Last Updated: May 1, 2023 @ 11:09 am.

What's the best white chocolate? To find out, we had the tough job of tasting 14 brands of white chocolate in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles (bars, chips, truffles, sauce and more). Which have the best overall taste? Are the best chips for baking? What about white chocolate truffles? Here are the ones we thought were the best.

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A Brief History Of White Chocolate—And Our Taste Tests!

White chocolate is much like regular chocolate with one major difference—it lacks the cocoa solids that give chocolate that, well, chocolate color. White chocolate still has cocoa butter, milk solids and sugar . . . which provide that pleasant mouthfeel.

To be called white chocolate, according to the Food and Drug administration, chocolate must have at least 20% cocoa butter. There’s no requirement that white chocolate have any cacao nibs, however. (The nibs have the distinctive chocolate taste and fragrance).

Leaving aside the endless debate of whether white chocolate is really chocolate, let’s look at the history of this confection.

According to the Washington Post, white chocolate’s first commercial production is credited to Nestle in 1936 in Switzerland. “The story is that it was a way to use up excess milk powder that had been produced for troops in World War I and was no longer in demand.”

To find the best white chocolate, we did blind taste tests (sure, a tough job, but someone had to do it). We looked at a wide spectrum of white chocolate to find the best bets in several areas. Here are the winners:

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Best White Chocolate Chips

Also great in trail mix
Loved the mix of flavors in these chips, which are excellent for use in cookies. There are notes of vanilla (thanks to vanilla extract), which added to overall sweetness.
$4.49 ($0.37 / Ounce)

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Best White Chocolate Candy

Creamy, smooth texture
We tried several white chocolate candy bars before deciding this one had the best flavor—so delicious, so tasty!

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Best White Chocolate Truffles

Simply delicious
Wow! Can't decide which was best here: was it the outer white chocolate candy shell? Or the inner melty center? Very smooth and creamy.
$22.95 ($0.90 / Ounce)

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Best White Chocolate Sauce

Great in coffee
Not too sweet, this white chocolate sauce impressed us with its sweet, rich flavor. Caveat: once opened, you should use up all the sauce quickly to prevent spoilage.
$19.99 ($0.31 / Fl Oz)

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