Question of the Day: Is dark chocolate bitter?
Quick Answer: Compared to milk chocolate, dark chocolate is bitter and unsweet. Dark chocolate has a bitter taste that ranges from mild to overly strong taste. It is often described as having a chalky-type texture as well.
How do You Take Bitterness Out of Dark Chocolate?
The best way to take bitterness out of dark chocolate is by adding sugar to it. That said, keep in mind that adding sugar changes to texture of the chocolate as well. The bitterness is cut down by sugar, whether white or brown, as well as stevia, honey or even molasses.
Does Dark Chocolate Need to Be Bitter?
Dark chocolate does not need to be bitter. If you shop around you may find dark chocolate that consists of high quality cacao beans, and is made with superior roasting and fermentation techniques. In these cases, dark chocolate may be smooth and even a bit intense, but far from the bitter dark chocolate you are familiar with.
How do You Make Bitter Dark Chocolate Sweet?
Making bitter dark chocolate sweeter isn’t hard at all. All you need to do is add a couple tablespoons of sugar to every 1 or 2 ounces of dark chocolate. Melt the dark chocolate on the stove top in a saucer, on low heat, stirring constantly and slowly stirring in the sugar.