Food Bites pp 189-190 | Cite as

Chocolate Gone Bad

  • Richard W. Hartel
  • AnnaKate Hartel


What do chocolate, the Dogon statues from Mali, cosmetic pencils, and flowers have in common? They can all exhibit a form of bloom, which, except in flowers, is a surface blemish composed of small spots or a white haze that forms under certain conditions.


Cocoa Butter White Layer Small Spot Cocoa Bean Historic Relic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard W. Hartel
    • 1
  • AnnaKate Hartel
    • 2
  1. 1.MadisonUSA
  2. 2.MadisonUSA

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