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Chocolate Packaging Materials

The fact that so many people love chocolate shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone because its unique taste and texture makes it easy to enjoy. Really, what’s not to like about this sumptuous treat? For many people, when they think of cocoa, there’s a big chance that the first product that pops into their head is chocolate. 

Chocolates, the world’s most popular sweet treat, are made from roasted cocoa pods, and can be processed into liquid, paste, or solid forms. It may be used as an additional flavor in other foods, or be consumed as is, to enjoy its delicious taste, whole, and untampered. There are different materials that can be used to package these treats, but before we explore those, let’s quickly go over the types of chocolates that exist today, and some of the health benefits of consuming these dark, tasty treats. 

Types of Chocolates

While there are several types of chocolates, they can all be classified into these four groups:

Whites do not have that chocolatey taste many people love and expect from chocolates because it doesn’t contain cocoa solids, the component in chocolate that is responsible for its taste and dark color. According to the FDA, white chocolates must have at least 14% milk and 20% cocoa butter, and sugar content must not exceed 55%. 

Health Benefits of Chocolates

In the world today, most people eat chocolates because of its pleasant taste, and how good it makes you feel as you bite into it. But, unknown to many consumers, chocolates have more to offer to us than just a good feeling and a desirable taste. Although this sweet treat has been associated with several health issues, it has a few health benefits as well that we often overlook.

The following are some of the not-so-popular health benefits that consumers of this cocoa product stand to enjoy:

Additionally, in 2015, a study was published in Heart, a journal. This study examined the effect of diet on the health of 25,000 individuals, both men and woman, in the long-term. The study suggests that a daily consumption of about 100g of chocolate may be responsible for a reduced risk of stroke and heart disease. 

Types of Chocolate Packaging Materials 

Getting chocolate bar packaging right is as important as making the chocolate bars right. The shelf life of these sweets is often influenced by the type of packaging material, and the packaging style itself. The most common types of chocolate packaging materials are:


The type of material or packaging style used for chocolates may differ based on the process employed in making the sweet. Some sweet bars require a specific temperature to maintain their shape, taste, and flavor. Manufacturers put all of these into consideration before deciding which material is most suitable for their product. 

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