|Alternative name(s)||Cocoa liquor|
|Main ingredient(s)||Cocoa beans|
Chocolate liquor (cocoa liquor) is pure cocoa mass in liquid form. Like the cocoa beans (nibs) from which it is produced, it contains both cocoa solids and cocoa butter in roughly equal proportion.
It is produced from cocoa beans that have been fermented, dried, roasted, and separated from their skins. The beans are ground into cocoa mass (cocoa paste). The mass is melted to become the liquor, and the liquor is either separated into cocoa solids and cocoa butter, or cooled and molded into blocks known as unsweetened baking chocolate (bitter chocolate).
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