Oct. 28 is National Chocolate Day
If you always like to accompany your cup of coffee with a chocolate cookie or other chocolate-based treat, you should probably be familiar with at least its three main categories:
Most notably used for cooking, Dark Chocolate can contain anything from 30% to 75% cocoa solids. It has a slightly sweet, slightly bitter flavor and a dark color. This chocolate is often called luxury or continental chocolate.
Milk Chocolate, as its name suggests, contains milk and has lovely creamy, mild, and sweet flavor. It is mostly used as an eating chocolate. However it does have its place in chocolate cookery, especially for decorations, and when a milder, creamy flavor is required.
White Chocolate contains lower cocoa butter content and cocoa solids. It can be quite temperamental when used in cooking. Always choose a luxury white cooking chocolate to avoid problems and take great care not to overheat when melting it.