5 responses

  1. Esther McLean
    March 31, 2018

    I always thought chocolate was higher in antioxidants than cocoa!


  2. P
    March 17, 2019

    Thankyou for the elaborate yet crisp explanation and differentiation


  3. P
    March 17, 2019

    Thankyou for the elaborate yet crisp explanation and differentiation.


  4. Erica Joseph
    September 19, 2019

    Cocoa and chocolate both are the by-products of Cocoa tree. Chocolate contains more amount of sugar than cocoa powder.


  5. Ralph
    October 8, 2019

    While I love your distinctions and terminology, I disagree about the assignment. I see no formal definition in standard dictionarys, so here is my proposal. Since the ‘cacao’ plant is complete, with the beans providing the raw materials for both products, I would logically associate the term ‘cocoa’ with the item that contains both products (powder & butter). I have made cocoa from the (using your terminology) ‘paste’ (which is typically relatively dry to the touch and has to be grated to make a powder), and end up with a delightfully rich product (additionally flavored with cinnamon, adorned with milk or cream, and sweetened with sugar) where one can see the butter grace the top of the beverage. I understand that since descriptions of ‘cocoa butter’ refer to a product that is removed from the cacao beans; my ‘paste’ may have a completely different name. But, apart from that, I would propose that the word ‘chocolate’ describes any of the more processed byproducts of the cacao bean paste.
    Bon Appetit!


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