While it may make sense to store chocolate in the fridge, especially in warmer climates, it can do more harm than good. Despite what we’ve been told, you should not store chocolate in the fridge as it can absorb all the smells of the refrigerator, which can impact the taste, especially if you have foods with strong odors, such as cheese. And nobody wants to taste stinky cheese with their chocolates.
Chocolate is best stored in a cool, dry place and kept in an airtight container so that it doesn’t absorb any unpleasant odors around it. You should also keep it away from direct sunlight, as the sun will affect the flavor.
When stored in a cool, dry place, milk chocolate will last for over a year, dark chocolate for almost two years, white will keep for four months, and truffles will keep about three to four months.
However, if you must store chocolate in the fridge, there are a few measures to take to keep it tasting fresh. Start by wrapping the chocolate and then place it in an airtight container. Then when you want to use it, bring it out and allow it to warm up to room temperature.
Chocolate should last three to six months if stored properly.
If you need to store chocolate for an extended time, the freezer is the best way to go. But before you place the chocolate in the freezer, you should keep it in the fridge for twenty-four hours and then move it to the freezer.
When it’s time to remove it from the freezer, you want to store the chocolate in the fridge for twenty-four hours and then allow it to settle at room temperature before enjoying it.
So, while it’s not recommended to store chocolate in the fridge, your chocolate will stay fresher longer if you follow the above steps.
At Lazar’s, we have a wide variety of delicious chocolates for you and your loved ones to enjoy. From chocolate-covered almonds to the traditional chocolate bar. And if you’re not quite into chocolate, we also carry a variety of candies, fruits, and dried nuts. There is something for everything at our store.
For more information about any of our products and how to place an order, visit our website or give us a call at 1(516)829-5785. Contact Lazar’s today! We will answer any questions you may have.