Milk Chocolate Couverture


When it comes to chocolate couverture, shape matters, which is why we decided to shape ours as a tab - it allows the chocolate to release flavor through melting in a special way. It also enhances the tasting experience much better than chocolate chips. They are perfect not only for eating on the go but also as an inclusion in cookies, ice cream, trail mix and more.

Due to the wild harvested, rare, exotic pure cacao that we use in the Santa Barbara Milk Chocolate Couverte, the product has a rich flavor. The chocolate appears on the market through a co-operative, which ensures a fair market and sustainable local development for the farmers responsible for growing the rare coca and investing back into the local area to ensure its long-term sustainable future.

The Milk Chocolate Couverture is made of real chocolate. Contrary to compound chocolate, which is made with palm butter, real chocolate is made with cocoa butter. While it means that it does require tempering, the taste difference between the two is definitely worth the effort. What’s more, pure cocoa butter, which we use in all of our chocolates, has certain antioxidants and offers healthy fatty acids (e.g. palmitic acid).

The Milk Chocolate Couverture is sold in bags (3 lb) and cases (22 lb).



Milk Chocolate Couverture

~1,000 tabs per pound



Sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, unsweetened chocolate, nonfat dry milk, milkfat, soy lecithin, natural vanilla extract.

Country of Origin
Unites States
Allergen Information
Contains: milk and soy.
Chemical Limits Method
Moisture ≤ 1% IOCCC1(1952)
Total fat content 32.4 - 35.4% IOCCC14(1972)
Physical Limits Method
Viscosity B 40C-S27-20RPM 4,250.0 - 5,750.0 cP Internal Method
Viscosity B 40C-S27-20RPM 57.8 - 78.2 °MM Internal Method
Viscosity 40C-S27-20RPM 17.0 - 25.0 Internal Method


15.0 - 25.0 µm Internal Method
Microbiological Limits Method
Total plate count (CC) ≤ 5,000/g ISO4833
Yeasts ≤ 50/g ISO7954
Molds ≤ 50/g ISO7954
Enterobacteriaceae ≤ 10/g ISO21528-2
Coliforms ≤ 10/g ISO4832
E. coli Absent/g ISO16649-2
Salmonella Absent/25 g ISO6579
Recommended Storing Conditions
54 - 68°F; relative humidity ≤ 70%, in odor free atmosphere.
Shelf Life
Best used within 18 months.
Nutritional Information on Average for 3.53 oz (100 g)
Calories 534 kcal Calories from fat 298 kcal
Calories 2,233 kJ    
Total protein 7.6 g Milk protein 6.2 g
Protein (DV) 15.2%    
Total carbohydrates 55.7 g Sugars (mono + disaccharides) 51.5 g
Total carbohydrates (DV) 18.6%  Polyols 0.0 g
    Polydextrose 0.00 g
    Starch 0.6 g
Total fat  g Saturated fatty acid 20.4 g
Total fat (DV) % Saturated fatty acid (DV) 102.2%
    Mono unsaturated fatty acid 10.8 g
    Poly unsaturated fatty acid 1.2 g
    Trans fatty acid (TFA) total 0.2 g
    Cholesterol 20.8 mg
    Cholesterol (DV) 6.9%
Organic acids 0.58 g Dietary fiber 2.2 g
    Dietary fiber (DV) 8.9%
Total alkaloids 0.14 g Alcohol 0.00 g
Poly hydroxyphenols 0.35 g Vitamin A - Retinol 29.412 µg
    Vitamin A (DV) 2.0%
    Vitamin A (IU) 98
    Provitamin A - Beta-Caotene 2.621 µg
Vitamin B1 - Thiamin 0.112 mg Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin 0.333 mg
Vitamin B1 (DV) 7.5% Vitamin B2 (DV) 19.6%
Vitamin B3/PP - Niacin/Nicotin 0.650 mg Vitamin B5 - Pantoic Acid 0.659 mg
Vitamin B3 (DV) 3.3% Vitamin B5 (DV) 6.6%
Vitamin B6 - Pyridoxin 0.076 mg Vitamin B12 - Cyano-Cobalamine 0.647 µg
Vitamin B6 (DV) 3.8% Vitamin B12 (DV) 10.8%
Vitamin D - Calciferol 2.178 µg Vitamin E - Alpha-Tocopherol 2.075 mg
Vitamin D (DV) 21.8% Vitamin E (DV) 6.9%
Vitamin D (IU) 3 Vitamin E (IU) 3
Vitamin H - Biotin 0.001 mg Vitamin M - Folic Acid 10.233 µg
Vitamin H (DV) 0.3% Vitamin M (DV) 2.6%
Sodium 81.7 mg Vitamin C - L-Asorbic Acid 1.453 mg
Sodium (DV) 3.4% Vitamin C (DV) 2.4%
Phosphorus 213.7 mg Calcium 211.1 mg
Phosphorus (DV) 26.7% Calcium (DV) 21.1%
Iron 2.64 mg Magnesium 54.0 mg
Iron (DV) 14.6% Magnesium (DV) 13.5%
Zinc 1.20 mg Iodine 0.00 µg
Zinc (DV) 14.6% Iodine (DV) 0.0%
Chloride 177.22 mg Potassium 413.9 mg
Ash content 1.71 g Potassium (DV) 11.8%

*Nutrient content information is indicative of composition but not intended as definitive or complete. It is not intended for use in determining specific nutrient labeling values in finished products containing this ingredient as the responsibility for determining label information lies with the finished product manufacturer. Organic matter such as contained in products of this nature is subject to variation in nutritional composition. We disclaim any and all warranties, whether express or implied, including the implied warranty of merchantability. Our responsibility for claims arising from breach of warranty, negligence or any other cause shall not include consequential, special or incidental damages, even if we have been made aware of the possibility of such damages, and is limited to the purchase price of the product. None of the statements made herein shall be construed as a grant, either express or implied, of any license under any patent held by Santa Barbara Chocolate or other parties. 

Milk Chocolate Couverture Tabs by Santa Barbara Chocolate are the best tasting and easiest to melt chocolate available. Easy to temper our new chocolate shape introduces many options. The Tabs simply taste better. Use them as inclusions in granola cereal or ice cream. They work like chocolate chunks in cookies and brownies. Milk chocolate couverture has an extra amount of cocoa butter.

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