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Old 09-07-2008, 09:21 PM   #1
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Storing Chocolate question

i got my Mum & Dad each a chocolate Steelers candybar. i wanna preserve them fer awhile, without chocolate bloom appearing.
should i fridge/freeze 'em?

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no dont. that'll make then icky and sticky and bloom when they come out.
room temp (about 70) is perfect..... theyll be fine quite awhile.
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:17 PM   #3
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From what I remember there are two kinds of chocolate bloom. One is when the chocolate gets too warm and the cocoa butter seperates, the other is sugar bloom when the chocolate is stored in a too humid environment and then the moisture evaporates from the surface - like storing in a refrigerator or freezer.

Humm - you need a cool dry place. Maybe it could be stored in the refigertor if stored in one of those HandiVac vacuum storage bags ... I don't know, I never tried it.
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A cool pantry should be fine. Refrigeration may be okay, but as already said, don't freeze it.

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