15 Types of Chocolate Can Be Use In Your Baking 2022

Chocolate may be a familiar food and a common ingredient, but the word “chocolate” can mean a variety of different things. One simple word encompasses everything from smooth, sweet white chocolate to the darkest bittersweet chocolate, and everything in between. Chocolate is a preparation of roasted and ground cacao seeds that is made in the form of a liquid, paste, or in a block, which may also be used as a flavoring ingredient in other foods

Common Types of chocolates in Baking

Unsweetened Chocolate
Unsweetened chocolate is chocolate in one of its simplest forms, a solid chocolate made with just cocoa solids and cocoa butter made without sugar, and is 100% percent pure cacao. It is made from ground cacao beans and has a chalkier, crumbly texture.
This is chocolate in its rawest form. Chocolate liquor that has been refined and contains 50-55% cocoa butter. The quality of the chocolate is determined by the type of cocoa beans used and how they have been processed. Since no sugar has been added to the chocolate it has a strong, bitter taste that is used in cooking and baking but is never eaten out of hand.

Bittersweet Chocolate
.Bittersweet chocolate contains around 70% cacao and has a smooth texture with a rich chocolate flavor that is less sweet than semisweet chocolate. It is a staple chocolate in the kitchen and is the best chocolate for most baked goods, desserts, and dipping. Bittersweet and semisweet can be used interchangeably in baking, although sugar quantities may need to be adjusted. These can be found in the form of chips, wafers, and blocks and are typically preferred by cooks.

Semisweet Chocolate
Semisweet chocolate is a subcategory of dark chocolate. Dark chocolate must have a minimum of 35% cocoa solids. The higher the number of solids, the more bitter the chocolate becomes. Semisweet chocolate has a cocoa solid content of between 35-65%. It has a smooth texture, is lighter in color, and sweeter than bittersweet chocolate. The high amount of sugar helps to balance out the bitter chocolate taste with sweetness.

Dark Chocolate
Also known as “plain chocolate”, is produced using a higher percentage of cocoa with all fat content coming from cocoa butter instead of milk, but there are also “dark milk” chocolates and many degrees of hybrids. Dark chocolate is one of the healthiest of all the available chocolates. It has less sugar concentration. Bittersweet chocolate and semisweet chocolate are two of the main categories of dark chocolate. People try to differentiate between dark chocolate and bittersweet chocolate, but only a few know that bittersweet chocolate is made out of dark chocolate. Dark chocolate contains 50% to 90% of cocoa, butter, and sugar. The reduction of cocoa and sugar in dark chocolate helps to make bittersweet and semisweet chocolates.

1. BERYL’S Chocolate

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Beryl’s is one of the largest regional chocolatiers with its delicious chocolate and affordable prices. Aside from the usual chocolatey treats, Beryl’s Malaysia also offers Beryl’s coin chocolates that can be used in baking. You can choose between milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or white chocolate compounds that can then be melted or chopped up for your next baked goods Beryl’s dark compound chocolate falls under the category of dark chocolate, they do have a variation of cocoa percentage for dark chocolate compound which are 19%, 17% and 12%. Cocoa percentage for milk chocolate are 8% and 4% whereas white chocolate minimum milk content 24% and 20%. 

2. Van Houtten 

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Van Houten is the OG chocolate brand. Van Houten has come up with different types of chocolate such as dark, milk and white chocolate, couverture (made out of cocoa butter) and compound (made out of vegetable fat), chocolate coins/ button and chocolate block. Van Houten compound chocolate is easy to use without the need of tempering compared to couverture chocolate. You can use it to create any baking goods with a nice cocoa taste.

Van Houten couverture chocolate has various cocoa percentage chocolate which you can adjust to the bitterness and sweetness of your baking goods. It also has an intense pure cocoa taste and a nicer mouthfeel with the combination of cocoa butter and a shiny glossy appearance that is good as dipping or coating. Van Houten chocolates are ideal for your oven preparations. Heat resistant due to their specific composition, they keep a nice shape and an intense taste after baking. Try them in your muffins, cookies, danish, bread and many other creations.

