un·​sweet·​ened ˌən-ˈswē-tᵊnd How to pronounce unsweetened (audio)
: not containing added sugar : not sweetened
unsweetened baking chocolate

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This powder comes in a choice of flavors, including chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, and unsweetened. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 23 Dec. 2022 With tomato sauce, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper. Bhg Test Kitchen, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Feb. 2023 This dairy-free, gluten-free, flavorless, unsweetened powder is a simple approach for vegans and vegetarians to boost their protein intake. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 23 Dec. 2022 Just a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder adds surprising depth and complexity —without making the dish taste like chocolate. Christopher Kimball, USA TODAY, 8 Feb. 2023 Five to six tablespoons of Coke give the butter, powdered sugar, and unsweetened cocoa base a more complex, fudgy flavor that's hard to find in a pre-made icing. Betsy Cribb, Southern Living, 4 May 2021 Then add some extra protein power by choosing from whey, casein, soy, pea, or rice powders - try an unsweetened variety to keep it healthy. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 28 Feb. 2023 Originally unsweetened, these thin, crisp sheets were stamped with religious imagery and eaten during Christian communion. Joan Bailey, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 Feb. 2023 Also, choose unsweetened dairy products, like plain low-fat yogurt. Anthea Levi, Health, 27 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unsweetened was circa 1775

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“Unsweetened.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsweetened. Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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