Dark Chocolate Vs Milk Chocolate- The Never-Ending War
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We've all been there, unsure whether to buy dark chocolate or milk chocolate in a convenience store.  

Or when we decided to go on a diet and decided to replace our favourite milk chocolates with dark chocolates. For most chocolate lovers, this has been a problem. However, some people have a clear favourite and will not even attempt to try the other. 

Before jumping to the actual part, let's have a look at who invented the chocolates that have become so important in our lives: Chocolates were invented in 1847 by Joseph Fry, who blended cacao butter with cocoa and poured it into a mould. Since then, the world has been enjoying this amazing creation, which is still the most popular sweet among both children and adults. Its charm is irresistible.  

Returning to our topic, people are constantly divided and at war over what is better; dark or milk chocolates. 

Let's see how different they are-  

Dark chocolates include between 50 and 90 percent cocoa solids, as well as sugar, milk, and cocoa butter, giving them a dark colour and bitter flavour. The bitterness and darkness of the dark chocolate you purchase will also be determined by the percentage of dark chocolate you purchase.  

Dark chocolate

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On the other hand, milk chocolate includes anywhere from 10% to 50% cocoa, the rest is made up of milk, cocoa butter, and sugar. Because there is less cocoa in this, it is significantly lighter in colour and has a very sweet flavour.  

Milk chocolate

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The majority of people prefer milk chocolate to dark chocolate because it is sweeter and has a creamier flavour.  However, there are those who do not have a sweet tooth and prefer bitter chocolates to milk chocolates. 

Dark chocolates have a rougher and drier texture than milk chocolates due to the higher cocoa content and lower butter content, making them taste a little dry and chalky. Dark chocolates also don't melt as much. Milk chocolate, on the other hand, melts easily and has a particularly soft and velvety texture due to its high butter and sugar content.  

Despite their various differences, both chocolates can be used to prepare hundreds of desserts, pastries, puddings, and other dishes. It is an essential component of practically every cuisine in the world.