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White, Dark and Milk Chocolate – How Much Milk is in Your Favorite?

February 14, 2018

Can’t Celebrate Valentine’s Day Without Chocolate

Chances are your plans for celebrating Valentine’s Day will involve giving, receiving or consuming some kind of chocolate candy. In the week surrounding February 14th alone, more than 58 million pounds of chocolate is sold in the United States. According to research compiled by Nielsen this accounts for 5.1 percent of chocolate’s annual sales and totals over $448 million. That is a lot of chocolate!! If you’re like us, you can’t even think about chocolate without thinking about milk. In fact, milk is a key ingredient in the large majority of chocolate. How much milk depends of course on the type of chocolate!

The Chocolate Spectrum

It isn’t a surprise that milk chocolate contains a significant amount of milk. In order to be considered milk chocolate the candy must contain 12 percent or more milk. This could be milk powder, liquid milk or condensed milk. The dairy in milk chocolate gives it creamy, mouth-watering taste. White chocolate contains even more milk than milk chocolate, usually more than 14 percent! While it doesn’t actually contain any cocoa solids, white chocolate is a favorite around Valentine’s Day and is often festively dyed red or pink. Dark chocolate is made with at least 35 percent cocoa and doesn’t usually contain that much milk. The high ratio of cocoa to milk gives dark chocolate its distinct bitter flavor. We do think dark chocolate pairs very nicely with a glass of milk on the side!

Bite into a Bar with Your Love

Chocolate is seen in many forms around Valentine’s Day! From brownies to cookies to heart-shaped truffles, chocolate abounds! With all of this chocolate consumption, it got us wondering what type of chocolate you prefer? Share a picture of your Valentine’s Day Chocolate treat on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #RockviewLovesChocolate and you could win a case of our delicious chocolate milk!

Tell us, what is your dairy or non-dairy beverage of choice?? 👇🏼🥛 Our enthusiasm for weekends is only matched by our enthusiasm for chocolate milk 😋🍫🥛 It’s National Ice Cream month and we are HERE FOR IT! 🙌🏼🍦🙌🏼 Tell us, what’s your favorite flavor? Best tasting OJ around! 🍊 Nothing says Fourth of July like a patriotic pie! 🇺🇸🥧 Swipe for the most important ingredient 😉 . . . 📸 from @kingarthurflour Are your tomatoes starting to ripen on the vine already? 🌱Use your bounty for soup and elevate your recipe with dairy. From soup to bisque is a snap--a little cream makes all the difference. If your crop hasn’t come through yet, you can make a canned soup fancy the same way—just mix in milk instead of water 🍅🥛🥣 Happy National Ice-Cream month! Why not celebrate with a no-churn patriotic scoop from @itsalwaysautumnblog 😋🍦🇺🇸 That’s a good looking grocery cart 🛒 🥑🥦🥛 Thanks for sharing @ketoforclarity! Freshest taste around 👌🏼 Delivering farm fresh milk to a store near you! 🚛🚚 (Safely) snap and post a picture of one of our trucks on the road this week and we will send you a @grocery_outlet gift card! What did the buttermilk say to the refrigerator? Close the door, I’m dressing! Buttermilk dressing screams summer freshness! On a salad or as a dip, you’ll want to eat it with a spoon. 🥄(Go ahead, we won’t shame you!) Check out a tasty buttermilk recipe in our profile 😋 Want to spruce up your favorite recipes for baked goods? 🍪🥞🧁 Use Buttermilk instead of regular milk. It’s not just good for pancakes! Even if you use a box mix the buttermilk will make it special.