Chocolate is the favourite treat of many people around the world. People consume more than 3 million tons of cocoa beans a year which is used to make several different types of Chocolate, according to the World Cocoa Foundation. It is one of the few foods that taste awesome while providing significant health benefits.
But do you have any notion that your favourite treat comes in different types? Yes, Chocolates not only come in different shapes and sizes but also in different tastes. It is rightly said that ‘So many chocolates and so less time to eat them’.
Below are the Names of the Most Popular Types of Chocolate:
The most prominent type of chocolates is Milk Chocolates. It is a solid chocolate that contains only 10% to 40% cocao mixed with sugar and milk. It is at present, the most popular form of chocolate in many countries, the market for milk chocolate was worth $63.2 billion in 2018.
Lindt, Hershey and Dairy Milk, Ferrero Rocher are the Most Popular Brands that sell your soft, sweet chocolates.
Want to make your chocolates at home during COVID-19? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Now you can make your favourite chocolates with only four ingredients.
- 1 cup Powdered Sugar
- ¾ cup Cocoa Powder
- ⅓ cup Powdered Milk
- ¾ cup coconut oil
Mix all the dry ingredients properly in a bowl. Heat some water in a frying pan and place a heatproof bowl on it. Add ¾ cup of coconut oil and slowly mix all the dry ingredients with it. Churn all the ingredients slowly. Once done, pour your sweet, delicious mixture into the silicon mould. You can add some nuts, almonds etc.
Keep the mould in the refrigerator for about 2-3 hours. Your soft, yummy chocolates are ready. Now you can eat as much as your heart wants.
Dark chocolate is made up of chocolate liquor, sugar, and cocoa butter. The amount of cocoa in dark chocolate varies from 30 percent to 80 percent. The difference between dark chocolate and bittersweet chocolate is that the latter is used for the baking purposes while the former does not.
Amul Dark Chocolate, Kit Kat Dark, Toblerone are some reputed Dark Chocolate brands.
Want to make your bitter Chocolate at Home? Well all you need is:
- 1 cup Cocoa Powder
- 4 Tablespoons Honey
- Coconut Oil
- Sea Salt
Melt the coconut oil in a small pot over the stovetop on low heat.
Once melted remove the oil from the heat and add the cocoa powder, honey, vanilla, sea salt.
Churn everything completely until the honey has dissolved into the chocolate mixture.
Pour the chocolate into silicone moulds and put them in the freezer for at least 30 minutes or in the fridge for at least an hour. Once they become solid hard, you can pop them out and eat them.
White chocolate is actually not a chocolate. It is made up of dairy products, cream and cocoa butter. This white treat contains a minimum 20 percent cocoa butter, a maximum of 55 percent sugar, and about 15 percent milk solids. It tastes like smooth vanilla and is quite delicious.
Kitkat crisp wafers, Milky Bars, Twix Bar white limited edition are the most famous White Chocolates that are available in India.
Want to make mouthwatering White Chocolates at home ? Scroll down !!!
- ¼ cup Butter
- ⅓ cup Icing Sugar
- 2 tsp Milk Powder
- ¼ tsp Vanilla Essence
- ⅛ tsp Salt
Boil water in a frying pan and place a heatproof bowl over it. Add butter to it and melt the butter with the spoon. Now add sugar to it. Add milk powder, vanilla essence, salt and whisk it.
Now put your white, creamy liquid in a silicone mould and put it in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
Your White Chocolate is ready !!!
This chocolate falls somewhere between bittersweet Chocolate and dark Chocolate. It contains approximately 35% cocoa seeds. This Chocolate dominates the baking industry.
Hershey, Dagoba, Ghirardelli, Baker’s are the great brands that sell this Chocolate.
According to FDA guidelines Bittersweet Chocolate must contain at least 35 percent cocoa but most bittersweet bars contain 50% to 80% percent cocoa. These chocolates have more bitter flavour as compared to the other Chocolates.
Ghirardelli, Callebaut, Cocoacraft, Rega sell bittersweet Chocolate in India.
The name is apt for this chocolate as it is made up of Chocolate liquor and ground cocoa beans. It is also called baking Chocolate, because it’s not meant for direct consumption. This chocolate like other Chocolates does not taste very good.
Hershey, Guittard, Scharffen Berger, Ghirardelli are some of the brands who sell unsweetened chocolate.
It is made up of 100% cocoa and no sugar. It is quite bitter but a very useful ingredient for baking as it easily mixes with doughs and batters without any hassles.
Cadbury, Hershey, Weikfield are the brands that dominate the Cocoa powder market in the Country.
8)SWEET GERMAN CHOCOLATE
It is delectable chocolate invented by a man named Samuel German, who gave it this name. It’s sweeter than semisweet chocolate. Sweet German Chocolate is most commonly used in German Chocolate Cake, a rich yummy cake with three layers of chocolate cake with sweet, marzipan in the middle and on the top.
Ritter Sport, Kinder, Moser Roth, Knoppers, Milka are the sellers of Sweet German chocolate.
This chocolate is the most expensive chocolate and contains a large amount of cocoa butter as compared to the other chocolates. The high cocoa content allows it to melt easily. It is available in white, dark and Milk Couverture Chocolates.
Cacao Barry, Callebaut are the brands that dominate the industry of Couverture Chocolates.
It is the most recent type of chocolate. It was first made in China in September,2017 using Ruby Cocoa beans naturally found in Ecuador and Brazil. This give it a Rosy essence.
Brands including Prestat, Baci Perugina, KitKat, Leonidas and Fazer have launched Ruby Chocolate.
Raw chocolate is made from unroasted cocoa beans. Dairy products are not added to it. This chocolate is naturally gluten free and is generally considered vegan.
Seed and Bean, Conscious Organic, Raw Halo are the brands that sell Raw Chocolate.
Made from a combination of Cocoa, Vegetable fat and Sweeteners, this chocolate is used as a lower-cost alternative to true chocolate, as it uses less-expensive hard vegetable fats such as coconut oil or palm kernel oil in place of the more expensive Cocoa butter.
Van Houten, Chocoville, Vanleer, Morde are distinguished brands that sell this Marvellous Chocolate.
Conventional Chocolates use Cacao and Sugar that are grown with the aid of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and pesticides. These harmful substances have numerous negative health effects. In Organic chocolates, cacao and sugar are produced with biodynamic and organic fertilizers and pests.
Pascha, Chocolove, Taza, Altereco are the brands that sell Organic Chocolates.
Now that you have decided the types of chocolate, you still need to make a choice between Chocolate Bars, Choco-Chips and Chocolate Wafers.
It is a confection in an oblong or maybe rectangular form containing Chocolate. It may also contain layers of nuts, fruits, crackers etc.
These are also called Chocolate Morsels and are small chunks of sweetened chocolate, used as an ingredient in a number of desserts.
Chocolate Wafers looks like large choco chips and are specially made for easy melting. It comes in a variety of shapes, sizes and is ideal for covering fruits.
Chocolates relieve Stress, are a great source of Antioxidants, Improves Brain Function and also reduces the risk of getting Heart Diseases.
Don’t overeat these sweet treats, grab a cube or two and you are good to go !!!