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Thick or thin gelatin?

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Hello,

I was just wondering if anyone out there knew the differences between thick and thin gelatin? I really love to bake and I have a small stash of gelatin sheets bought from Domino's at St. Lawrence Market. I'm heading to Hong Kong in a couple of weeks and I found a store over there that will sell Gelita's gelatin by the box (1 kg) but they come in 200pc (thick) or 400pc (thin). I'm not sure which one I should go for in terms of using it to make mousses and stuff.

I wish I knew the difference but the shop's online store only has thumbnails, which shows Gelita's silver-grade gelatin.

If anyone out there's willing to share their knowledge on gelatin thickness with me, that'd be highly appreciated. Thank you!

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St. Lawrence Market
92 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E, CA

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  1. I would assume by your description that the thick sheets are double the thin ones. 1k = either 200 or 400 sheets.
    I do not think I have ever seen thick sheets. All my recipes i have ever used must have meant the thin sheets because they turn out, if I was using only half the amount needed nothing would have set.

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    1. re: chefj

      I think I figured it out. 200PC per box is the Titanium grade and 400PC per box is the Silver grade. Which leads to the ultimate question, which grade is better?

      1. re: shockinblue

        Well by advertising alone the titanium ( - ; Are you doing some sort of competition cooking? If not I would think that the bronze or silver would be fine.

        1. re: chefj

          For some reason Titanium is being sold at 209 HKD ($25.45 CAD) per kg whereas Silver is going for 242.30 HKD ($30 CAD). I've read an article where a sheet of either sets 250ml of water, but it takes 3 sheets of Gold to set the same amount of water. So really, is Titanium better than Silver? And no, I'm not doing competition cooking, just usual cake-making. There's lot of mousses, gelees and such I'd like to try making over the summer. :)

          1. re: shockinblue

            if it is the same strength, cheaper is better.

            1. re: chefj

              I think I'll go for Silver because really, 400 pc of Titanium would cost me 418. Thanks for all your help though.