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Chocolate, semi-sweet

What is semi-sweet chocolate? About the ingredient semi-sweet chocolate. Including 987 recipes with semi-sweet chocolate, nutrition data, and where to find it.


Semi-sweet chocolate is a chocolate which has a level of sweetness that falls between sweet milk chocolate and bitter-sweet chocolate.

Most people know semi-sweet chocolate as dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is chocolate that does not contain milk solids, for example extra-bittersweet, bittersweet, and semi-sweet chocolate.

Semi-sweet and bittersweet chocolates contain cocoa liquor, sugar, cocoa butter, vanilla, and sometimes soy lecithin (which acts as an emulsifier).

The quality and blends of cocoa beans, amount and quality of the added ingredients, and the processing determines the quality of the chocolate.

Each brand has its own special formula and method of processing.

Bittersweet and semi-sweet chocolates contain at least 35% chocolate liquor in North America and 43% in Britain.

The best chocolates can contain up to 70% chocolate liquor. The higher the content of chocolate liquor, the more rich and flavoursome the chocolate.

Bittersweet chocolate generally has a stronger chocolate flavour than milk chocolate or sweet chocolate. Semi-sweet chocolate generally contains more sugar than bittersweet chocolate.

Semi-sweet chocolate will keep for several years, if well wrapped and stored in a cool dry place with good air circulation.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup chips (6 oz package) (168g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 804Calories from Fat 453
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 50.4g 78%
Saturated Fat 29.8g 149%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 18mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 106.0g 35%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 91.6
Protein 7.1g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 5% Iron 29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Semi-sweet chocolate is usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Chocolate, semi-sweet is a member of the Sweets USDA nutritional food group.

How much does semi-sweet chocolate weigh?

measure grams
1 cup chips (6 oz package) 168
1 cup large chips 182
1 cup mini chips 173
1 oz (approx 60 pcs) 28

In Chinese:巧克力(半甜)
British (UK) term: Chocolate, semi-sweet
en français:chocolat mi-sucré
en español:chocolate semi-dulce

Recipes using semi-sweet chocolate

There are 994 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Black Magic Cake

All 994 semi-sweet chocolate recipes


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