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Hi, I'm doing research on chocolate bars. need help.

I'm doing research on chocolates with hydrogenated fats. I'm doing some experiments, but I can't make it very hard like the compound chocolates on market. please, how do I make a compound chocolate that is hard enough. thanks.

asked by Tanlinac over 1 year ago

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BerryBaby
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added over 1 year ago

Have you tried doing a search online? I honestly have no idea, but it sounds like an interesting project. Good luck! BB

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Tanlinac
added over 1 year ago

all I can see online is about cocoa butter. I managed to get the right texture through tempering with cocoa butter. But I don't know if cocoa butter is replaced by hydrogenated fat. I managed to make some snappy chocolates but when they're just in 15 to 16 degree centigrade. when the temperature go up to 20 to 25 it becomes softer.

Nancy
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added over 1 year ago

Or search in a library for food chemistry texts.

Nancy
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added over 1 year ago

Or consult your extension service (if you live in an American county with such a thing).

Tanlinac
added over 1 year ago

Well I tried, but no luck on chemistry books, nothing says about the techniques on processing hydrogenated fats.

Nancy
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added over 1 year ago

Last suggestion, chocolate makers in your area to consult?

Tanlinac
added over 1 year ago

Truth is, the only chocolate makers here is those big manufacturing companies.

HalfPint
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added over 1 year ago

There appears to be a book called Fats in Food Technology which has a 'recipe' for making compound chocolate with alternative trans fats (their words, not mine). Here's a link, https://books.google.com...

From what I could figure out from the small extract of the book, compound chocolate is made by substituting another fat for the cocoa butter in the chocolate. It makes for a harder and cheaper chocolate confection. Hope this helps your research.

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HalfPint
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added over 1 year ago

Also found this helpful guide to compound chocolate which specifies what alternative fats to use in place of the cocoa butter.

https://www.sephra.com...

Tanlinac
added over 1 year ago

hey thanks, I'll look on those. I give you an update on my reseach.