Real Chocolate Vs Compound | La Brioche

Real Chocolate Vs Compound

Omar Adnan Jabri
  1. Real Chocolate
Chocolate is naturally made from cocoa beans, the most two notable ingredients in cocoa pods are caffeine and theobromine formerly known as xantheose with the chemical formula C7H8N4O2 its healthier version of caffeine and may actually provide health benefits related to cognition and the cardiovascular system.
To make chocolate we have to combine it with other ingredients such as cocoa seeds, cocoa butter, sugar, powdered milk, flavored ingredients and other additives.

Real chocolate has a better taste and mouth feel, and the cocoa butter in real chocolate melts at human body temperature giving chocolate melt quality and taste that enhances the cocoa flavor and contributes to the sensory experience of eating chocolate .Real chocolate, must be heated and cooled in a specific way in order to solidify and avoid fat bloom.
2- Compound Chocolate
Cocoa product containing vegetable fats instead of cocoa butter, such as coconut oil and palm oil. The fact is vegetable oils are cheaper than cocoa butter and much easier to work with , manufactures prefer to produce compound instead of real chocolate to reduce their costs. The alternative name for it is ( imitation ) chocolate
3- Key Difference
Price: real chocolate is more expensive.
Texture: real chocolate is smoother.
Flavor: very similar.
Work: compound is very easy to work with.
chocolatier consultant
Omar Jabri

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