I have recently been sent these Castle Chocolatiers Chocolate Drops to be reviewed and had great fun testing them out to see what they can do. With the bag being 2.5 kg in weight, it's allowed me to make many products and discover how versatile the chocolate really is.
What is the packaging like?
The packaging consists of sturdy brown paper to the exterior and is silver lined on the interior to keep the freshness of the chocolate drops.
The bag is clearly labelled, showing all the relevant information required.
- Cocoa Butter Content
- Allergy Advice
- Best Before Date
- Nutritional Value
Size and Shape
What are the sizes of the chocolate drops?
Each chocolate drop varies slightly in size due to its differing shapes.
Some are oval in shape, and others slightly more circular.
The thickness of each drop is approximately 3 mm.
The oval length drop is approximately 1.4 cm.
And the width is approximately 1.1 cm.
The slightly more circular shaped chocolate drops are approximately 1 cm in length.
And 1 cm in width.
How do I use the chocolate drops?
I placed some of the drops into a piping bag and melted them in the microwave.
I did this in 30-second bursts and checked each time until it had melted. (So as not to burn the chocolate).
This piping bag took 2 minutes in total to melt fully.
Flavour and Taste
What does the chocolate taste like?
- Melts in the Mouth
- Smooth Consistency
- Hint of Vanilla
- Reminds me of Easter Egg Chocolate
What is the consistency of the chocolate when it's melted?
- The consistency was easy to control, meaning I could write, paint, mould and drizzle with ease.
- It can also be re-melted and reused after it hardens in the piping bag.
What is the Cocoa butter content of the chocolate drops?
- 32% Minimum
What can you make/do with the chocolate drops?
Once melted, there are numerous things you make/do with the chocolate. The first thing I did was drizzle with it.
Once set, the chocolate is strong enough to hold its shape on the buttercream.
Then I painted with it.
I then looked at making multiple decorations with it to see how durable it was.
Moulding these chocolate bombs with it.
I then made some lollipops, miniature chocolate bars.
And then homemade chocolates with it.
What allergens are listed on the packaging? (The allergens are listed in bold in the ingredients section, and there is a notice about the factory it's made in).
- This product contains Milk
- It's made in a factory that handles Gluten, Milk & Soya
What is the expiry date of the chocolate drops?
The chocolate drops have a minimum expiry date of 3 - 6 months; however, this date may lengthen depending on when the products have been manufactured and transported.
Where can I store the chocolate drops?
Once the drops have been opened, ensure you re-seal the bag for freshness and store it in a cool, dry place away from any strong odours.
What quantity can you buy the chocolate drops in?
- 2.5 kg
- 10 kg
Are there other varieties of chocolate from the same brand?
Yes, you can also purchase white chocolate drops and dark chocolate drops from the same brand.
Overall, the product is easy to use, holds its shape, and makes many decorations; plus, it won't break the bank balance either. So if you would like to purchase this product or look at other products from this company, please see below.