I just want to remind everyone that it's getting that time of yr again. There are so many candy recipes that call for adding parafin or shortening to ur chocolate to dip ur candies and truffles in. The taste it horrible and the ingredients are too expensive to ruin like that. I have been a candy maker for 40 yrs and always use dipping chocolate for my truffles, molded chocolates, dipped fruit, ie: strawberries, dried apricots, etc.
Alot of ppl have told me it is hard to find dipping chocolate where they live. If u have a Sam's Club near u, u are in luck. During the holidays they sell the best brand I know of, Ghirradelli in 2 lb bars in white and chocolate. I strongly suggest u stock up when it hits the shelf. U will love the results of ur Christmas candy by using this product.