FCIA Fine Chocolate Glossary

Fine Chocolate Glossary


Chocolate is a food made with roasted and refined cacao beans with sugar and other ingredients.

In all cases, a chocolate must contain the fat View Entry

Chocolate Bar

A chocolate bar is a solid, shaped product containing chocolate made with some or all of the following: cocoa solids, cocoa butter, sugar, and milk. View Entry

Chocolate Confection

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Chocolate Liquor

Cocoa nib which is finely ground. Like chocolate, it is solid at room temperature but liquid above 35°C.

Source: The Science of Chocolate (2008)

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Chocolate Maker

At the broadest level, any person or entity that transforms dry cacao into chocolate, regardless of method or volume.

Making chocolate involves several transformative steps, View Entry