White chocolate in Perth
Fremantle Chocolate’s ultimate white chocolate guide
At Fremantle Chocolate, we love all kinds of chocolate, and that includes white chocolate! Although white chocolate may not contain the rich colour and flavour of milk and dark chocolate, we still love white chocolate at our Fremantle Chocolate factory due to its unique taste. We handmake our white chocolate in Perth!
Have you ever wondered what white chocolate is or if white chocolate is even chocolate? If you have, keep reading! This blog will discuss white chocolate and the difference between different chocolate and white chocolate. We also discuss where you can find couverture white chocolate in Perth.
The history of white chocolate
The history of white chocolate is not as straightforward as you’d think. A google search will most likely reveal that Nestle was the first company to market a solid white chocolate bar commercially.
Food historian Sarah Johnson shows evidence of white chocolate mentioned in recipes as early as the 1870s.
Evidence shows Pharmacists most likely wrote recipes dated within the 1800s that mention white chocolate. A recipe book published in 1872 called “The desert book” contains a recipe created by a Boston lady that includes white chocolate as an ingredient.
The recipe has a mixture of tapioca, oatmeal, Iceland moss and flavoured with tinctures of cocoa and vanilla for the “delicate persons”. In other words, the recipe is a far stretch from the traditional recipe we all know today and presumably used for medicine.
Another book published by Henry Blakely in 1871 has a similar white chocolate recipe also. Overall, white chocolate has been mentioned in books and recipes since 1865 but not in the form we know today.
Still, Nestle has the most substantial claim for producing a solid white chocolate bar for enjoyment rather than a pharmaceutical.
If you would like to read further into Sarah Wassberg Johnson’s article, you can find it here: The Food Historian Blog.
What is white chocolate?
White chocolate has been dismissed and cast aside as real chocolate for decades, while chocolate connoisseurs favour milk and dark chocolate.
We need to know how to produce white chocolate to understand why many people refuse to call white chocolate real chocolate.
The creation of chocolate starts with cocoa beans!
The beans are harvested, fermented, and roasted. After roasting, the beans are pressed with a hydraulic press to separate the cocoa mass (a bitter concentrate of pure cocoa) and the cocoa butter.
To produce white chocolate, the cocoa mass that remains after collecting the cocoa butter will be a part of the production process, but the percentage used in white chocolate compared to milk and dark chocolate is much smaller.
What’s the difference between white, milk and dark chocolate?
Cocoa mass and cocoa butter are used in the production of milk and dark chocolate but with a higher percentage.
The mass gives the recognizable cocoa flavour and colour to milk and dark chocolate. Many chocolate connoisseurs believe that these cocoa solids are the heart and soul of chocolate; therefore, they refuse to class white chocolate as real chocolate.
Instead of cocoa mass, white chocolate includes cocoa butter, sugar, milk solids, and natural vanilla extract. Cocoa butter is the hero in giving white chocolate its creamy white colour, although there is still a small percentage of cocoa mass in the white chocolate.
On the other hand, white chocolate manufacturers have a different method of producing white chocolate. In short the process can vary between companies and countries.
Rates of cocoa mass and cocoa butter heavily depend on what chocolates, manufacturers, and countries that produce the chocolate. For example, Nestle may have different cocoa butter and cocoa solids ratios for their dark chocolate than Fremantle Chocolate.
White chocolate in Perth – What kind of white chocolate does Fremantle Chocolate have?
At Fremantle Chocolate, we love all types of chocolate due to their unique properties and flavours. We sell a range of gourmet white chocolate at our chocolate factory as we do believe that white chocolate is a part of the chocolate family! We handmake all our Chocolates in Perth.
At our Fremantle Chocolate factory, you can find gourmet white chocolate in many different styles, such as:
White chocolate couverture buttons 500g. These white buttons are prefect for melting, cooking or just enjoying as they are! The white buttons are produced in a high-grade couverture chocolate. – White Chocolate Couverture Drops/Buttons (500g) – Fremantle Chocolate (freochoc.com.au)
White chocolate couverture buttons 150g – White Chocolate Couverture Drops/Buttons (150g) – Fremantle Chocolate (freochoc.com.au)
Matcha and white chocolate bar 45g. A creamy matcha and white chocolate bar tempered into a perfect treat! Find it here – Matcha & White Chocolate 45g bar – Fremantle Chocolate (freochoc.com.au)
White chocolate bar 80g – White Chocolate 80g – Fremantle Chocolate (freochoc.com.au)
White chocolate bar 45g – White Chocolate 45g bar – Fremantle Chocolate (freochoc.com.au)
Cookies and cream gourmet deluxe box 250g. Rich chocolate biscuits crushed and folded into a creamy white chocolate. – Cookies & Cream 250g Box – Fremantle Chocolate (freochoc.com.au)
Fremantle Chocolates most popular style of white chocolate is the Cookies and cream deluxe box! The Cookies & Cream earned the spot for the product of the week! Check out our Instagram @fremantlechocolate to see previous winners or click here Fremantle Chocolate (@fremantlechocolate) • Instagram photos and videos
Fremantle Chocolate has all types of different chocolate from Ruby, milk, dark and white chocolate. Therefore, if you have been searching for white chocolate in Perth, come visit Fremantle Chocolates factory and shop located at 8/20 Sustainable way or browse the website! Feel free to follow Freo chocolates social media on Instagram and Facebook.