choccy was those colours also....

...but...I also think that White choccy is sweeter and can taste a litlle sickly sometimes !! (after ten bars or so !!)
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The difference is cocoa solids.
To make chocolate, you take cocoa beans and squeeze them hard - this makes them separate into cocoa solids (brown, bitter, psychoactive, probably good for you stuff) and cocoa butter (fat, just fat. kinda cocoa bean lard).  To make dark chocolate, you then mix the 2 back up with loads of sugar.  To make milk chocolate you mix the two back up with milk and, you guessed it, loads of sugar. To make white chocolate, you mix cocoa butter (lard, remember) with sugar.

So dark chocolate is good, white chocolate is sugar and lard.

Personally, i prefer the really dark stuff (70% cocoa solids+).  It's bitter, but somehow more satisfying.

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Isn't the hard stuff (70% cocoa solids+)  medicinal too ?
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I like white choccy.....and I prefer the milkier choccy to the dark stuff..but I've also had strawberry chocolate and raspberry too...yummy...and banana.....and the choccy was those colours also....

...but...I also think that White choccy is sweeter and can taste a little sickly sometimes !! (after ten bars or so !!)
Yep I like the milk chocolate better. some dark is ok, but I prefer the milk chocolate.. and I love the Rasberry Chocolate it is delicious.. I have not tried the others but have eaten a nutty banana and the chocolate and banana go well together!

White chocolate is way to sweet!

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The difference is cocoa solids.
To make chocolate, you take cocoa beans and squeeze them hard - this makes them separate into cocoa solids (brown, bitter, psychoactive, probably good for you stuff) and cocoa butter (fat, just fat. kinda cocoa bean lard).  To make dark chocolate, you then mix the 2 back up with loads of sugar.  To make milk chocolate you mix the two back up with milk and, you guessed it, loads of sugar. To make white chocolate, you mix cocoa butter (lard, remember) with sugar.

So dark chocolate is good, white chocolate is sugar and lard.

Personally, i prefer the really dark stuff (70% cocoa solids+).  It's bitter, but somehow more satisfying.

Thats interesting. They have a chocolate factory in Idaho.. WOW does that place stink! You would think that as good as chocolate is it would smell good...but NOoooooo! It reeks! LOL Worst smell for miles around the place!

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Isn't the hard stuff (70% cocoa solids+)  medicinal too ?

You mean the cocoa it self is medicinal.....


You Know I read something recently about a little chocolate being good for you... so you may be right!

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Ewww.. Me hates white and dark chocolate!!
Milk chocolate is t he best [;D]
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Yepperoo! Welcome back home young man!

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Hi Seany!  Nice to see you!!
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I LOVE milk chocolate with peanut butter.  It's almost as good as s....

.........it's just goooood!
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I LOVE milk chocolate with peanut butter.  It's almost as good as s....

.........it's just goooood!

Yep its Dang good!... LOL

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So dark chocolate is good, white chocolate is sugar and lard.

Not really fair - lard is animal fat, while you would be hard put to find any animal fat in white chocolate.

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What is it they use if not, a vegetable fat?

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What is it they use if not, a vegetable fat?

Cocoa is a vegetable, so the butter from cocoa (cocoa butter) is clearly also of vegetable origins (i.e. it came from the vegetable cocoa).

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Cocoa is a vegetable??? I did not know that,....oh wait cocoa beans.. They are beans??? OH Do they grow above or below ground. I wonder if they are hard to grow and what conditions they need.. I will have to study! Thanks George I don't know why that never hit me before cause I have heard cocoa beans for goodness sakes but it had not sunk in! LOL Oh my.....
runs and hides head! Oh dear..

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