Release / Separation Marks

Juliana Desmond
@juliana-desmond
05/05/17 06:28:25PM
6 posts

Hello,

I am making molded chocolate bars and keep having the same problem. These bars are not turning out smooth and shiny. I wonder if they are cooling too quick? These test batches are pure chocolate and not medicated. I wonder is the size 6"× 3" too big for an even temper? I hope its not the molds, because I just had these custom made thermoformed with our logo. Is it cooling too quick? I am tempering the chocolate but not sure the best way to cool it. I have always just cooled chocolate in a regular refrigerator, but I was also working with smaller molds.

I would really appreciate any help or feedback please.

Thank you! Juliana

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Kerry
@kerry
05/06/17 10:42:32PM
288 posts

Thinish thermoformed molds like these with large smooth surfaces often have issues with release marks. 

Some discussion -https://forums.egullet.org/topic/98208-chocolate-molding/#comment-1645176

A bit more discussion -https://forums.egullet.org/topic/56184-chocolates-with-that-showroom-finish-2004-2011/?do=findComment&comment=1524966

Here's some further discussion you might find interesting -https://forums.egullet.org/topic/124257-polishing-chocolate/#comment-1670612




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