White chocolate was invented by the Nestle company in Switzerland. The first white chocolate bar debuted in 1930. White chocolate has a long history until it officially became considered chocolate at all.
You are probably thinking what? That is because white chocolate does not contain cocoa solids- one of the main ingredients in traditional chocolate. In 2004, the FDA finally welcomed the white chocolate into the chocolate family thanks to some chocolate manufacturers’s petition. The rule states that a product labeled and marketed as white chocolate must contain at least 20% cocoa fat, 14 % milk solids and 3.5 % milk fat, and not more than 55% sugar.
Did you know…?
- National White Chocolate Day is on September 22.
- According to the FDA, to be called ‘chocolate’ a product must contain chocolate liquor, which is what gives it the biter intense chocolate flavor (and color) to dark and milk chocolates.
- White chocolate is made with sugar, cocoa butter, milk, and vanilla. Chocolate liquor is not an ingredient in white chocolate.
- In 1988, the New York Times declared America was “going sweet on white chocolate”.
- Good quality White Chocolate is always ivory in color and never pure white.
- Cocoa butter is one of the ingredients used to make real chocolate, it gives chocolate the ability to remain solid at room temperature, yet melt easily in the mouth.
- The Urban dictionary meaning of White Chocolate is when a Caucasian embraces and assimilates into black culture.
- In 2004, there was a Comedy (Off-Broadway) show called “White Chocolate.”
“Life is like a box of chocolates…you never know what you’re gonna get.”
- Forrest Gump -