Chocolate Shells

Chocolate shells

 

Half shells of chocolate pass under a thermal infrared heater at a confectionary factory. This process is used where the final product is made as two half shells, for example chocolate Easter eggs. The two halves are moulded with slightly raised edges. As the halves pass under this lamp, the edges melt. If the product is to have something inside, such as a toy, this is dropped in before the halves are put together, trimmed and allowed to solidify. The halves can be joined empty if a complete filling is added later. Use of heater lamps allows very rapid heating of highly localised areas, preventing the whole item from melting in its mould.

Image © Heraeus Nobelight, Hanau

 

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