Happy White Chocolate Day!

Today, September 23rd is National White Chocolate Day.  Despite not being a holiday in the sense that it is observed or traditionally recognized as one, this doesn’t limit the endless ways you can have fun today.

White chocolate is a fairly new confectionery that although was introduced shortly after World War 1 in Switzerland, did not become popular here in the US until around 1993.   Since white chocolate does not contain cocoa solids, it is technically not considered a chocolate by definition.  White chocolate is an ivory-colored, rich and creamy confection of cocoa butter, sugar and milk.

The FDA established rules for labeling white chocolate which went into effect on January 1, 2004.  The rule states that any product labeled and marketed as white chocolate must contain 20% cocoa fat at minimum,  14% milk solids and 3.5% milk fat.  It also cannot contain more than 55% sugar.

Lindt’s white chocolate products vary and from our Lindt Swiss Classic White Chocolate bar, to our Lindor White Chocolate truffles, everyone is sure to find white chocolate worth devouring.  Some of our unique white chocolate products include Stracciatella which combines white chocolate and cocoa nibs.  Lindt offers Stracciatella in truffle, bar, and praline form.

Share with Us: Do you enjoy white chocolate? 

  • http://Facebook Lenore

    My birthday is December 19th. I would like my Chocolate then. But until I settle for the Milk Chocolate.

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