White chocolate may not have such a rich history as dark, but in spite of that, it has managed to gain great popularity among the fans. Often we hear that this chocolate is unhealthy or that it is not chocolate at all. Is that right?
White chocolate is chocolate or maybe not?
Let’s start with its origins It is believed to have originated in 1930. in Switzerland Unlike other types, dark or milk, white chocolate has a different structure. Main white chocolate ingredients are:
– Cocoa butter,
– Milk powder and
This chocolate does not contain any cocoa powder, nor does the chocolate mass be considered “fake chocolate”. The highest percentage of white chocolate consists of sugar (up to 55%), cocoa butter (minimum 20%), milk powder (at least 14%) and milk fat about 3.5%. We can often come across white chocolates that have a high sugar content. On the other side, there are those where cocoa butter is replaced by cheaper vegetable oils with added flavors. Such a product is often referred to as a sugar bar among consumers. However, if we do not consider the percentage of sugar in it, and if we emphasis cocoa butter, which is not substituted with vegetable oils, we can name white chocolates as chocolates.
Is white chocolate healthy?
Dark and milk chocolate are known to contain caffeine, which does not please everyone. This is why white chocolate is an excellent choice for people who are hypersensitive to caffeine. Will your opinion on this chocolate change if we state that it contains a lot of calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin B2? We are aware that these elements are crucial for the proper functioning of the organism and its metabolic processes. Interesting isn’t it? Maybe this is the right time to think about white chocolate differently and, finally, start enjoying it. Another reason to look at this chocolate with other eyes is the possibility of its enrichment with different additives. Some of them are vanilla, coconut, strawberries, raspberries, cranberries, coffee, fruit yogurt, or exotic spices. The possibilities are numerous.
In that case, will you be able to stop trying new pairings?