Best Colors For Chocolate & Full Tutorial On Choc Elites

Best Colors For Chocolate & Full Tutorial On Choc Elites


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BRAND NEW COLLECTION

Are you interested in learning how to get the best chocolate colors? Well - the long awaited answer has arrived ... introducing CHOC ELITES by The Sugar Art! Choc Elites are the VERY BEST colors for chocolate! They are potent food colors, intended primarily to color all of your chocolate confections! 

HISTORY OF CHOCOLATE COLORS

For over half a century there has been one type of product used to color chocolate and that has been fat soluble lake colors. This is the base that all colors (no matter the company) come from. For the vast majority of this time, it was kept as an industry / professional trade secret. The first to be able to utilize these were the professional chocolatiers and chefs, thus powders have been and continue to be one of the strongest and most widely used pigmentations for chocolate. Our Elite Painting Powders have always been fat soluble and whose quality has never been rivaled.

But over the last decade, more and more home and professional bakers are faced with having to color chocolate. Thus we as a color company have revolutionized colors for chocolate to simplify the process, so that it is as streamlined and consistent as possible.

Ed was led to this decision during the "hot cocoa bomb" trend. He said, "I can make the most potent chocolate colors this industry has ever seen!" Ed accomplished this by packing in the maximum amount of color, and never diluting the product with fillers or whiteners. The 12 colors he will offer are as vibrant as anyone can achieve in the color making world - and we know you will be extremely happy with them. 

Breakdown of Choc Elites:

  • WHAT ARE CHOC ELITES?
    • Choc Elites are potent food colors that solve the long awaited issue of achieving bright and challenging tones in white chocolate! They are made of both lake and food dyes, achieving the most vibrant tones possible in this industry. 
    • Choc Elites are sold in 1 oz jars, at least 35g of color - double the size of most competitors! 
  • CAN CHOC ELITES COLOR OTHER MEDIUMS? 
    • Unquestionably these colors "work" in other ingredients, as they are strong pigments. However, they will never compare to Master Elites (click here) for icings, batters, fondant, etc.
    • It's crucial to understand why - ingredients such as a meringue or macaron, introduction of any kind of oil or liquid can change consistency, texture and finish. This can also be said for both royal icing and buttercreams, but the impact is less in these two mediums. Thus we need to ensure a proper selection for the right kind of food coloring for the specific confection you are working with. Not all food colors can work to their fullest potential across all sugar mediums. 
    • At this time - Master Elites (click for full tutorial) remain the top choice for all other mediums. However, we are working on a new product for these, too. 
  • WHAT SETS CHOC ELITES APART FROM OTHERS?
    • The three main things that set Choc Elites apart in this industry are: Potency, Size and Cost. 
    • Inside of these larger than industry-standard bottles, we have added the PEAK amount of pigment and color possible for you - our customer. 
    • Based on the size and amount of color you are receiving, we also ensure our price is unrivaled. Making Choc Elites the best colors for chocolate! 
  • WHY DID WE CREATE CHOC ELITES?
    • We saw the need for more potent chocolate colors that were simplified for the every day baker.
    • Being the creators of multiple food color lines, taking the industry by storm - we wanted to revolutionize coloring chocolate as well. In a way that only we could. 
  • WHAT ARE THE LIMITATIONS OF COLORING CHOCOLATE IN GENERAL? 
    • There are only a few limitations to Choc Elites. They do not mix well with water, thus limiting their ability to create an edible paint. 
    • If using Choc Elites in natural chocolate, un-whitened, all colors will have a slight shift from the original color. Mainly at lighter tones.
    • If using Choc Elites in white candy melts, you may need more of the Choc Elite to overcome white pigmentation that has been added previously. 
  • THE COLORS WE OFFER AND WHY?
    • We offer 10 standard colors and 2 Colors (White and Black) that are used to either brighten or deepen the other 10 Choc Elites.
      • White Choc Elite is a unique color in that it will allow you to add brightness and sharpness to any other standard Choc Elite Color.
      • Black Choc Elite does the opposite, it provides you the ability to add depth or richness in any other standard Choc Elite Color.
    • With all of these colors, we give you the power to make hundreds of shades and tones - by offering the strongest potency of these standard food colors.
  • HOW TO USE CHOC ELITES?
    • Simply mix your Choc Elite in warm white chocolate for use. 
    • The color will darken as it dries - so keep this in mind, as you aim for very deep and vibrant tones.
  • IS THERE AN AFTERTASTE?
    • Typically no. However, if you are coloring a very small bowl of chocolate (less than 2 oz) and you add more than 8-10 drops of color - you could experience an aftertaste.
    • The good thing about Choc Elites? They are already very strong colors, so no need to add too many drops to achieve medium-vibrant tones! 
    • In the demonstrations below, we are working with 10 oz of white Ghirardelli Chocolate and only adding 8 drops of Choc Elite to achieve the darkest tone you see. 
Check out these demonstrations on many of our Choc Elite Colors!

Take care, y'all!

Team Sugar Art

Master Elite Collection

Master Elite Collection

$ 122.00 USD

Master Elites are intensely pigmented powdered food coloring, intended to tint royal icing, fondant, buttercream and isomalt. It is not a fat soluble product and will not work to color chocolate. 15 of the jars are 4g each, excluding the… read more

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