Ok, I Officially Hate The W Candy Melts...

Decorating By sfandm Updated 29 Jul 2012 , 3:42pm by sfandm

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sfandm Posted 28 Jul 2012 , 4:35pm
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Just opened a brand new bag, I used these all the time 15 years ago for lollipops I used to sell.

The melted consistency was horrible, it was like stirring frosting in a can, I had to add almost 1/4 cup of Paramount Crystals just to thin it out to what was useable, and then it looked like S"*# on my cruffles, I drizzled white over milk chocolate melts from CK, the Merckens brand. I love those, but won't buy the W brand again.

Anyone elkse had this problem?

Maybe I should have passed on the sale they were having at Wallyworld, a bag for $2.50 thumbsdown.gif

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DeniseNH Posted 28 Jul 2012 , 4:44pm
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Sounds like they were either old or had some moisture in the bag - moisture and chocolate doesn't mix.

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carmijok Posted 28 Jul 2012 , 4:55pm
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When they go on sale it means they are old and past their prime. I don't use Wiltons, I either use Merckens or really there's a brand that Hobby Lobby sells that I used to make white chocolate baby bottles for a shower and they were really good! I can't remember the name, but they are not Wilton.

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indydebi Posted 28 Jul 2012 , 9:02pm
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I too used these multi-years ago, and I have a sneaking suspicion that the recipe changed slightly to accommodate use in a microwave. "Back in my day" the only way to melt them was the stove-top method, but of course we nuke 'em now. A couple of times I tried the stove top method again and they just didn't seem to work, but they microwaved fine.

Agree that it sounds like you got an old batch.

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sfandm Posted 29 Jul 2012 , 3:42pm
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Thanks everyone for your input, I believe the brand you are thinking of is Make n Mold indydebi. I love the way Merckens just rolls off the spoon, it tastes really good.

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