I have a customer who wants a dark chocolate icing. She does not like the taste of fondant. Does Chocopan taste any better.
Choco Pan tastes great, but so does chocolate Satin Ice. Both taste & smell like tootsie rolls. The chocolate Satin Ice is cheaper.
I find Choco Pan very hard to work with, especially in warm weather. If your cake and icing undercoat aren't perfectly perfect, Choco Pan seems to magnify every flaw. Warm hands leave obvious dents & fingerprints. I don't have these problems with Satin Ice.
I roll my chocolate Satin Ice on a bit of crisco on vinyl or silicone and have no problems with it at all.
I'll tell you, I really wanted to like Choco Pan, but I can't imagine working with it on a cake of any size.
I bought both Choco Pan and Santin Ice for a recent cake. Had a terrible time working with the Choco Pan, but the Satin Ice worked great and was more in my budget.