Depending on storage, your chocolate could last 2 weeks or 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 :)
Retail range shelf life:
The custom order bon bon range has a shorter shelf life to the fragile nature of bon bon shells:
Store your chocolate between 18°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 left over curry.
So how to make it work in a hot country like Australia??
Chocolate softens at 29°C and melts at 34°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 a regular fridge, you run the risk of introducing bacteria to fillings through condensation. This same condensation will also remove the shine from chocolates when they're removed from the fridge.
That said, if you live in a warm area near 28°C...
Put chocolate in an airtight container or ziplock bag, then place in the fridge.
When you're ready, take it out of the fridge and bring to room temperature for approx 1 hour (less on very warm days) before opening. Then enjoy!
Keep in mind that while placing your chocolates in the fridge will prevent them from melting, it can remove shine and shorten shelf life. Still, chocolate without shine is better than a chocolate puddle!
Fridge | one week when stored in an air tight container.
Freezer | two 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.