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How To Choose The Right Chocolate For Your Needs

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Chocolate dates back thousands of years and has been one of the most enjoyed sweets in history. When you think of chocolate, what comes to your mind first? For some of you it is an obvious choice, a candy bar. For others, perhaps you’ve thought of a baked good like a brownie. The possibilities of what you can make with chocolate stretch far beyond what you might traditionally think it is used for.

But how do you go about using the correct chocolate? Who even knew there was a correct chocolate to use in the first place?

Weaver Nut Sweets & Snacks is in the know and wants to make sure you are too! We are going to go over a few different types of chocolate and how you might use them.


Milk Chocolate – Let us begin with an obvious choice, milk chocolate. Milk Chocolate typically contains at least 10% chocolate liquor and at least 12% milk solids. This gives the chocolate a sweet and creamy taste and texture. It is used in most of the candies you are probably used to. Everything from Hershey's bars and Snickers to Reese's Cups and M&M's use milk chocolate. Milk chocolate is best used when you are simply craving a piece of chocolate to eat.


Baking Chocolate – Baking Chocolate is used in you guessed it, baking. Baking might typically contain 50-58% cocoa butter and have no added sugar. Characteristically, baking chocolate is going to have a bitter and unsweetened taste. Baking chocolate can be used in everything from chocolate chip cookies to brownies to chocolate cake. It is one of the most versatile types of chocolate. Check out our inventory of baking chocolate online here and come up with your next delicious recipe!


Cocoa Powder – Cocoa powder is another multipurpose type of chocolate. It can be bitter or sweet. Cocoa powder is made when the beans are pressed. This process separates the butter from the mass which is turned into cocoa powder. Cocoa Powder is normally used in baking, but can also be used in making drinks. Pick up some Cocoa Powder today and try your hand making a chocolate cream pie, macaroons or having a classic glass of chocolate milk.


Coverture Chocolate – If you have ever seen a video where artisan candy makers are making extravagant and elaborate chocolate creations that look too good to eat, there is a good chance they were using chocolate coverture. Favored by many professional chocolatiers and candy makers, chocolate coverture usually will contain 32% cocoa butter. This gives the chocolate a very glossy sheen and will allow the chocolate to flow in a manner that makes it easier to temper. If you are experienced and want to take your chocolate candy making adventures to the next level, you want to use coverture chocolate. When it comes to coverture chocolate, we have what you need right here! Pick up some highly coveted Callebaut Ruby Coverture Chocolate if you want the best of the best!

No matter your chocolate needs, Weaver Nut Sweets & Snacks has just about everything you could ask for. We work with the best manufacturers and leaders in the industry to bring top notch merchandise to our customers. We want you to have the best products and the best experience every time you shop with us.

Celebrating our 45th year in business, Weaver Nut Sweets & Snacks is proud to be your retailer of choice. During these unprecedented times, we are still serving you in the safest way possible by offering curbside pick-up in addition to our online ordering. Check our page here with instructions on the easiest way to order today.

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