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Types of Chocolate

First domesticated in Mesoamerica over 5,000 years ago, Chocolate has evolved from a bitter, spiced beverage made with pureed corn to today’s irresistible, often sweet, treats.

Let's dive into the different varieties of chocolate from darkest to lightest.

References

1. Wikipedia, History of Chocolate, Accessed 16 April 2024. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_chocolate
2. National Confectioners Association, Kinds of Chocolate, Accessed 16 April 2024. https://candyusa.com/story-of-chocolate/what-is-chocolate/kinds-of-chocolate/
3. Lake Champlain Chocolates, Types of Chocolate, Accessed 16 April 2024. https://www.lakechamplainchocolates.com/types-of-chocolate/
4. Valrhona Chocolate, Types of Chocolate, Accessed 16 April 2024. https://www.valrhona.com/en/l-ecole-valrhona/discover-l-ecole-valrhona/chocolate-terminology/types-of-chocolate
5. Drake, Diana. “Dark Milk Chocolate Bars Help to Unlock Wealth in West Africa” February 13, 2018. Knowledge@Wharton, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. https://globalyouth.wharton.upenn.edu/articles/world-economy/dark-milk-chocolate-bars-help-to-unlock-wealth-in-west-africa/
6. Hershey Community Archives, Origins of Hershey’s Milk Chocolate, posted June 3, 2021. https://hersheyarchives.org/encyclopedia/origins-of-hersheys-milk-chocolate/