What does ‘...% Cacao’ or ‘...% Cocoa’ mean?
You'll see this on a retailer websites and on product packaging. It simply referring to the percentage of ingredients which come from the cocoa bean itself – including cocoa butter and chocolate liquor. You’ll usually find this on dark chocolate products but it can also be found on other varieties. Generally, this figure represents how bitter the product will taste.
What’s the difference between dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate?
Dark chocolate is the purest form containing little or no sugar. Milk chocolate is a mixture of cocoa butter and chocolate liquor mixed with milk and sugar to create a creamy taste. White chocolate is is a blend of cocoa butter and milk and sugar - as it contains no chocolate liquor, it is often disregarded by connoisseurs.