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Chocolate is made of cocoa butter, cocoa solids, and other ingredients that have been mixed together. Can you take them apart?
Chocolate after several weeks in a warm carWhat you need:
- Chocolate candy (dark works better)
- Heat your chocolate in a sunny windowsill, with a hair dryer, in a microwave, or in a low oven, until it starts to melt. (Chocolate melts fast--if it doesn't look melted, poke it to check.)
- Let it cool overnight or in the refrigerator.
- Repeat these steps until you see light brown spots or streaks. (This may take several heating attempts.)
When the chocolate heats and cools, some of the fat pushes out past the solid particles and forms into white crystals. This causes the light spots and streaks, which are known as chocolate bloom.*
*See Becket, S. T. The Science of Chocolate, 2nd Edition. The Royal Society of Chemistry: Cambridge, UK. 2008, pg 103, 109, 116-117