Chocolate Care Info
So for all chocolate afficionados, we created a cheat sheet of guidelines to help you along your chocolate journey:
- Always store chocolate in a cool, dry location away from a heat source and direct light.
- The ideal storage environment should maintain a consistent temperature between 55 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit. If stored in temperatures higher than that, the chocolate may begin to soften, compromising the appearance and flavor profile.
- Keep chocolate away from sources of strong odors as chocolate absorbs the odors of food and other strong smelling products around them, which can unfavorably affect the flavour.
- Frozen chocolates will maintain their goodness for up to 6 months. If you are going to freeze your chocolates, put them in a airtight bag and when defrosting place in the fridge for 24 hours then move to room temperature for 24 hours. Then you will have the perfect chocolates! If you move your chocolates from freezer to room temperature then you will get what we know as "chocolate shock" or "bloom" so be sure to ease your chocolates back into normal room temperature.
- Blooming occurs when condensation forms on the chocolate itself, rather then the moisture barrier (the plastic bag or wrapper).
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