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Hot Cocoa or Hot Chocolate?

Consumers sometimes confuse the terms hot chocolate and hot cocoa as the same beverage, however, they are actually very different.

Hot cocoa is made from a mix of cocoa powder (sometimes in instant form), sugar and milk or water. By contrast, hot chocolate is made directly from chocolate bars (dark, semisweet or bittersweet chocolate), which already contain cocoa, sugar and cocoa butter.  The major difference between the two is the cocoa butter, which makes hot cocoa lower in fat than hot chocolate.  Caldic is partnered with Barry Callebaut to provide you with the highest quality cocoa and chocolate for all of your hot and cold chocolate beverage requirements.

Barry Callebaut is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa powder products with a continued commitment to sustainability and fair trade. 

Organic varieties are also available.
Read more about Barry Callebaut products and solutions.


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