Whether you love to nibble on fresh-out-of-the-oven chocolate chip cookies, add some milk chocolate to a s’more or enjoy decadent dark chocolate candies, it’s hard to pick a favorite chocolate treat. With so many options, types and tastes, there’s definitely something for everyone!
No matter what flavor is your favorite, all types of chocolate start with chocolate liquor (which actually does not contain any alcohol, despite its name), which is formed by grinding cacao beans into a smooth, liquid paste.
Once the chocolate liquor has been allowed to cool and harden, you have “unsweetened chocolate”, also known as baking, pure or bitter chocolate. If you like things a little sweeter, adding cocoa butter and sugar in varying amounts to the chocolate liquor creates semisweet chocolate (the perfect addition to cookies), or traditional sweet chocolate, depending on the amounts of sugar and cocoa butter added.
Milk chocolate, as you might have guessed, combines 10% chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, sugar and milk, of course. And while white chocolate is not technically categorized as a type of chocolate because it doesn’t contain any chocolate liquor, it is also made of at least 20% cocoa butter and 14% milk and varying amounts of sugar.
So, with just a few simple ingredients, you can make virtually any type of chocolate you want, but having the right equipment to get the job done is just as important. The experts at Savage Bros have been perfecting the art of chocolate making with high-quality, innovative chocolate-making equipment and confectionary supplies since 1855.
We’ve been helping restaurants, hotels and large businesses get the very best mixers, melters and industrial equipment needed to make large-scale chocolate and candy making a breeze!
Call one of our knowledgeable experts today for more details about our extensive list of products we offer. We’ll help provide you with the tools to make your job easier, so you can focus on what’s most important—chocolate!