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A Quick Guide to the Different Kinds of Chocolate

Last updated 2 years ago

There are few joys in life as wonderful as the sensation of sweet chocolate melting in your mouth. With many varieties to choose from and endless possibilities for pairing with other foods, chocolate is as versatile as it is delectable. Here is a brief guide to the different kinds of this tasty food that satisfies your sweet tooth every time:

  • Dark chocolate: This is chocolate in its purest form, containing at least 50% cocoa powder. Some dark chocolate bars are 99% cocoa and bitter like coffee, but they melt away with a slight sweetness. Dark chocolates with lower concentrations of cocoa feature a rich balance of sweetness and bitterness.
  • Milk chocolate: A favorite of chocolate lovers everywhere, milk chocolate is the standard in candy. Milk chocolate is sweeter than dark chocolate and has a creamier texture. Filled chocolates in assorted mixes often feature milk chocolate, as it pairs with a wide range of different flavors.
  • White chocolate: Purists will say that white chocolate is not chocolate at all, but it is a delightful confection nonetheless. White chocolate is made from cocoa butter, milk solids, sugar, and vanilla. These ingredients are all found in other types of chocolate, so the difference is the lack of cocoa powder.
  • Sugar-free chocolate: Even those who need to reduce sugar intake can enjoy chocolate with the surprisingly delicious treat of sugar-free chocolate. This is available in both dark and milk chocolate varieties; sugar-free chocolate makes the perfect gift for any chocolate lover.

No matter which type of chocolate you enjoy most, you can find it at Leibman’s Wine & Fine Foods. We carry our own line of select chocolates, Godiva, and a great assortment of candy for all tastes. Check us out on our website or call us at (281) 493-3663 to see what we have to offer. 


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