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Old 12-05-2006, 08:26 PM   #1
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Best way to ship homemade candy??

I want to send my son some fudge and other homemade candy, but, not sure about the best way to do this. Is there a good way of doing this and still keep the candy fresh or at least not drying out?

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Old 12-05-2006, 08:50 PM   #2
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Maybe wrap them individually in plastic wrap and then in foil, then place all into a cookie tin and pack it tightly. I dont know how warm it is where you are, but you may have to pack it a styrofoam cooler.
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Old 12-05-2006, 08:56 PM   #3
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Put the fudge in a ziplock bag. Press out most of the air, and then stick a straw into the tiny hole you've left open in the zipper. From there, suck out the remaining air. You'll see the bag cling to the contents. Pull the staw out when you can get no more air out, and finish zipping it. This is called sous vide, which means without life or air. Best way to ship the fudge, or even cookies. Hard candy is another matter. Humidity is going to wreck havoc unless you wrap pieces individually. Then cushion the packages with paper towels or newspaper, and head off to the post office.
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Old 12-05-2006, 08:59 PM   #4
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Amber, it's cold here, thankfully. I don't have to worry about the heat. I don't have any hard candies, so, I'll do them all in the ziploc bag. I never would have thought of that. Thanks!!
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Old 12-05-2006, 09:15 PM   #5
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Even though it's a bit heavier, you may want to do what the Ethel M candy company does for their shipping: after packaging the candy, the box is wrapped really good in bubble wrap, then there's a 'nordic ice' on top of the package. (it's a freezable cooler thingie, like 'blue ice') It keeps the chocolates cold and fresh.
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Old 12-06-2006, 04:13 AM   #6
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Little Trick

I would definitely suggest wrapping them in the ziplock bags and sucking the air out...especially with fudge because that can dry out easy...If you are in a cold place and you are shiping through a cold area then you won't have to worry about keeping them cooler then the air temp...anything room temp or below will be fine...
One trick...you can always add something called "invertase" to your fudge...this is an enzyme that breaks down sugar to liquid...what it does for fudge is it keeps it soft for a longer period of time...add this to fudge once it has cooled and right before you mix it together to build the crystal structure of the fudge...just a little hint

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Old 12-06-2006, 12:13 PM   #7
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Wow! I need to try that product! Where do you normally find invertase?
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Old 12-06-2006, 04:42 PM   #8
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I think Pastry Chef Central - Baking & Pastry Superstore has some(Invertase)...always remember to refridgerate it though...it is a live enzyme and likes cold temps...

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pack it in marijuana and cuban banded cigars.

they'll never look twice.

wait. nevermind. it was the other way around.
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pack it in marijuana and cuban banded cigars.

they'll never look twice.

wait. nevermind. it was the other way around.
bt, the reason I just adore you is because you always have a great solution to every problem.
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