How Do I Store Chocolate?

“I read how to store A’Peels, but what is the best way to store real chocolate?”



The best temperature to store chocolate is going to be between 60-70℉. It is best for it to be stored in a cool, dry place away from strong odors. Chocolate tends to absorb odors, so as long as it’s far from the onions, it’ll be just fine.

Also, you should never put chocolate in the refrigerator or freezer. (GASP!) I know, you’re probably like the rest of the world out there who always puts their chocolate chips in the freezer so that they will “last longer.” But this isn’t true. Drastic change in temperatures will make the chocolate bloom. Try to keep the chocolate from experiencing a temperature shock of more than 50–so a warm kitchen to a deep freeze could certainly cause the dreaded bloom!

Never store chocolate alongside strong-smelling food: onions, garlic, or even detergent. Chocolate absorbs odors very easily and this could affect the taste of your confections really quickly!

So, the same rules that applied to the A’Peels, apply to couverture chocolate as well!

Let us know if you have any other questions!

-The Orson H. Gygi Team

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