Whitakers Chocolates dark chocolate fondant creams & the debate regarding should you out chocolate in the fridge

Should you put chocolate in the fridge?

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Fridge, freezer or room temperature?!

As a nation of chocolate lovers, it’s inevitable that we enjoy our sweet treats in all kinds of ways, but, which is the correct way to enjoy chocolate?

With summer in full swing and temperatures on the rise, it seems a logical idea to pop your favourite chocolate bar or nibble in the fridge to keep extra cool. After all, we don’t want your favourite treat to turn into a melting mess. But, this is such the wrong thing to do and here’s why…

Storing chocolate in the fridge alters the texture for one. The texture of your chocolate which is usually creamy and silky turns brittle, grainy and loses its glossy look. This is due to sugar bloom, a term that is used to describe the changes chocolate experiences when exposed to warm temperatures from much colder ones.

It also can actually impact its taste as well. As cocoa butter absorbs flavours and odours, you could find yourself eating chocolate that tastes like last-night’s leftovers. The cold temperature also prevents the chocolate from releasing its natural flavours and cocoa qualities.

So, there you have it, it might be a great idea to keep your chocolate cool but to enjoy chocolate at it’s best – do not refridgerate!

To keep the quality and taste of your chocolate high, follow these simple steps:

  • Store chocolate in a temperature between 10C-20C max
  • Store away from direct sunlight in a dark cupboard
  • Store in an airtight container
  • Don’t leave your chocolate lying around – eat it quick!

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