Cocoa butter is probably the best-known for its presence in body and face lotions, but it is also used in cooking. Cocoa butter has a strong cocoa flavor and aroma and is considered a vegetable fat. Despite the use of the word "butter" in its name, it is vegan and dairy-free. Cocoa butter is pale yellow in color and sold as a solid; melt it before cooking. It is used to make white chocolate and other chocolate bars, which gives confectionery a smooth and silky mouth feel, alsod ue to its texture and long shelf life, cocoa butter is also used as an ingredient in skin care products.