3. Le Bourne’s Chocolate

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Bourne is synonymous to quality and an extract from passion towards chocolate. These chocolate products are made with the finest selection of raw materials to give you a distinctive taste profile and produced under most selective processes and hygienic food safety conditions. Le Bourne is a high quality chocolate brand. Chocolate products are made from selected raw materials to give a special taste profile and they produce in a clean and safe condition.
The packaging does not show what type of dark chocolate whether it is bittersweet or semisweet dark chocolate. So in order for you to know is by checking their product code.

1101DB Dark Compound Chocolate – Semisweet chocolate
1104DB Dark Compound Chocolate  – Bittersweet chocolate

4. Meika Tiramisu Almond Chocolate

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MEIKA Tiramisu Almond Milk Chocolate is known as a snacking chocolate for those who enjoy eating chocolates. But do you know you can use it for baking or your desserts too? You can actually chop them into small bits and put into your baking goods or desserts for decoration. It can also give extra flavour to your baking and dessert since it is a tiramisu chocolate with whole almond inside. Give it a try!
Product Code: MF118A

ALLERGEN: May Contains Nuts, Milk and Soy

5. Crispy Chocolatey

Crispy Chocolatey
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Unique malty chocolate. Crunchy in every bite! Crispy Chocolate is 100% Malaysian chocolate that delivers a crispylicious sensation.Every inch is filled with imported quality malt and rice cereal, Crispy chocolates are enriched with nutrition and vitamins to produce vitality. Millions of children, teenagers and youngsters really love our Crispy chocolates. It is love at first bite!
You can use it in cookies, mousse cakes, cheesecakes, chocolate cakes or you can melt Crispy Chocolate and make different kinds of chocolate dessert with it.

6. Twix Chocolate Bar

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Twix is a caramel shortbread chocolate bar made by Mars, consisting of a biscuit applied with other confectionery toppings and coatings (most frequently caramel and milk chocolate). Since it is made with creamy milk chocolate, you might want to reduce the sweetness in your baking recipe.
Twix are packaged with one, two or four bars in a wrapper, the new slogan for Twix is “Try both. Pick a side.” Miniatures and other variations of Twix bars are also available.

7. Cadbury

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This best chocolate brand has been increasing its popularity and is well known to people of all ages. Cadbury’s Baking Milk Chocolate was created to be easily melted down for baking purposes. It uses real cocoa solids to ensure that you get an intensely smooth and chocolatey texture, with all the richness that Cadbury’s chocolates are known for. Perfect for dipping and making ganache, coat your treats in this for a Heavenly delight!  Cadbury’s Milk Chocolate Baking Chocolate is made using real cocoa solids, ensuring you get rich chocolatey flavour, velvety smooth texture and a high gloss finish to all your desserts.It contains milk chocolate with 26% cocoa solids and milk solids with a minimum of 24%.
Since Cadbury is a well known chocolate brand, you can easily get it at any grocery store. 

8. Vochelle Chocolate 

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Vochelle chocolates are passionately made with an absolute commitment to quality, blended with the aromatic, exuberant goodness of 100% premium quality cocoa butter with the finest ingredients from around the world to produce gold-standard and palate-pleasing chocolate creations with only the richest, most exquisite flavours.
It has various types of Vochelle chocolate such as milk chocolate with different types of nuts, fruits & nuts, mint, pure creamy milk chocolate, dark chocolate with different types of berries and nuts and milk flavoured. There are so many choices to pick and you can play around with them in your baking or desserts.

9. Whittaker’s

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Whittaker’s passion for making the very best chocolate knows no bounds that is made in New Zealand. That’s why the premium cocoa in this Creamy Milk Chocolate is refined five times. A premium quality milk chocolate made with 30% whole milk and the finest batch of roasted west African cocoa beans. Whittaker is famous for their quality chocolate for 100 years.
It has various flavours and the packaging shows different cacao and cocoa percentage makes it easier for bakers to pick which type of chocolate that you would use in your baking. You can find Whiitaker’s chocolate in any grocery store by saving your time going to the bakery supply store instead.

