Bittersweet Chocolate is very dark, with high chocolate liquor content, but ideally maintains a well-balanced flavor of strong chocolate and pleasant sweetness. Bittersweet Chocolate is a blend of chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, a minimal amount of sugar, and usually vanilla and lecithin. If desired, semisweet and bittersweet chocolates can be substituted for one another in recipes with little difference noted. Bittersweet Chocolate is used in all sorts of chocolate confections and desserts, and is great eaten out of hand. Due to its high cocoa content, bittersweet chocolate can be kept for years if stored in the correct conditions. For those that love the taste of chocolate, bittersweet cannot be beat.