Punch flavor and Choco-Bake substitutions?

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2003/05/30 22:28:48 (permalink)

Punch flavor and Choco-Bake substitutions?

Does anyone know of a non-carbonated punch product that would be similar to the old Hi-C Citrus Cooler flavor? It was lemon-lime-and maybe orange flavor and almost a flourescent green. It was last called "Ecto Cooler," I think. KoolAid made a similar Kiwi-Lime flavor for awhile, but now neither product is made (I checked with the companies.) It made the best punch I can remember (my wedding punch-15 years ago. It was so good it didn't matter that it was "ecto-green.") Now it seems that all the green color drinks are either kiwi or berry flavored and would not work for this punch.

Second product I need a substitution for: I can no longer find pre-melted chocolate called Choco-Bake (Nestles). It came in 3 oz. packets. Normally I'd prefer to use melted chocolate chips or squares of baking chocolate, but don't know what quantity to use or if oil should be added. The recipe is called Ho Ho Cake, it's awesome! (Devil's food cake, topped by a creme "filling", then topped off with a thin chocolate icing or coating layer. Tasted just like Ho Hos!) This Choco Bake was used for the final step, that thin chocolate topping. I don't recall whether this final thin chocolate layer was supposed to firm up or not. (Still waiting for the Nestle folks to email me back on this question!)

I'd be happy to share these recipes if I can find workable substitutions. Thanks!
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