White Chocolate Is NOT Chocolate!
Yes, because white chocolate has no cocoa solids from the chocolate liquor, the FDA doesn't classify it as chocolate. White chocolate is made from cocoa butter, powdered milk and sugar. It also includes milk solids, sugar, lecithin, and flavorings (usually including vanilla). Cocoa butter is the ingredient used in other chocolates so that they remain solid at room temperature yet melt easily in the mouth. Thus, white chocolate has a texture like that of chocolate but does not have the same taste. Unlike chocolate it does not contain caffeine.
Real white chocolate is rich and creamy and tastes like chocolate. In addition to the minimum 20% cocoa butter, to be called white chocolate, the product must have a minimum of 15% milk powder and a maximum of 55% sweetener.