Compound Chocolate, by definition, is NOT a Chocolate. It is called ‘imitation chocolate’. Pure chocolates necessarily have ‘cocoa butter’, whereas the ‘imitation chocolates’ use fractionated vegetable oils to replace ‘cocoa butter’. Majority brownies, cakes, cookies ice-cream coatings, or chips in biscuits, or the center-fillings in biscuits n candies… are compound chocolate.
Dark compound chocolates are generally, solid chocolate made from cocoa mass, vegetable fat and sugar without milk powder added to it. It has some kind of emulsifier (usually soy lecithin) and natural vanilla. It is the best alternative for dark chocolate with smooth and creamy texture.