Cocoa Pods are definitely part of the wonders of earth. They carry cocoa beans that can be extracted, roasted, and seasoned with other ingredients like sweeteners, flavors, and nuts then converted into sweet bar. While it is easy to assume there is just one type of chocolate, it is a myth. There are different types of sweet bar worth trying more than once in a lifetime unless you have allergies.
Dark Chocolate is one of the most common type. It is considered to have health advantages because it doesn’t have too many preservatives added to it. It is made with little sugar and flavors like cinnamon and vanilla with some liquor. It passes as a vegan-friendly snack sometimes.
Extra Dark Chocolate is not so different from the dark, except it doesn’t have too many sweeteners. Most of the ingredients it is made with are natural; ingredients like honey, cinnamon, vanilla extract, etc.
Milk Chocolate is often mistaken for dark chocolate. It shares similarities with dark chocolate except that it is usually lighter and contains milky flavors like coconut milk and almond milk, with a fair percentage of sweet liquor.
White Chocolate is easy to identify as the name mostly fits the color. It consists of a higher amount of vanilla and milk flavor compared to milk chocolate; butter is one of the essential ingredients used in making it.
Ruby Chocolate is red-pink sweet made from a type of cocoa pod that grows in Brazil. The bean pod also grows in Ivory Coast and Ecuador. The cocoa causes the cocoa beans to have a fruity taste, making the refined version a type of fruity sweet.
Mint Chocolate has mint essence added to serve as a sweetener. In some cases, mint is available in a higher percentage compared to chocolate, which explains the name.
Wafers Chocolate is a sweet coating on wafers or biscuits. It is melted and added to the wafer to enhance the taste. It is mostly sold in stores as snacks.
Dutch chocolate is made by adding alkalized ingredients to cocoa powder to reduce the natural acidity of the cocoa and make it produce a less bitter taste. It can be used to make chocolate ice cream or cocoa powder that serves as a sweetener in tea, coffee, etc.
Hazelnut Chocolate is made from blended hazelnut that serves as a sweetener or flavor. This blend can also be used to make hazelnut bread.
Chocolate Truffle are sweets that has sprinkles, whipped cream, and other forms of ingredients added inside them. They could be made from dark or white sweet, and they are good for festive occasions.
Cocoa Bean is gotten directly from the cocoa pod. Yes, it is considered chocolate. You should try it if you ever do a farm visit.
Note: Sweet also means chocolate