The goal of chocolate production is to produce a product which delivers the consistent taste and mouth-feel consumers demand while also ensuring optimized, economical and efficient production. Critical to achieving this is particle size control..
The Mastersizer 3000 Chocosizer provides for fast, reliable chocolate particle size analysis as part of routine process and quality control. It enables any variation in the particle size distribution of chocolate solids to be detected during production, ensuring any process adjustments required to maintain product consistency can be made. The Chocosizer kit is used with the Mastersizer 3000 laser diffraction particle size analysis system, providing the ability to measure particle size and size distributions over a range from 0.01 to 1500 µm. This ensures the easy detection of any over-sized particles above 20-30 µm in size that may be responsible for a poor product mouth-feel. In addition, the reduction in particle size during milling and conching can be detected, enabling the end point for processing to be determined.