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The Difference between Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate

There are a few different types of chocolate, all with different characteristics

Here at Wockenfuss, we offer a wide variety of delicious treats. Whether your favorite is milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or white chocolate, you’re sure to find something delicious to try. We have milk chocolate truffles, dark chocolate mint wafers, and white chocolate pretzels, which are all tasty and will leave you satisfied. You may know which of these three types of chocolate is your personal favorite, but you may not know the differences between them. What makes milk chocolate different from white chocolate? Is dark chocolate the healthiest kind? Read on to find out more information.

Milk Chocolate

Milk chocolate is a type of chocolate that is made with at least 12% milk and 10% chocolate liquor, which is composed of cocoa solids and cocoa butter. Typically sweeter than its dark counterpart, milk chocolate also contains sugar and emulsifiers. Milk chocolate also has a softer texture to it than dark chocolate, and it melts relatively quickly.

White Chocolate

Some people say that white chocolate is not chocolate at all because it does not contain the cocoa solids that other types of chocolate do. Regardless of whether or not you subscribe to this theory, white chocolate is a delicious treat! Essentially, it’s a combination of cocoa butter and cream, milk, or milk solids (at least 20% and 14% respectively). White chocolate can also contain vanilla, and is sweeter than dark chocolate.

Dark Chocolate

There are two different types of dark chocolate: bittersweet and semisweet. The main difference between these two is that semisweet dark chocolate contains more sugar than bittersweet chocolate. Each form contains a relatively high amount of chocolate liquor – usually at least 35%, but it can vary. The flavors of dark chocolate can range from fruity to bitter, but they all contain high levels of antioxidants due to the large amount of cocoa they contain.



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’ll 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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