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Alcohol in Chocolates

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathleen Vreeken Feb 20, 2010. 13 Replies

My question is can you use real alcohol in chocolate candies? Do you need a liquor license? Do you need to show the alcohol and content in labeling? Any information on this would be appreciated.

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Kathleen Vreeken replied to Jettsub's discussion Alcohol in Chocolates
"You can fill chocolates will "real alcohol"; however each State has different laws regarding this. I live in CT and I am not allowed to produce or to sell them in the State. They are being made in Nevada; but they are not allowed to even…"
Feb 20, 2010
Michell Rebeck replied to Jettsub's discussion Alcohol in Chocolates
"Does anyone know who would be best to contact at the state level to see about getting the laws amended? I live in Oklahoma where you are limited to confections only containing alcohol found in extracts - all other forms are strictly prohibited. I…"
Feb 19, 2010
Michell Rebeck replied to Jettsub's discussion Alcohol in Chocolates
"Yes, wine can be added to chocolate. To make a wine ganache you use the same amount of wine (4oz) and butter (4oz) then double the amount of chocolate (8oz). Or you can use the same recipe except replace the wine with reduced wine syrup. Slowly…"
Feb 19, 2010
tempered_steel replied to Jettsub's discussion Alcohol in Chocolates
"I guess I'm going to have to do a bit more research than I thought! :) Just one quick question - is it possible to infuse chocolate with wine?"
Dec 22, 2009
Jonathan Edelson replied to Jettsub's discussion Alcohol in Chocolates
"I found a useful resource on this topic: http://www.candyusa.com/Resources/FAQDetail.cfm?ItemNumber=1684 The table seems generally accurate, however you should double check your individual state laws. The laws vary state to state, sometimes…"
Dec 22, 2009
FibreJunky replied to Jettsub's discussion Alcohol in Chocolates
"We did not need to obtain a license until we wanted to purchase alcohol at wholesale prices. We did need to list it in the ingredients, but as we were such a small manufacturer, the rules were not as stringent as they might have been. This was in…"
Nov 22, 2009
Brendan replied to Jettsub's discussion Alcohol in Chocolates
"You know, if you were to approach your state lawmakers on this you might actually make some progress. In Sam Calagione's Brewing Up a Business he describes petitioning for legal changes in Delaware that allowed him to open the first Dogfish…"
Nov 18, 2009
Heather Garza replied to Jettsub's discussion Alcohol in Chocolates
"Hi Clay, I'll jump on your bandwagon. Was wondering if I could secretly switch out truffles, awesome ones, with the ones they have at the gov't christmas parties...Could send them each a gift basket...Fill the mail room with sweets? If you…"
Nov 18, 2009
Clay Gordon replied to Jettsub's discussion Alcohol in Chocolates
"Copied from a new post by member Beth Mansfield In the contradictory state of Ohio, no alcohol is allowed in confections without a license - and yet they have no provisions to issue licenses to confectioners. But you can add vanilla and other…"
Nov 16, 2009
Mark Heim replied to Jettsub's discussion Alcohol in Chocolates
"I make them only for gifts and to bring to holiday gatherings. Something they can't easily find and something special they come to look forward to over the holidays."
Nov 13, 2009
Maren Muter replied to Jettsub's discussion Alcohol in Chocolates
"In Washington State, we either have to cook it down to 1% or get a license. And you do need to show it in the labeling."
Nov 12, 2009
Brendan replied to Jettsub's discussion Alcohol in Chocolates
"There are laws regulating the use of liquor in confections (as with so many food-related things). Where I am, it was regulated at the state level, and they specified how much alcohol the confection could contain. You have to list the alcohol in the…"
Oct 30, 2009
Mark Heim replied to Jettsub's discussion Alcohol in Chocolates
"Yes. My favorite are sugar crust liquors. Over the holidays I make Brandy, Bourbon, Red Wine, and Fruit (for the kids). The shell looks like a geode, and the filling is almost the consistency of the original liquor or wine. You can cast into starch,…"
Oct 29, 2009
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Alchohol in Chocolates

My question is can you use real alcohol in chocolate candies? Do you need a liquor license? Do you need to show the alcohol and content in labeling? Any information on this would be appreciated.
Oct 29, 2009
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