Chocolat riche en beurre de cacao, utilisé en pâtisserie et en confiserie.

Couverture is a term describing professional-quality coating chocolate that is extremely glossy. It usually contains a minimum of 32 percent cocoa butter, which enables it to form a much thinner shell than ordinary CONFECTIONERY COATING. Couverture is usually only found in specialty candy-making shops.

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