chocolate care guide

Chocolate Care Guide

Purdys has been Canada's chocolatier since 1907 and today we're still crafting your favourites at our Factory Kitchen in Vancouver, using only 100% sustainable cocoa.

Here's a few tips on how to store your Purdys chocolates at home.

At Room Temperature

Chocolate is best stored at 20-22°C for 3 weeks. If the temperature is higher, consider refrigerating or freezing your chocolates to prevent "blooming".

What's blooming? Too much heat can make the cocoa butter separate from the cocoa solids, which creates a whitish film on top of the chocolate. This is perfectly normal and the chocolate is completely safe to eat; however the flavours of the chocolate may be a bit lost.

In the Fridge or in the Freezer

If your chocolates are factory-sealed (i.e. chocolate bars), they can be placed in the fridge or freezer directly. If storing chocolate boxes or similar, please first place into a freezer bag and seal tightly before refrigerating or freezing. If possible, keep the chocolate away from onions, garlic, herbs and other aromatic foods as chocolate tends to absorb strong smells.

Chocolates can be kept 3 months in the fridge or 6 months in the freezer and ideally should only be removed from the fridge or freezer when ready to be enjoyed. Typically, chocolate needs about 1 hour (if out of the fridge) or 3 hours (if out from the freezer) to thaw.