Depending on the product you choose and how you store it, your chocolate could last up to 12 months.
Check the use by date on your package and follow these instructions to get the most from them. We think you'll eat them well before their date though :)
Store your chocolate between 16°C - 23°C
Chocolate is sensitive and has multiple kryptonite-like weaknesses including heat, light, water and any quick changes in temperature. It will even soak up smells if left uncovered. Given that, you can imagine it's not a huge fan of being in the fridge, next to leftover curry.
So how to make it work in a hot country like Australia??
Chocolate softens at 26°C and melts at 28°C, so choose a cool, dry and dark place like your pantry (or wine fridge if you have one).
Chocolates are best stored in your pantry rather than fridge
If you store chocolates in the fridge, pulling them out to eat them will result in condensation. This means firm fillings, less flavour, less shine and a sticky surface (as the sugar travels to the outside and liquifies!).
Still, chocolate without shine is better than a chocolate puddle!
That said, if you live in a warm area near 26°C...
Put chocolate in an airtight container or zip lock bag, then place in the fridge.
When you're ready, take it out of the fridge and bring to room temperature for approx 10-15 minutes (less on very warm days) before opening. Then enjoy!
Chocolate doesn't like sunlight or heat
Keep your chocolate stash away from kettles, toasters, ovens, windows, doggos and cheeky light fingered house guests!
Pantry | 5-7 days when stored in an air tight container.
Fridge | 1-2 weeks when stored in an air tight container.
Freezer | 4 weeks when stored in an airtight container.
Fridge | 1-2 days when stored in an air tight container.
Freezer | 2 weeks when stored in an airtight container. Meringue may be affected after 1 week.
If you have any questions about your treats, please let us know.