- Chocolate is made from beans, the Nib is the heart of the bean or what remains after they are roasted and shelled. Ground nibs are called liquor they are unsweetened and liquid when warm but solid when cooled. The fat of the bean is Cocoa butter and when pressed out, the powdery stuff left is cocoa powder.- That white stuff you see sometimes on milk chocolate is called fat bloom, it doesn't affect the taste and you can still eat chocolate that has it!
- Chocolate was considered an aphrodisiac by the Aztecs
- White chocolate isn't really chocolate at all since it contains no chocolate liquor! It still tastes pretty good, though doesn't it?
Lee Dobbins is a writer for Online Gourmet Foods where you can find out more about gourmet foods and chocolate.
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