Chocolate Care Guide


chocolate care guide

Purdys chocolates are made locally in Vancouver, Canada in small batches—and we don’t add any preservatives.

So you might think you need to enjoy them as fast as you can. We wouldn’t stop you (because we’re not heartless!), but we do have some quick tips on how you can keep your chocolate fresh for up to 6 months.

  • At Room Temperature

You can keep chocolate at normal room temperature (20-22 degrees Celsius) for up to 3 weeks. If the temperature is higher, consider refrigerating or freezing your chocolate to keep it from “blooming”.

What’s blooming? Excessive heat can make the cocoa butter separate from the cocoa. This causes a whitish film over the top of the chocolate. It’s still safe to eat, but the flavours may be a bit lost.

  • In the Fridge or in the Freezer

Store your chocolate in an airtight container or freezer bag. Chocolate absorbs strong smells/odours so it’s best to keep it away from onions, garlic, herbs, etc. so your chocolate tastes as it was meant to.

If your chocolate comes already sealed (like any of our amazing chocolate bars), just keep it as-is in the fridge or freezer.

Chocolate is generally good for up to 3 months in the fridge, and 6 months in the freezer.

  • Ready to Enjoy Again?

While some chocolates taste great frozen (try Purdys’ Snowballs chilled!), most are best enjoyed at room temperature. Typically, it takes chocolates out of the fridge about 1 hour to thaw, and 3 hours if from the freezer.