Sweets and chocolate packed full of tempting sweets and chocolate treats that are guaranteed to leave your mouth watering in anticipation. Everyone deserves a little treat every now and again, don't they? A range of yummy chocolate to help chocoholics beat their cravings. More traditional chocolate lovers will be pleased to see trusty British names such as Cadburys and Rowntrees, as well as Continental chocolatiers including Lindt and Milka. Whatever your preference, there's something here to satisfy everyone!
Candies are also called sweets in British English. It is a confection that contains sugar as the main ingredient. You must have heard the term 'Sugar Confectionary'! Chocolate, chewing gum and sugar candy, are called sweets.
Four Types of Chocolate
Types of Candy
There are three main types of chocolate — white chocolate, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate. Everyone has their favourite, go-to flavour.
There are three main types of chocolate — white chocolate, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate. Everyone has their favourite, go-to flavour. But, how much do you actually know about the different kinds of chocolate?
Chocolate liquor sometimes referred to as unsweetened chocolate, is the base of all types of chocolate. This thick, dark brown paste is created from cacao nibs, the inside of the cocoa bean.
White chocolate is easy to identify because of its cream or ivory colour. It is made by combining sugar, cocoa butter, milk, vanilla, and lecithin (an emulsifier that helps the ingredients blend together). These ingredients give white chocolate its sweet vanilla aroma.
Milk chocolate is a classic that we all know and love from childhood. With its light brown colour, creamy texture, and sweet flavour, milk chocolate is widely regarded as the most popular type of chocolate. It is made by combining chocolate liquor (cocoa solids and cocoa butter) with sugar, and milk.
Dark chocolate, with its notable deep brown colour, is the second most popular type of chocolate. It is sometimes referred to as black or semisweet chocolate and is noticeably less sweet than milk chocolate. In recent years, dark chocolate has surged in popularity thanks to a number of articles being published about its health benefits.
Bittersweet chocolate has gained a lot of traction recently as people started to learn more about cacao and cocoa percentages. This kind of chocolate, sometimes referred to as extra-dark chocolate, rose to popularity when people began claiming that you should eat dark chocolate with a cocoa content of 70% or more, in order to get the most health benefits.
Cocoa powder is created when chocolate liquor is separated under high pressure, and the resulting cocoa solids are crushed into a powder. Unsweetened cocoa powder is essentially 100% cocoa. There are two types of cocoa powder, natural cocoa and dutch-processed cocoa. Natural cocoa is lighter brown in colour and has a strong chocolate flavour that is often acidic. Dutch cocoa is natural cocoa that has been alkalized to neutralize acidity. The dutch-process gives the cocoa powder a deep, warm colour and slightly milder flavour.
In 2017, the fourth type of chocolate, ruby chocolate was discovered by Belgian chocolate maker, Barry Callebaut. With its red-pink hue, this distinctive chocolate is noticeably different from its other chocolate counterparts. It is not coloured white chocolate, but rather a colour derived from a specific type of cacao. The ruby cocoa bean (a bean typically grown in Ecuador, Brazil, and the Ivory Coast.
Sweets include fatty desserts like cakes, brownies, cookies, ice cream and other high-fat, high-sugar treats. The group includes pies, puddings, cupcakes, doughnuts, muffins, sweet bread, candies, sugary spreads and syrups.
Candy, also called sweets or lollies, is a confection that features sugar as a principal ingredient. The category, called sugar confectionery, encompasses any sweet confection, including chocolate, chewing gum, and sugar candy.