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Storage & Shelf Life

How should I store my chocolates?

Store your chocolates away from strong odours in a cool, dark and dry environment at temperature between 14° and 20° Celsius. Make sure you don’t leave your chocolates in direct sunlight even if the room temperate is within this range, as the chocolates can still melt under the sunlight.

Do not store chocolates in the fridge, as fridges are very high in humidity and because of this high moisture, it can result in sugar bloom.

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During a heatwave, how should I keep my chocolates cool?

During hot summer days, there’s a risk the chocolates would melt if you do not have air-conditioning and the temperature goes above 23°C. Our recommendation is to place the chocolates in an airtight container (e.g. a Tupperware box) or double-wrap in plastic bags (removing as much air as you can in the bags), and place in the bottom shelf of the fridge.

Bring the chocolate to room temperature slowly before opening the container or bag (e.g. several hours before consuming) – this will reduce the chance of condensation on the chocolates and causing the chocolates to lose the shine.

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How long will your chocolates keep?

Our products are made using natural ingredients, including cream, butter and fresh fruit and herbs. Sugar and alcohol can act as a preservative especially in our caramels and chocolates with alcohol in the ganache. We do not use any artificial preservatives and therefore the shelf life may not be as long as the chocolates you see elsewhere. #

For our filled chocolates, we recommend for maximum enjoyment, they are consumed within 4 weeks of receiving them. The flavour will diminish over time and may not taste as good as intended beyond this recommended time.

For Chocwich, Tablettes and Caramel Sauces, you have a longer time to enjoy these - See the next section for the shelf life for our products.

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What is the shelf life of your products?

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.