What Is White Chocolate Made Of?

White chocolate is simply the fat from the cacao bean (the cocoa butter) mixed with milk solids and sugar.

It contains none of those wonderful, though inauspiciously brown, cocoa-bean solids that give chocolate its unique character and rich flavor.

If you choose a white-chocolate-topped dessert to avoid chocolate’s caffeine, bear in mind that cocoa butter is a highly saturated fat. You can’t win ’em all.

To add insult to perjury, some so-called white-chocolate confections aren’t even made with cacao fat; they’re made with hydrogenated vegetable oils. Be sure to read the ingredient list on the label.