10. Hands Off My Chocolate Belgium Choc

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The most powerful of all! With only 11% sugar, but still the most delicious dark chocolate with 85% cocoa. And it’s also vegan! Hands Off My Chocolate Double Dark 70% Cocoa Bar 100G is a delicious Belgian chocolate drop bar, the first of its kind in the world! Double Dark consists of 70% of pure dark joy, yet mild enough to be extremely desirable. That’s why they created the best, sustainable, Belgian chocolate that is too delicious to share with anyone, but yourself. Up your game by using this chocolate into your baking into a more premium quality dessert!

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11. Royal de dolton chocolate (dark chocolate sea salt)

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HALAL Certified Product Made in Malaysia Luxury chocolate made exclusively with the finest quality of Ghana cocoa beans. Dark Chocolate Bar with Sea Salt Bits is a sugar free dark chocolate and it’ll give that bitter rich chocolate and a slight salt taste. It is suitable for cold desserts like mousse, cremeux, ganache, chocolate truffles so that you can get the pure chocolate taste from Royal De Dolton Chocolate.

Main Ingredients: Milk powder, Cocoa butter, Cocoa powder Flavour/Type: Sea Salt Dark Chocolate

12. Ritter Sport Cocoa Mousse

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Ritter Sport chocolate is a famous German chocolate and if you can’t believe your eyes when you see the extra large pieces of our Cocoa Mousse bar, you’ll just have to trust in your taste. The lightly whipped cocoa mousse blends harmoniously with the hints of honey and caramel in our Alpine milk chocolate. In other words, a treat for the eye that melts on the tongue. It is suitable for gifts and snacking but you can use it in your desserts. I wouldn’t recommend you to use it in your baking because you wouldn’t want to destroy the delicious cocoa creme in this Ritter Sport Cocoa Mousse Chocolate when it bakes. So use it in cold desserts to give an extra creamy mouthfeel to your dessert.

13. Benns Ethicoa (sungai Ruan)

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Our Sungai Ruan beans are sourced in Malaysia from the Koh family. With more than 30 years of Cacao farming experience, they dedicate their time to growing, fermenting and drying – perfecting cacao processing. Chocolate made from their estate is known to have a unique fruity taste due to the abundance of fruit plantations surrounding it. Benns Ethicoa chocolate products that are natural, halal-certified, vegan and gluten-free, with cacao nibs, cocoa butter and unrefined cane sugar combining to produce 72 percent dark chocolate.

Benns Ethicoa made with ethically sourced cacao from 6 Asian origins – (Anaimalai, Calinan, Chemor, Panchor, Sungai Ruan, Vung Tau)
These milk and dark chocolate buttons melt beautifully and can be added to bonbon & pastry ganaches, mousse, sauces, ice cream/sorbets, chocolate drink and baked goods.

14. Morinaga Dars Dark Chocolate

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Discover how tasty Japanese chocolate can be with Morinaga’s Dars Dark Chocolate. A favourite among the Japanese, this charming and resealable box contains twelve pieces of flavoursome, bittersweet dark chocolate, already separated to allow for easy sharing. Distribute among your friends and coworkers, or keep for yourself for snacking on throughout the day. The dark is made with a strong cocoa flavor combined with a refreshing aftertaste. You can use it in your baking for that strong cocoa flavor that brings out the chocolate taste in your baking goods. 

15. KitKat

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KitKat Chocolatory is the ultimate KitKat Break Experience offering products with unique premium flavours, personalized and customized, digitally shareable. KitKat is the first global confectionery brand to be sourced from 100% sustainable cocoa. You might wonder what KitKat does in baking? Well, you can use it in many ways. You can make a kitkat cake using KitKat bars or even a base for mousse cake or cheesecake. Even in cookies as well, just chop Kitkat Bars in small bite size and fold into your cookie dough and there you go, a KitKat cookie. You can also do a mousse or cheesecake made out of KitKat, just chop KitKat bars into fine bits and fold into your mousse or cheesecake batter then you’ll get a KitKat cake!

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