Santa Barbara Chocolate Bulk White Chocolate is made using Pure Pressed Prime Grade AA Cocoa Butter, the highest quality cocoa butter available on the market. This level of purity is not common in the chocolate industry due to the manufacturing cost.
Cocoa butter is a pale-yellow, edible cacao fat obtained from cocoa beans. The butter has a mild chocolate flavor and aroma. It is most commonly used in the manufacture of high quality chocolate confections, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. Given the fat stability and melting characteristics, cocoa butter is fundamental in confectionery work as it remains solid at room temperature and melts just below body temperature. Cocoa Butter is superior to shea butter. Shea butter comes from arid regions and is extracted from a scrubby bush using chemicals while cocoa butter comes from the rainforest and is extracted using cold process pressing. Cocoa butter is safe for consumption and is a high quality fat that is considered perfect for cooking and chocolate making. Pure cocoa butter is the secret ingredient in real white chocolate and this is why real white chocolate tastes rich.
Santa Barbara Chocolate Bulk White Chips are made with Pure Pressed Prime Grade AA Cocoa Butter, the highest quality cocoa butter available on the market. This level of purity is not common in the chocolate industry due to the manufacturing cost.