What is Flo Coat and How Do I Use it?

Can’t find the color of chocolate you are looking for? Then color your own! You can do it one of two ways: 1. Use an oil-based candy coloring, or, 2. Use Flo-Coat with a soft gel paste.

Flo-coat is a food coloring agent that allows you to use any of AmeriColor’s Soft Gel Paste to color white chocolate and compound coatings. Here’s how it works:

To Color Compound Coatings:

  • Melt 1 lb. compound coating, using the 20-second rule
  • In a separate mixing bowl, add 1-1/2 tablespoons Flo-Coat, then 1 teaspoon Soft Gel Paste onto the Flo-Coat, mix thoroughly.
  • The Flo-Coat should smoothly and evenly disperse the Soft Gel Paste into the coating, resulting in a smooth and pourable consistency.
  • Pour the colorful mix into your melted compound coating and gently stir it in until the color has been dispersed throughout the chocolate.

Helpful Notes:

  • As you proceed with your work and find that your coating is beginning to set up, add more Flo-Coat to keep it liquefied.
  • Flo-Coat will not harm your coating regardless of the quantity used to maintain your desired consistency.
  • Flo-Coat will enable you to realize the maximum yield from your batch of coating resulting in a savings by eliminating lost batches.
  • Flo-Coat provides a firm texture, beautiful shine, and greatly improves mold release.
  • Flo-Coat is a wonderful candy making aid that allows you to use any of the Soft Gel Paste colors to achieve your most demanding compound coating coloring needs, while making your task a great deal easier.

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