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post #16 of 60
I've used Wilton & Merkens I didn't notice much of a difference texture wise between them. Although I prefer the taste of Merkens. Never had a problem with either.

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post #17 of 60
Thanks!
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post #18 of 60
I had trouble with Wilton's as well. I actually used Mercken's first and it worked perfectly. It was my first attempt at cake pops and they turned out beautifully. The store that sells Mercken's isn't close by so one day I bought some Wilton's at Michael's craft store and I hated it. It was too thick despite adding paramount crystals and vegetable oil. I just threw it out, I got so frustrated with it. icon_redface.gif
post #19 of 60
I prefer Merckens but haven't used the Apeels. The only trouble I have had with Merkens was with a color, it never melted, just siezed (no water got into the chocolate and the heating temp was low). Now I just buy white chocolate and color with powdered colors& a titch of oil.

I NEVER get the Wilton's to behave for candy or pops but do use it for candy clay.
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post #20 of 60
I never had a problem with them....they melt very nicely in the Microwave 30 seconds at a time until I get the perfect consistancy and I never add anything to it. I always take from the back of the Rack due to their rotation of candies. I NEVER buy whats on sale. I just made dozens and dozens of Cake Pops for Hubby and Son to take to work and got nothing but compliments on how awesome they were. Personally, I don't like Cake Pops because I have a problem with Candy on my Cake no matter who's Candy it is lol
post #21 of 60
I have found that most Wilton products are crap and have finally stopped wasting my money on them. The only Wilton stuff I get now are the occasion cake stand, and in case Of emergency, the gum paste in the bag works well.
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post #22 of 60
Just the other day I made modeling chocolate for the first time. I made one batch using the white candy melts from Hobby Lobby (whatever their brand is) and another batch using Wilton mets. Side by side, the wilton melts were extreamly yellow. I ended up throwing it out...I have used wilton metls before and didnt have this issue. I wonder if maybe it was old? any thoughts?
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post #23 of 60
It's a possibility...I never had them turn yellow. I sent a message to Wilton {not that it might help} asking to please put dates on their products especially the Melts. I bought some Candy flavors and used Mint and Cinnamon which everyone loved. I also used Nestle Chocolate Chips to melt only because I had some left over and used Butterscotch Chips as well.
post #24 of 60
I recently started using bada bing bada boom from http://www.chocoley.com/badabingbadaboomdippingandenrobingformula.htm and I'll never use anything else again. More expensive then wilton or merkens but so easy to work with and taste so much better.
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Glenda
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A balanced diet is chocolate in both hands!
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post #25 of 60
I don't have a problem working with them, but the taste and texture is gross. I get that it's for candy making, but to me it has that gross fake vanilla smell and taste that is nauseating. I also hate the waxy texture. My husband, on the other hand, will eat them right out of the bag. icon_confused.gif
post #26 of 60
I recently started playing with molding flowers, and my first attempt was with the wilton melts. I didn't have any problems melting or molding the candy melts. But did notice depending on the color of the candy melt, tasting was either too sweet or waxy. For my second attempt used real chocolate and the final product was outstanding. A little more expensive but better flavor.
Madeline
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post #27 of 60
I find that the Wilton ones are better than the Mercken's. I seriously HATE Mercken's... icon_smile.gif But then again it all depends on what each of us prefers.
Johnica
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post #28 of 60
I use them to make colored candy lettering. I tell customers that they are edible, but that they are fake.

I use Guittard couverture chocolate for coating.
post #29 of 60
your never going to get a good chocolate taste out of them, best thing to do is learn how to temper real chocolate and go that route. just have people taste the difference
post #30 of 60
omg totally. Lumpy ugly melted mess. I only use Guittard or Merkens
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