White chocolate can be divisive. While some people love the sweet, rich flavor of white chocolate, others find it to be simply too sweet and plain. However, many people who think they don’t like white chocolate haven’t tried the real thing. Many products labeled as white chocolate do not contain any cocoa butter at all. Instead, they are filled with palm oil, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial flavoring. Real white chocolate is made from cocoa butter, organic milk, cane sugar, and real vanilla. While it is still much sweeter than dark chocolate, it offers a unique depth of flavor that pairs exceptionally well with the following foods. 

Tart Berries

Because white chocolate is so sweet, it pairs well with the bright flavors of tart berries like early season blueberries, raspberries, cranberries, and blackberries. It can also be enhanced by lemon and lime. For example, a lemon pound cake with a white chocolate drizzle can offer the perfect balance of tartness and sweetness. 

Salted Nuts

Pairing white chocolate with salty foods offers a flavor profile similar to salted caramel. Salted nuts like macadamia nuts and cashews pair particularly well with white chocolate. This flavor combination is well represented in white chocolate macadamia nut cookies


Matcha is a variety of green tea that has a slightly bitter, vegetal, almost nutty flavor. It is the perfect beverage to sip on while enjoying white chocolate, and it can be enjoyed hot or iced. 

Warm Spices 

Because white chocolate does not have the same extensive profile of tasting notes as dark and milk chocolate due to the absence of cocoa solids, it does benefit from pairing with stronger flavors. Warm spices like cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg are delicious alongside white chocolate. A small pinch of any of these spices in your favorite baked goods containing white chocolate can elevate your recipe and leave you wanting more. 

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