Why does chocolate get that white film on it?

You know how when you were a kid, you'd sometimes find some old, forgotten halloween chocolate? But the chocolate would look a little white, and if you risked eating it, it would taste weird? Well we're not ashamed to say we've experienced this even as adults, but this time we're taking a close look at this strange mystery. Why does it happen? How long does it take? Why does it affect both the look and the taste? Let's find out.

#093 - Chocolate Part 2 of 3

You know how when you were a kid, you'd sometimes find some old, forgotten halloween chocolate? But the chocolate would look a little white, and if you risked eating it, it would taste weird? Well we're not ashamed to say we've experienced this even as adults, but this time we're taking a close look at this strange mystery. Why does it happen? How long does it take? Why does it affect both the look and the taste? Let's find out.

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References from this episode
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  2. https://cen.acs.org/articles/93/i20/Unwelcome-Fat-Blooms-Chocolate.html
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  14. https://cen.acs.org/articles/95/i7/whats-chocolate-and-how-does-its-chemistry-inspire-such-cravings.html
  15. https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/acs-webinars/culinary-chemistry/chocolate-chem.html







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