Written by Chisa Nagai, Grant Writing and Development

Chocolate and fruits is a great pairing that allows for endless combinations, which can be catered to different taste buds. The reason why chocolate goes well with fruits is because it can balance out acidity in fruits like oranges and kiwis, while accentuating the sweetness in fruits that might not always be so sweet, like cherries and apples. Dark chocolate pairs well with fruits that are very sweet by neutralizing the sweetness with a bitter taste. On the other end of the chocolate spectrum, white chocolate can help balance out acidic fruits with its creamy and sweet taste. Since milk chocolate falls in the middle of the chocolate spectrum, it goes well with almost all fruits. However, they pair the best with fruits that don’t necessarily need any balancing of flavors, but might need an extra sweet kick. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, here are some fruits that pair well with different kinds of chocolate for you to enjoy with your loved ones!  

Fruits that pair well with milk chocolate:

  1. Cherries
  2. Apples
  3. Kiwis

Fruits that pair well with dark chocolate:

  1. Bananas
  2. Raspberries
  3. Strawberries

Fruits that pair well with white chocolate:

  1. Blueberries
  2. Oranges
  3. Mangoes 


Daniels, E. (2016, July 10). 24 Delicious Fruit and Chocolate Pairings. Shari’s Berries. https://www.berries.com/blog/fruit-chocolate-pairings

Hillard, J. (2016, December 16). Chocolate & Fruit Pairings. Pregel America. https://pregelamerica.com/pmag/articles/chocolate-fruit-pairings/


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