Ah, spring. The flowers are blooming. The rain is falling (thankfully for us). It’s also time for us to clean out our fridge and cupboard.
What? Clean? But…oh, all right.
It’s times like these that it is good to know a thing or two about expiration dates. Those cans of whatnot that have been gathering dust in the pantry might still be good. Or are they? What about the food in the freezer? How long has it been there or do you even want to ask? We talked about expiration dates last year around this time, so check out our previous post by clicking here.
Back to the important stuff. Gourmet chocolate has started to show Best By dates on their packaging. Does this mean it is no longer edible once the date passes? Heck no! You don’t have to worry about chocolate going rancid or spoiling. Bloom is the worst that can happen, but that just means it was exposed to heat or moisture. You can still eat it or use the chocolate in recipes.
Chocolate can lose flavor over time so it is best to enjoy it close to the creation date. A bar opened five years after it was made will taste differently than a bar that was just molded. The flavors will settle and soften over time. Bars don’t last that long in my house so this is not too much of a concern for me 🙂
So have fun with your spring cleaning and enjoy the world’s best chocolate from Drexelius Chocolates while you are at it. Life is better with great chocolate 🙂
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