How to Choose the Right Chocolate for Candy Making
Chocolate is one of the world's favorite foods. Because chocolate is so beloved and there is so much you can do with it, more people are learning how to make their own confections. If you are interested in doing this, then you need chocolate that is specifically meant for candy making.
Making Your Own Chocolate Candy Is a Highly Rewarding Experience
This amazing delicacy, which is derived from the seed of the cacao tree, has been an extremely important food for thousands of years. People love chocolate, not only because of its intoxicating flavor and the way it melts in your mouth but also because of the way that the compounds in chocolate affect the brain. It activates the parts of the brain that feel pleasure, causing you to feel good and experience a sort of “high.” The chocolate looks beautiful and also pairs well with a large variety of flavors, meaning there is almost infinite creative potential for anyone who wants to make their own candies.
What Is the Right Kind Chocolate for Candy Making?
When you are interested in making your own chocolates, be very careful about which chocolate you buy for candy making. Many of the candy making chocolate out there is not real chocolate at all and has an inferior flavor. This is not what you want for your professional candies at all. There are so many kinds of chocolate out there, and it is highly important that you get the right one. Chocolate for candy making should have a high percentage of cocoa butter and cocoa solids. It will have a shiny, smooth and clear finish after it has been tempered. After it has cooled and hardened into the desired shape, it will have a pleasing snap and a breathtakingly smooth, melty texture in the mouth.
Not sure you want to temper your own chocolate?
Can't blame you! It's certainly an art and takes time to perfect. The alternative to chocolate for candy making is using a chocolate coating. A chocolate coating uses oil – like palm kernel oil for its fat content. Once cooled off, it produces a hard, crispy surface with a beautiful glossy shine. We have a huge variety of chocolate coatings that can be poured into any mold, cooled and pop out into little chunks of heaven in whatever shape you want! These also make it easy to make truffles. Just drop a little cream or mousse filling in the center and cover with the coating again.
At Lynn's we have 47 flavors of melting chocolate and many more flavors and varieties of chocolate for candy making. Call us at 763-784-2186 to learn more or shop our inventory online!