Chocolate powder and cocoa powder are both made from cocoa beans and are common in everyday life. They are also similar in color and smell. But they’re not exactly the same, there are some differences between the two.
The difference in cocoa butter content
First, they contain different amounts of cocoa butter.
Cocoa powder is only 10 to 35 percent cocoa butter, but chocolate is 100 percent cocoa butter, so chocolate gives a stronger, purer, and more flavorful taste.
In fact, cocoa butter is one of the key factors in the quality of chocolate. The natural and pure cocoa butter gives the chocolate a melt-in-your-mouth feel, while the substitute cocoa butter (also known as artificial cocoa butter) makes the chocolate taste less delicious.
Different processing procedures of cocoa powder and chocolate powder
Both of them are made from cocoa beans.
Cocoa beans are roasted, peeled, ground, and pressed into a paste, from which most of the butter is pressed, and dried and ground to make a powder, which is cocoa powder. While the chocolate paste, which directly adjusted for temperature and does not remove the cocoa butter, is chocolate.
After the cocoa defatted and ground, the taste is very bitter. Close to the original taste of the cocoa bean.
The chocolate powder tastes a little sweeter and is great either as a drink or with milk.
How to make cocoa powder and chocolate powder
Both cocoa powder and chocolate powder widely used in daily life and widely loved by consumers. Therefore, there are more and more professional cocoa powder manufacturers.
In addition to selecting the best beans, you need a professional machine to make the best cocoa powder.
With a whole production line of cocoa powder, automation will save the manufacturer a lot of unnecessary trouble, and the final product of cocoa powder quality, customer feedback, the production of cocoa powder products welcomed by consumers, sales and response is excellent.