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Wholesale chocolate for a very large refrigerator/rocky road cake

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Southsearocks Sat 17-May-14 08:18:42

Hello bakers, me and SIL are going to make a big heart-shaped rocky road cake for my nuptials in August. It's gonna take a lot of chocolate to make so I've just been looking at wholesale dark chocolate, like this:

Do you think this is the kind of thing that will work? Or should I stick to buying big bars of Cadburys?

Any other ideas?

abuhamzamouse Sat 17-May-14 08:21:24

How much chocolate do you need?

TheSkiingGardener Sat 17-May-14 08:23:27

I've always found the tesco basics cooking chocolate (21p) a bar the best in terms of both cooking and price.

orangepudding Sat 17-May-14 08:25:12

How much do you need?

Southsearocks Sat 17-May-14 08:28:44

It's a 16" tin. I've no idea but a few kilos I would imagine. I have smaller tins too to make tiers if we want. They are quite deep.

nannycook Sat 17-May-14 09:48:41

Aw I make that regularly I always use Cadbury, what about 3 or 4 400grms bars?

calzone Sat 17-May-14 09:50:56

I wouldnt make it too deep as it will be a bugger to cut!

I agree with Tesco dark value choc. Much nicer than Cadburys.

tb Sat 17-May-14 12:22:05

Supercook's nice, too. Belgian choc, or it was.

AmpersandRea Sat 17-May-14 12:28:05

Cadbury's would be my choice.

angryangryyoungwoman Sat 17-May-14 12:31:25

Or asda smartprice dark chocolate.... 60% cocoa solids, so good quality, rich flavour, 30 p a bar and it's great for cooking with.

uggmum Sat 17-May-14 12:35:46

I buy big bags from Costco. Their own brand is really good quality and value.

Southsearocks Sat 17-May-14 17:41:29

Ooh thanks. Might have a few goes with the smallest tin I have and see which works best. Great advice thanks cake

Southsearocks Sat 17-May-14 17:42:08

I've just joined Costco too so will have a look smile

wonkylegs Sat 17-May-14 18:00:39

Morrissons, sainsbury's or Tesco (no idea about other supermarkets) own brand regular chocolate is far superior for baking than cadburys or cooking chocolate.
I make brownies, ganache, chocolate cakes and chocolate chip ice cream on a regular basis with it.

RhondaJean Sat 17-May-14 18:04:05

I only ever use sainsburys basics chocolate for baking. It's 30p a bar and the dark is actually very nice even for eating on its own.

GrownupGoth Sat 17-May-14 18:50:04

My friend made a huge 50 people first birthday rocky road cake with Cadbury's. I honestly think it's the nicest cake I have ever had. Divine.

I think the recipe was from but multiplied and in a cake tin.

abuhamzamouse Sat 17-May-14 18:53:26

Lidli do fantastic chocolate. And it's cheap.

LizzieMint Sat 17-May-14 20:32:29

Aldi or Lidl chocolate will be fine for this and are cheaper even than the Costco choc I think.

LoveBeingInTheSun Sat 17-May-14 20:33:44

I always use sainsburys basics, 2 bars of dark to 1 bar of milk, is lush

LoveBeingInTheSun Sat 17-May-14 20:34:18

Ps even my cadburys only mum loved it and was horrified at herself

theincrediblealfonso Sat 17-May-14 20:37:01

Lidl's choc is really nice. Some weekends it's half price, like 19p for 100g I think? 30% cocoa solids so brill for that price. I always use it for baking.

WhereAreMyGlasses Sat 17-May-14 22:25:44

I'd agree with waiting for the Lidl bars on sale c.20p or if you can't wait and stock up then Basics Sainsbury's chocolate is good at around 30p/100g

willowisp Sun 25-May-14 00:00:19

I make Rocky road, but use really dark choc to balance the golden syrup.

It takes rank with the basic cheap chocs suggested here. My faves are Green & Black (for DH as expensice !) the aldi or lidl 81% choc, Waitrose dark continental choc & the dark cooking chocolate at Costco. This is the cheapest.... having said that, the Aldi/Lidl dark choc is ok & I think 99p for 200g.

The darker you make it, the small the portions for everyone as its very rich.

BreeVDKamp Sun 01-Jun-14 09:42:31

Belcolade is industry standard wholesale choc, it's ace.

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