Chocolate liquor, which is not alcohol, is the key ingredient in the production of all chocolates on the market. Therefore "Officially" white chocolate cannot be chocolate as it does not contain chocolate liquor. The key ingredients in white chocolate are cocoa butter, sugar, milk solids, lecithin and vanilla. Be on the lookout for inferior “white chocolate” as it will contain "vegetable fat"among its ingredients.
Unlike cocoa solids which are used to produce chocolate, cocoa butter does not contain caffeine. Additional benefits of cocoa butter used to produce white chocolate it's stable fat, which has a long life span without spoiling; contains several natural antioxidants giving it a shelf life of several years. Products such as soaps, moisturizers and other skin care products, are also produced using cocoa butter for its stability.