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Oasis Supply Merckens, Cocoa Dark Compound Coatings, 1 Pound

4.1 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
About the Product
  • Confectionary candy coating contains cocoa powder and vegetable oil. It is easy to melt and requires no tempering. 
  • Chocolate may melt in shipping if ordering during warmer temperatures. If it melts during shipping, it can be remelted.
  • Do not over heat, keep moisture out of candy.
  • If a thinner coating is desired, paramount crystals may be added. If adding flavors or colors, use a concentrated flavor or oil-based flavor.
  • Net weight 1 lb, Certified Kosher. Gluten free

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Product Description

Mercken's Cocoa Dark Compound Coatings have become a favorite among home candy makers as well as professional candy makers. Their low melting temperature makes them easy to handle so you can create delicious homemade candies with a professional look. Mercken's coatings do not need to be tempered. Cocoa dark is a delicious, smooth and creamy dark chocolate flavored confectionary candy coating with no waxy taste. 6-10% cocoa.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 8 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0008DI8LC
  • UPC: 616043718781
  • Item model number: Mer CocoaDark-1LB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,800 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)

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I was not sure what to expect with this product since I haven't ever used any type of candy coating before. I really wanted to make these creme filled candies from the Sprinkles Bakes blog and since she recommended using an official candy coating (not just melted down chips) I found these. I made my candy last night and they turned out amazing. The quality of the chocolate is fantastic - I ordered the dark and I would say that even someone who only likes milk chocolate would like these too. It's great dark chocolate. I melted the candy down in a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water and dipped my creme confections in the bowl. The coating sets in about 30 - 60 seconds, so although I put mine in the refrigerator after dipping them - they'd probably stay hard enough if you didn't want to do that. The coating was very even and the end result was really spectacular. This might seem like more money versus the store bought chips but I think for quality and purpose, like candy or cake dipping, this chocolate is really the best. I would also say you could use this chocolate for any kind of chocolate decorating - if you were going to shape the chocolate in a certain way (like Mickey Mouse ears for a decorative cake) or anything where you need to make a shape - this would work really well because of how quickly it sets. I would buy this product again and highly recommend it.
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I have never used this product before, only the leading brand name. Tried this and it is much superior. My daughter and I made peanut butter cups for Christmas and we were thrilled with the product, from melting to flavor. We feel it is the best!
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By AP on October 17, 2012
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I had recently made a molded chocolate camera with these Candy wafers. It arrived in perfect condition, none of it was clumpy or melted. It was my first time making molded candy. I microwaved the entire candy wafers in a glass bowl, at 50% power for 20 secs, then stirring it properly after each time. I repeated this process a couple of times and after the 6th round of microwaving, my candy had completely melted. It was smooth, glossy and so delicious. I added a few drops of orange flavor candy oil and the taste was amazing. My camera turned out pretty cute.
After the chocolate camera had served its purpose, I broke it down into several small pieces. later remelted the pieces and used that to cover a cake! To my surprise, the candy melted once again, beautifully, and didn't lose any of its wonderful flavor.
I generally find that dark chocolate is not as sweet as the milk chocolate and more intense with a hint of bitterness depending on the amount of cocoa it has. I wasn't sure what this one would taste like. But to me, these dark cocoa coatings are just as sweet as regular milk chocolates and there was no bitterness at all. The flavor is really good. I would highly recommend these dark coatings to anyone.
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By Katyusha on November 19, 2015
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Great quality chocolate, does not need tempering (when you add Crisco or wax so it dries shiny on the candy); however, it is a bit thick (who complained because of too much chocolate?) It is not bitter at all.
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We used this chocolate as well as Peter's Caramel to make turtles and chocolate covered caramels. They both turned out fantastic and taste as good as store bought for a fraction of the price. I would definitely recommend Merckens to anyone who wants to try making candy at home.
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Purchased from LARKS candy. Got the coins within the estimated shipping time range, on the last day. Used the coins to make poured fondant for eclairs. They worked okay, but in the end my fondant turned more liquid-y than I wanted when I would put the Eclairs in the fridge. It was almost like it tasted just like hershey chips or something which would have been cheaper if I would have known they were almost the same. I thought that Merckens coco dark coatings were already tempered though, which supposedly makes it better? I don't know. I'll have to see in the future if there is any real difference. it tasted good though.
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I liked the flavor of these but I bought these to use on cake pops. It was too thin and left a weird texture. I will not buy again for that purpose.
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Dark doesn't always mean semi-or bitter- sweet. I'm a bittersweet chocolate lover. Given that, this little discs were way to sweet for me.
That said: these wee bits melt beautifully, smooth as silk.
Dr. Barb M
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