Almond Bark?

Decorating By MacsMom Updated 7 May 2008 , 6:32pm by Tootall

MacsMom Posted 7 May 2008 , 2:23am
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Okay, this is the last lame question of the day...

I cannot find almond bark anywhere anymore! Online searches only give me the kind that have almonds in them (candy).

I prefer it because it melts quickly and smoothly to be used in cake bater for carved cakes. Does anyone know where I can find some?

Or does Mercken's work much the same? Or other brand?

Thanks or putting up with me.

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leily Posted 7 May 2008 , 2:33am
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Merken's is chocolate and they also have some that is already tempered, so you need to make sure you know what you're getting. however Merken's is a good brand.

Almost bark I can find at all my local wal-marts near the chocolate chips and other baking chips (usually on the top shelf except during christmas time)

MacsMom Posted 7 May 2008 , 2:35am
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I know!! My Wal Mart doesn't carry it -- or chocolate chips -- anymore! (Poop!)

leily Posted 7 May 2008 , 2:43am
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Originally Posted by MacsMom

I know!! My Wal Mart doesn't carry it -- or chocolate chips -- anymore! (Poop!)




Seriously no chocolate chips? That is weird

MacsMom Posted 7 May 2008 , 2:44am
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Unless it's not by the flour and sugar... I've gone back 3 times in 3 months.

chocomama Posted 7 May 2008 , 2:48am
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How do you use it in cake batter for carved cakes? What does it do?

KASCARLETT Posted 7 May 2008 , 3:10am
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I've never seen choc chips by the flour and sugar. Check in the cake mix isle.

MacsMom Posted 7 May 2008 , 2:50pm
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I must have atiny Wal Mart - the lfour and sugar ARE in the cake mix aisle icon_sad.gif

When melted chocolate is added to a cake it adds density and stability so I don't have to worry about the bottom torte of a topsy-turvy getting smooshed or other 3D cake crumbling as I slice.

The almond bark melts nice and smooth and stays pretty thin as it cools (compared to chocolate chips that thicken quickly).

KASCARLETT Posted 7 May 2008 , 5:41pm
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Originally Posted by MacsMom

I must have atiny Wal Mart - the lfour and sugar ARE in the cake mix aisle icon_sad.gif




LOL Have you asked the manager where it may be located?

MacsMom Posted 7 May 2008 , 5:51pm
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I asked an employee and she said, "By the chocolate chips."
Up and down the aisles I could not find the chocolate chips! I suppose it would be wise to ask a manager.... It used to be right above the pudding mixes, so I figured they just stopped carrying it.

LOL - thanks for trying to help!

chinadoll652003 Posted 7 May 2008 , 5:59pm
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It was by the pudding mixes. My Wal-mart doesn't carry it anymore either or their brand of chocolate chips.

I thought maybe it was just my store,but if you can't find them either wonder if they have discontinued them?

kansaswolf Posted 7 May 2008 , 6:24pm
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I can't find Wal-mart brand chocolate chips at MOST small stores... It's kinda odd, I'd think if they were gonna sell ONE brand, they'd sell THEIRS, but NOOOO...

And I've never had trouble buying almond bark before... Maybe not at WM, but at least at the local grocery store... Aldi's even, though that's not my favorite brand...

Tootall Posted 7 May 2008 , 6:32pm
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I don't know about other Wal-marts, but MY WM is bad about carrying something for a while, then being out of it for ages, then carrying it again later. I hate it! They drive me nuts! icon_lol.gif

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