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ves522

ves522
Jim Falls, WI
(Zone 4a)

December 18, 2011
9:53 AM

Post #8934328

Making Fantasy Fudge and my chips wouldn't melt. Anyone know why?
passiflora07
Fern Park, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 17, 2012
7:00 AM

Post #8971096

Can you describe your method?

ves522

ves522
Jim Falls, WI
(Zone 4a)

January 17, 2012
8:10 AM

Post #8971211

I think the chips were older. They go in at the end of the cooking process of the fudge.
passiflora07
Fern Park, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 22, 2012
6:16 PM

Post #8978240

Hmm..don't have experience with old chips. They don't hang around my house that long ;)
1_Lucky_Texan
Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 24, 2012
6:58 AM

Post #8980339

an 'off' brand could also have wax or other inexpensive filler/extender added that may not melt the same as cocoa butter or other fats used in the better brands.
passiflora07
Fern Park, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 25, 2012
5:50 PM

Post #8982351

Very good point, Texan. That's probable.

ves522

ves522
Jim Falls, WI
(Zone 4a)

January 26, 2012
5:50 AM

Post #8982666

Brands I have always used so unless they have changed them? Which we know is possible.
1_Lucky_Texan
Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 26, 2012
8:53 AM

Post #8982904

My wife uses the recipe listed here; http://thehive.modbee.com/node/22478


The recipe found nowadays on the side of the jar promotes 2-3 specific brands owned by the same company as the marshmallow creme. Some people feel it makes a product inferior to 'the old days'.

your mileage may vary

Celene

Celene
Columbus, OH

January 29, 2012
7:10 AM

Post #8986405

Whether you like the marshmallow creme fudge or the "good old days" fudge is just a personal preference. I like them both, but I'll have to say, I prefer the creaminess of the "good old days" but it makes my arm just about drop off stirring it. That makes the ease of the marshmallow fudge look really good. If you use really good chips like Ghirardelli, it helps somewhat.

I've had cheap chocolate chips fail in this recipe, I got them at Big Lots, thinking "How bad could they be?" I think Texan got it right...they have waxes or something in them, they tasted odd and insipid, and had a mouth feel a lot like those old wax lips candies.

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