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.
The "Best Before" date is usually around 10 weeks from the date of manufacture. 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.
The "Best Before" date for our Marshmallow Chocwich is usually 3 months from the date of manufacture, and for our Pate de Fruits Chocwich is 4 months from the date of manufacture.
The "Best Before" date for Salmoran is usually 5 months from the date of manufacture.
Tablettes / Chocolate Bars
This varies but is usually a minimum of 6 months from the date of sale.
The "Best Before" date is usually 3 months from the date of manufacture.