Identifying Chocolates

Lounge By LouisNutri Updated 1 Oct 2015 , 2:05pm by craftybanana2

LouisNutri Posted 1 Oct 2015 , 1:49pm
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Is it possible to tell if a chocolate is fake (with vegetable oil) or real (cocoa butter)? Are there any tell-tale signs to look out for when looking at chocolates without labels? A baking supply shop I go to comes with HUGE blocks of chocolates that have been re-packed, so it has no label. I tried asking one of the clerks, but they were unsure as well.

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craftybanana2 Posted 1 Oct 2015 , 2:05pm
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If it's not labeled, don't buy it. Here in the States all items for resale MUST be labeled or it can't be re-sold. So it being unlabeled means it's probably brown hydrogenated vegetable oil and wax from some country that is known for counterfeit stuff.

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