Understanding the Label

Boxes and labels can tell you about the chocolates.

Chocolate comes in so many shapes, sizes, types and recipes that it’s tempting to try them all. First, you need to decide if you want dark, milk or white With so much variety available, figuring out what to buy can be a head-scratcher.

Luckily, the label can provide important clues as to what’s inside—once you know what the labeling means. This quick guide can help you sort it out.

Get a taste of this section:

  • Certifications: What’s the difference between fair trade and organic—and what do the other programs stand for?
  • Cacao Percentages: Does cacao percentage tell me how a chocolate will taste? 


Did You Know?
"Cacao" is how you say "cocoa" in Spanish.
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