Chocolate By Definition
Requirements for Specific Standardized Cacao Products
We travel around the world to ensure that we are providing genuine cocoa for those who want to produce quality food and desserts. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has outlined the Requirements for Specific Standardized Cacao Products. We follow the FDA guideline to provide you, our valued customer, products with high quality ingredients.
List of FDA Cocoa Product Definitions
According to the FDA, authentic chocolate and cocoa products must have a percentage of certain ingredients. Below is a list of some common cocoa products, and the ingredients that must include them.
Definition of Chocolate Liquor
Definition of Milk Chocolate
To meet the FDA standard, milk chocolate must contain at least 10% chocolate liquor and 12% milk solids. The only fats allowed in milk chocolate are those from the cocoa butter and milk. This is the most common type of chocolate used in candy and desserts.
Definition of White Chocolate
Definition of Cocoa Powder
Cocoa powder is made by grinding the cocoa bean after the shell (cocoa nibs) has been removed.
Ethically Traded Chocolate
Santa Barbara Chocolate only offers ethically traded chocolate. By following the FDA standard, we are able to provide you with products consistent with your health and happiness.
Some of our delicious delights: