Molded Chocolate Turned White

by Mary
(Glens Falls, New York)

Problem: My molded chocolate turned white...

I recently purchased chocolate shells for a dessert. I used some, and the rest went to rest. I would now like to use them for Valentines Day but they have turned white. Is there any way I can revive them?

Hi Mary,

How did you have your chocolate shells stored - room temperature, fridge, or freezer?

Usually, molded chocolate turned white because of a change in temperature. Too hot and you get fat bloom, too cold and you get sugar bloom.

The surest way to "fix" a bloom problem on solid chocolate is to remelt it and mold it again. Since you purchased these shells, I suspect you don't have the molds to do this.

I'm trying to think of something else that might work. You could try using a clean cloth and a bit of shortening or vegetable oil and give the chocolate a gentle "rub down." That may do the trick, but I don't have any chocolate with bloom on hand at the moment to try it myself. :)

I usually just eat the chocolate with the bloom. It doesn't taste any different, but I can understand if you don't want the unpleasant appearance for the special occasion of Valentine's Day.

If you decide to try using the shortening or oil, please let me know if it worked or not.

Maybe someone else who has discovered a bloom remedy will come along and share their tip. It's a common enough problem so a genuine solution would be appreciated by many.


P.S. Don't forget to enter your finished Valentines Day candy or dessert in our Valentine Ideas Contest.

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Oct 25, 2012
Fixing Molded Chocolates That Turned White NEW
by: Angie from

Two other suggestions that have come in from some of our visitors are these...

1. Gently go over the chocolates with a pastry brush and warm water.

2. Hold a steamer over the chocolates to give them a light steam.

I haven't tried either method myself, but I wanted to pass it on as something others said worked for them. :)

Sep 16, 2010
fixing bloom
by: Anonymous

I wish there was a way to fix bloom. Remelting the chocolate won't work since it's a praline. :-( And wiping down the chocolate shell with shortening would be difficult because of the intricate shapes.

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