Milk Chocolates

Written by Amy Hall
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Milk chocolate is more popular than dark chocolate, as it tends to have a creamier, sweeter flavor and texture. Dark chocolate can have a bittersweet taste to it that many people do not favor. When you buy a candy bar at the grocery store, the likelihood that it is made with milk chocolate is high. In addition, most pre-packaged chocolate frostings are milk chocolate whereas homemade frostings are typically made with dark baker’s chocolate.

If you buy milk chocolate in the United States, you can are guaranteed that it contains at least 12 percent whole milk and 10 percent chocolate liquor. Essentially, milk chocolate is made from cacao seeds that are roasted to remove the shells and utilize the meats of the seeds. These seeds are then called nibs, and they are ground into a thick paste called chocolate liquor. During this milling process, heat is used to liquefy the mixture. There is never any liquor added to the mixture.

Finally, the chocolate liquor is mixed with condensed milk, sugar, or maltitol for sugar free versions, and cocoa butter. The end result is a delicious and creamy milk chocolate that melts in your mouth. You can purchase regular or sugar free milk chocolates in bars, truffles, or chips. Milk chocolate can be used in baking for cookies, cakes, and brownies for a melt-in-your-mouth sweetness.

Rich and Creamy Milk Chocolates

There is no doubt about it, milk chocolate is truly one of life’s greatest pleasures. If you are a self-proclaimed chocolate lover, you will undoubtedly delight in some of the gourmet sugar free milk chocolate creations offered through specialty shops or online stores. Finally you can enjoy your chocolate without counting calories or worrying about your blood sugar.


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