Chocolate liquor, also known as cocoa liquor and cocoa mass, is a smooth liquid form of chocolate. Like the cocoa nibs from which it is produced, it contains both cocoa solids and cocoa butter in roughly equal proportion.
It is produced by taking cocoa beans that have been fermented, dried, roasted, and separated from their shells and grinding their center, the cotyledon. The chocolate liquor can then be cooled and molded into blocks known as unsweetened baking chocolate. The liquor and blocks contain roughly 53 percent cocoa butter. Chocolate liquor contains no alcohol.