Quick Answer: What’s The Difference Between Semi Sweet Chocolate And Dark Chocolate?

Semisweet and bittersweet are terms for dark chocolate traditionally used in the United States to indicate the amount of added sugar.

Typically, bittersweet chocolate has less sugar than semisweet chocolate, but the two are interchangeable when baking.

Can I substitute dark chocolate for semi sweet chocolate?

The short answer is that it is perfectly fine to substitute one type of chocolate chips for another in a recipe that calls for them. Semisweet chocolates are not typically very sweet, but they are sweeter, not as intensely flavored and lack the bitter notes that some “ultra-dark” chocolates have.2 Feb 2012

Is semi sweet chocolate the same as dark chocolate?

Semi-sweet chocolate does not contain any milk ingredients. It is made up of dark chocolate and sugar. Chocolate chips are made with less cocoa butter (or cocoa fat) than some other types of chocolate. This is so they hold their shape and do not melt as easily.

Does semi sweet chocolate go bad?

Having it go rancid would be cause to throw it out–but chocolate is very hardy, and resists rancidity–so if it tastes fine, it is still usable. After two years, you are quite likely to have experienced bloom. The chips will look like they have a white coating, and may feel gritty.27 Apr 2013

What percentage of chocolate is semi sweet?

60%