Post # 1
Hi, I’m wondering if anyone has any experince for preserving chocolate? Or how long it will last? My wedding colours are pink and silver, and valentines day has lots of pink chocolate that you don’t see all year, such as Hershey’s kisses. I’m wondering if it’s best to keep them in a air tight container in a cool place or freeze them? Then I wondered if I froze them, would they melt all over the place once thawed? My wedding is October. Any info helps! Thanks!
Post # 3
@Sabrina99: I don’t know how to preserve chocolate but you can find lots of this stuff in bulk online too. We are ordering from candywarehouse. Link below to pink chocolate candy!
Post # 4
It’s amazing what you can find with Google.
From Godiva Chocolates page:
How should I store the chocolate if I want to keep it fresh tasting for more than two weeks?
To store chocolate for up to two months, place package in two plastic bags, close tightly and refrigerate. To store chocolate for up to six months, place package in two plastic bags, close tightly and freeze.
Post # 5
I wouldn’t freeze them.. I attempted to freeze candy bars at my work to keep them from melting in the summer [it can get hot with people in & out], and they got this white chalky film on them.
First, I would check the dates on the packages, most chocolate [at least candy bars anyway] have a best by used date around 1 year, but it can get a little weird before then.
I would buy some big ziploc bags and place the bags of candy in those, then get a storage tote [with a lid] and put them in there.
Store them in a cool area of your home.
Post # 6
The cocoa butter will “bloom” so they will look white and chalky.
Post # 7
A blogger bee froze hers with no problems. It’s the defrosting that causes the issues. I believe she went from the freezer to the fridge then to the counter. I’ll see if I can find the blog post.
Post # 8
Here it is. She did a few posts on making the chocolates that are worth a look.
DIY Chocolates Revisited
Post # 9
@Kir32 Thanks for the website! I was thinking of ordering online for chocolate, but Im in Canada, so with shipping and everything I thought it may be to much $. I may have to go that route though if my chocolate preserving doesn’t work.
@julies1949 I wanted personal experinces from here.
@jenilynevette I was worried about white showing up on them as well. I’m thinking chocolate usually lasts anyways quite a while.
@tksjewelry Thank you for finding that info!
Post # 10
@Sabrina99: We are storing chocolate coins from christmas until August. We have put them in ziplock bags in airtight containers line with foil to keep the light out in the FILs garage.The garage stays aroung 18-20oC throughout the spring and summer.
Keeping he chocolate at the right temperature will prevent fat bloom. Too cold and you can change the texture of the chocolate and/or cause fat bloom. Too warm can cause it bloom. Moisture cdan cuase a sugar bloom.
This site seems very informative.
Post # 11
My DD had a candy bar at her wedding 9 years ago. I called each and every candy company we wanted to use and they were PHENOMONINAL about telling me how to read the code on the packaging so I could tell how old the chocolate was when I bought it, how to store it (they said never ever freeze, 3 different companies) and each one could tell me the reasonable shelf life of their product so that I could read the date code and decide if it would still be fresh for her wedding. I highly recommend this!