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What are the ingredients in Nestle Choco Bake?

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Nestle Choco Bake contains cocoa, coconut oil, soybean oil, partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil, TBHQ and citric acid. TBHQ is the common name of tertiary butylhydroquinone, which is a preservative and stabilizer that prevents the oils from oxidizing.

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Nestle Choco Bake is a pre-melted, unsweetened chocolate-flavored product used for baking. When Choco Bake is not available, 3 tablespoons of baking cocoa mixed with 1 tablespoon of shortening can be substituted for one packet. Another home substitution is melted and cooled baking chocolate.

The recommended serving size of Nestle Choco Bake is 1/2 ounce. This serving contains 80 calories, 8 grams of fat, 4 grams of carbohydrates and 1 gram of protein. It is not a significant source of trans fats, sodium, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium or iron. There are 16 standard servings in one 8-ounce package of Choco Bake.

Because it does not meet the legal definition for chocolate in the United States, it is sold as a chocolate-flavored product. Foods labeled as chocolate cannot contain fat that does not come from cocoa butter. Because Choco Bake contains coconut, soybean and cottonseed oils, it is not chocolate by U.S. standards. Nestle does not reveal its exact formulation or cocoa content but states that Choco Bake's cocoa content is in the 40 percent range.

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