They say that one cannot buy happiness, but one can buy chocolate and agree with us that it is almost the same. There are dozens of types of chocolate created to satisfy even the most capricious tastes.
However, there are people who do not like the cocoa taste of chocolate and more often go for white chocolate. They and not only, are wondering what white chocolate contains.
To be completely honest, white chocolate can hardly be called chocolate and one of the reasons is, because it is made using a completely different technology. Unlike dark chocolate, which must contain at least 35% cocoa, white chocolate does not contain cocoa, only cocoa butter.
It is cocoa butter that is responsible for the characteristic pale yellow color, similar to ivory, which we see in quality white chocolates.
Cocoa butter, which is the most expensive extract of cocoa beans, is mixed with other ingredients such as sugar, milk, vanilla, etc.
There is absolutely no cocoa mass in white chocolate and for this reason it does not have the beloved rich cocoa taste as dark or milk chocolates.
The production standards stipulate that white chocolate must contain at least 20% cocoa butter, 14% dairy substances and no more than 55% sugar. The limit on the amount of sugar applies mainly to the United States, while in the EU there is no maximum limit for sugar or other sweeteners.