How do you like to get your chocolate fix? Do you like eating it whole, baking with it or drinking it? In this post, learn which type of chocolate is best for your needs.
If you love making brownies, cakes and fudge, there are several chocolates to choose from. Unsweetened Chocolate has a strong chocolate flavor and only contains chocolate liquor. Try Scharffen Berger’s 99% Unsweetened Baking Chocolate Baking Bar. Another good choice is Bittersweet Chocolate. It also contains chocolate liquor, but with the addition of sugar. Give Lindt’s Surfin Bittersweet Bar a try. Another option is cocoa powder. Chocolate liquor is ground producing cocoa powder. A classic type is Hershey’s Cocoa Natural Unsweetened.
More of a cookie eater? Be sure to include white chocolate in your next batch! It contains 20 percent cocoa butter, 14 percent milk solids, and sugar. It perfectly complements cranberries. A great variety is Ghirardelli’s White Chocolate Baking Bar. Everyone’s favorite cookie is the chocolate chip cookie - & that’s when Nestle’s Toll House Morsels come in handy, chocolate chips contain less cocoa butter so they don’t fully melt when baked.
Or do you like chocolate for breakfast? Cocoa Nibs, cocoa beans that have been roasted and crushed, are delicious when added to granola. A good selection is Black Mountain Chocolate’s Roasted Cocoa Nibs.
Maybe drinking chocolate is more your thing. Whip up chocolate milk or hot chocolate with bittersweet chocolate or cocoa powder.
Prefer chocolate just as it is? Then you must love milk chocolate! It is made with 10 percent chocolate liquor, 12 percent milk solids, sugar, cocoa butter, and butterfat. The obvious choice is Hampton Chocolate Factory’s Artisan Creamy Milk Chocolate Bar. Maybe you love dark chocolate. It has less sugar than milk chocolate, but more chocolate liquor. Of course you must try Hampton Chocolate Factory’s Artisan Pure Dark Chocolate Bar.