Wax In Chocolate

Sugar Work By Smashme Updated 20 Dec 2009 , 7:01am by madgeowens

Smashme Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 3:02am
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my friend has a recipe that calls for wax to be mixed in the chocolate, has any one heard of this before. and is it safe to eat wax?

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-K8memphis Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 3:20am
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Oh yeah this was done all the time 'back in the day'. I don't know it it was safe or not though. It's not done so much anymore.

I use paramont crystals now or oil or shortening or butter to loosen the chocolate so it doesn't have such a sharp crack when you bite into it.

Tiffany29 Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 3:22am
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Is it parifin wax? If so yes it is safe to eat.

JanJess Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 3:22am
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That is a really old school recipe icon_wink.gif Before the "melts" we have now, there was only the chocolate chips and the wax was used to help thin the chocolate so it's easier to work with. It's perfectly safe to do but you can also melt the chocolate and if it's a little thick, just put a little shortening (Crisco) in it to thin it.
Good Luck.

Smashme Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 3:23am
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no the girl who made it used like candle wax

Tiffany29 Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 3:34am
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Are you sure? That is not safe to eat! You may want to let her know.

madgeowens Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 4:13am
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They still sell parafin wax for making candy in specialty shops, I use it when I don't have crisco.....

madgeowens Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 4:14am
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Its usually in flake form

Smashme Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 5:25am
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thanks i'll let her know, she was using a big brick of wax, the said for candle use, or something like that

madgeowens Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 7:01am
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I use crisco most of the time, it gives the chocolate a nice shine as it thins it.

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