chocolate liquor

noun

: a paste of ground cocoa nibs that is created as part of the process of manufacturing chocolate
When chocolate makers grind shelled cacao beans, known as nibs, to create the thick paste called chocolate liquor, this paste contains both cocoa solids and cocoa butter.Lisa McManus, Cook's Illustrated, January 2008
Look for products that list cocoa or chocolate liquor—and not sugar—as the first ingredient.Robert Davis, Washington Post, 7 Feb. 2012

Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chocolate liquor was in 1882

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“Chocolate liquor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chocolate%20liquor. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

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