The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving. As we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.
We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”
For today’s Did You Know we will look at White Chocolate Fun Facts.
White Chocolate Fun Facts: White chocolate originates from the cocoa (cacao) plant, but it is not “chocolate.” 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 was invented by the Nestlé company in Switzerland. The first white chocolate bar debuted in 1930.
- September 22nd is National White Chocolate Day.
- White chocolate contains cocoa butter, milk solids, sugar, lecithin and flavorings (usually including vanilla).
- White chocolate contains only trace amounts of caffeine that is present in cocoa solids.
- The melting point of cocoa butter, its primary cacao bean component, is high enough to keep white chocolate solid at room temperature, yet low enough to allow white chocolate to melt in the mouth.
- Cocoa butter is one of the most stable fats known, containing natural antioxidants that prevent rancidity and give it a storage life of 2 to 5 years.
White Chocolate Fun Facts We Missed
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Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about White Chocolate.