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What Exactly is White Chocolate?

White Chocolate

Learn some unique facts about white chocolate.

It’s common knowledge that there are several different types of chocolate, and everyone seems to have a favorite. Perhaps the most polarizing choice is white chocolate. Some can’t stand it, and some just can’t live without it. Regardless of which end of the spectrum you fall in, you should know these facts about white chocolate.

The Basics

The process of making white chocolate starts the same way as the one for making milk and dark chocolate. First, cacao beans are harvested from various places around the world (primarily in Africa). These beans and pulp are then set aside for fermentation. After they ferment for a while, the beans become sweet; they are then separated from the pulp and shipped to chocolate makers.

The chocolate manufacturers roast the beans, separate them from their outer layer, and crush them into small pieces called nibs. These nibs are then heated up and made into a paste that has a liquid product which becomes cocoa butter. The solid portion, appropriately named cocoa solids, is used to make milk and dark chocolate.  Unlike its counterparts, white chocolate doesn’t contain any cocoa solids. To make white chocolate, chocolate manufacturers combine cocoa butter with milk, sugar, and vanilla. Since it doesn’t contain any cocoa solids, you could say that technically, white chocolate isn’t “chocolate” at all!

White Chocolate at Wockenfuss

Here at Wockenfuss, we offer a variety of delicious white chocolate treats! If you’re a fan of sweet and salty combinations, our white chocolate pretzels are perfect for you. In case you’re looking for a mixture of dark and white chocolate, our white chocolate truffles are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Whether you’re planning to order online or to pick up your order from one of our locations, make sure Wockenfuss is your go-to place for white chocolate.


Wockenfuss has all of your favorite dark, milk, and white chocolates! Whether you prefer truffles, nut bark, or sugar-free chocolates, Wockenfuss has what you and your loved ones will love. Since 1915, Wockenfuss has been a family owned and operated business creating the finest confections in Baltimore, Maryland. With our nine convenient locations throughout Maryland, there is sure to be a Wockenfuss store near you. Come and visit us to see our selection of favorites such as our gourmet truffles, chocolate specialties, and much more!

We’d be happy to help you select the perfect sweet treat, whether for you or as a gift for a loved one or your pup! If you have any questions about our sweet seasonal candies, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling us at 1-800-296-4414 or emailing When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest too!

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