I just learned from my favorite vegan chocolatiere that colored chocolates are just that—chocolates covered in food dye. Never again will I eat those!
Do you know those gorgeous little bonbons that have adorable pink stripes or a plaid print, or even a tiny image of a Scotty dog or bow on them? Many, if not most, high-end chocolatiers make them. It’s really fun to color the ears of your chocolate Easter bunny a pretty pink, or to make a raspberry chocolate that’s colored with tinted red cocoa butter. I’ll never make these pretty chocolates, however, because all those colors are 100% chemicals. They are sold in sheets that you press onto chocolates, or in squeeze bottles or pots, and it’s just food dye.