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Why is it that a milk chocolate bar begins to melt in my hand sooner than a chocolate-covered almond?

The surface of typical chocolate-covered almonds are also a lot smoother than regular chocolate bars when I slide my finger around each of their surfaces.

And does the shiny surface of the chocolate-covered almond have anything to do with its ability to not melt so easily?

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The aren't coated, but the chocolate is mixed with hardeners. Things like xanthan gum, gum Arabic, corn starch, bees wax, etc.

These let the chocolate harden and polish a little better.

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