View Full Version : What is the difference between cacoa and chocolate?
08-15-2006, 12:11 PM
I saw the ingredients https://www.thinkproducts.com/indexset.htm and was wondering what the difference is?
08-15-2006, 12:26 PM
The simple answer: most chocolate is processed/heated. Cacao is raw.
08-15-2006, 01:20 PM
I'm back with a little more detailed answer. The cacao bean is where chocolate comes from. Typical chocolate is then fermented and roasted, usually at high temperatures and then further processed to form cocoa. Raw cacao/chocolate is dryed at low temperatures.
08-15-2006, 01:35 PM
Yeah that gets kind of confusing, especially when you have a raw food bar that has both cacao and cocoa in them like these:
I went to a raw food restaurant in Seattle and I think they said that cacao was raw coffee beans? Maybe raw cocoa beans?
08-15-2006, 02:00 PM
Coffee comes from coffee trees. Completely different.
08-17-2006, 10:35 AM
Thanks GilmoreGirl, for your help.
I read somewhere that chocolate is cocoa minus the cocoa butter? :confused:
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