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What is the difference between chocolate and cocoa fantasy?

Chocolate contains a minimum of 35% cocoa components. If a product contains less than 35% cocoa components it is called cocoa fantasy. Chocolate is only a protected name with reference to chocolate bars and chocolate product . If these products do not contain enough cocoa they are called chocolate fantasy.

Spreads can be called chocolate even if they contain just enough cocoa powder to give the product a chocolate colour. 

The manufacturer is privileged to decide what cocoa components (cocoa mass or cocoa butter) are used to make chocolate. White chocolate contains only cocoa butter; brown chocolate contains cocoa mass as well.












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