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If Your Chocolate Looks “Dusty” This Is What It means

Written by on April 20, 2022

Turns out there’s a scientific explanation to why sometimes chocolate looks dusty and here’s the reason why!

That strange dust or powder on chocolate is called chocolate bloom. The explanation for chocolate bloom is simple food science—it happens when the fat in chocolate separates from the rest of the candy. When chocolate is left in a warm place and melts, the fat in the chocolate (also known as the cocoa butter) will separate from the rest of the ingredients as it cools and reforms. Then, as the fat rises to the surface, it creates that white, dusty film.

In a similar process known as sugar chocolate bloom, the sugar will crystallize due to excess moisture. When that happens, you’ll typically see a speckled appearance on top of the chocolate bar.

The short answer is yes, it’s safe. The taste may end up a little off, but it’s edible nonetheless. If you’re uneasy about eating bloomed chocolate but don’t want to waste the chocolate, use it for baking.

So yes its still safe to eat .

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