• Question: Is it true that white chocolate is the Bi - product of milk chocolate ? Is it also true that white chocolate is fat?

    Asked by monkey24 to laurenceharwood, Jack, Akram on 19 Mar 2012.
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      Akram Alomainy answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      Love this question since I like chocolate 🙂

      White chocolate is made the same way as milk chocolate and dark chocolate — the difference is the ingredients. In fact, because of the ingredients, many people don’t consider “white chocolate” to be chocolate at all. I got this from Google 😉


      16 oz Cocoa butter
      1 tsp lecithin
      14 oz powdered dry milk (yes, this is what the professionals use)
      14 oz sugar (powdered yourself, the prepowdered has cornstarch that makes the chocolate gummy)
      You can also consider added a few onces of milk fat (clarified butter) as in done by most professionals. It makes a slightly differant white chocolate.

      Because there are no cocoa solids present, you don’t have to worry about roasting, cracking or grinding any cocoa beans.

      So it is not very healthy but I wouldn’t say pure fat!!

    • Photo: Jack Snape

      Jack Snape answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      Great answer Akram 🙂

    • Photo: Laurence Harwood

      Laurence Harwood answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      Akram is on the ball here. White chocolate just has less of the “brown stuff” in it. Eaten sensibly, chocolate is a very useful source of vitamins and trace elements but it isn’t slimming food. However, white chocolate is no more fattening than ordinary milk chocolate. You won’t believe this, but I can’t remember when I last eat chocolate – probably 20 years ago, although I have to buy it for my family. I like crisps – cheese and onion. yes!!!!!