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Shelf Life

At Fifth Dimension Chocolates, all our products are made using natural ingredients, including cream, butter and fresh fruit and herbs. We do not use any artificial preservatives and therefore the shelf life may not be as long as the chocolates you see elsewhere.

Here we will give you some general guidance on the "Best Before" dates for our products. Please note that "Best before" date is about quality and not safety. The food will be safe to eat after this date but may not be at its best. Its flavour and texture might not be as good. For more information on "Best Before" date (vs "Use By" date), see the Food Standards Agency website.

 

Filled Chocolates

The "Best Before" date is a minimum of 4 weeks from the date of sale. On average it would be around 6-8 weeks. After that, the flavour will diminish and will not taste as good as intended. 

We recommend that all our filled chocolates are consumed within 2 weeks of receiving them.

 

Chocwich

The "Best Before" date is a minimum of 4 weeks from the date of sale. On average it would be around 8-12 weeks.

 

Salmoran

The "Best Before" date is a minimum of 4 weeks from the date of sale. On average it would be around 8-12 weeks.

 

Tablettes / Chocolate Bars

This varies but is a minimum of 8 weeks from the date of sale. On average it would be at least 6 months.

 

Caramel Sauce

The "Best Before" date is a minimum of 4 weeks from the date of sale. On average it would be around 8-12 weeks.