Why do candy molds go white and leave a white coating on my chocolate?

by Karen Neals
(Peterborough On. Canada)

Why do candy molds go white and leave a white coating on my chocolate?

The candy molds are clean and when I pour the dark chocolate in the molds the white from the mold turn the chocolate white and they are not shinny like they use to be. These molds are old but they were okay last year.

What can I do to the molds to stop this white from appearing and the chocolate will be shiny and not discolored?

Hi Karen,

The white coating on your chocolate probably has nothing to do with your molds at all.

Usually when chocolate goes white and dull it is because of something called "chocolate bloom." Chocolate bloom occurs when chocolate is exposed to temperatures that are either too hot or too cold.

The changes in the temperature cause the sugar and/or fats to separate in the chocolate and create a gray or white appearance on the chocolate.

Condensation build up on chocolate has a very similar affect.

How are you setting the chocolates? Room temperature? Refrigerator? Freezer?

If you put the chocolate in the fridge or freezer to set, remove the candy from the molds as soon as you take them out of the freezer or fridge.

I usually add a little bit of vegetable shortening or oil to my melted chocolate to give it that added shine. You don't need much, maybe just a teaspoon.

I hope this helps so that you don't have any more problems with a white coating on your chocolate. ;)


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Feb 05, 2015
Reuse Chocolate
by: Angie from chocolate-candy-mall.com

Hi Jean,
Yes, you can re-melt the chocolate and use it again. Hope you have success this time!

Feb 04, 2015
white coated chocolate
by: jean smith

this helped me will give it a chance. can I use the white coated candy again

Jan 18, 2015
white haze on chocolate molds
by: Candle

Yes, I have the same problem with Whitshire molds and they are new. I wipe it out with a cloth, and it returns within hours. Vinegar and water don't remove it, and neither does a baking powder solution. Any ideas?I love the molds, and don't want the stuff transferred to the chocolate. Am I left with having to wipe them out each time? They are stored in an airy dry place, and still it appears.

Oct 30, 2012
by: Katie

This is happening to me... Even when i have washed the mould it has a white residue. This then seems to transfer onto my moulded chocolate. Or is it something else and pkease what can i do... Its very frustrating...

Apr 03, 2010
Molds actually
by: Karen Neals

These molds actually have gone a whit cloudy colour and that seems to be what is transfereing to the candy. I also let my molded chocolate set in room temperature and then when actually set I put it in the fridgse after taking it out of the molds. My house I keep pretty cool so it usually doesn't take maybe 2 hours to set if that. I have really never timed it.

Apr 03, 2010
white coating on mold and chocolate
by: Diane

When this happens to your molds wipe them out with a paper towel before you go to use it again. This will help with any build up on the mold. And this way you won't have to stop what you are doing and wash the mold.

Also, the more you stir the chocolate the shinier it will get. The better quality chocolates like Merckens and Nestle's have a great shine just after a few stirs.

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