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Where to keep decadent chocolates?

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  • roze Feb 13, 2007 02:56 PM
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Got an early Valentines gift of Pierre Marcolini's chocolate--so good. Problem--it is so fresh I don't know where to keep it. I live in a small nyc apartment. Will the fridge make it lose it's flavor? Its so fresh right now. I have it on the windowsill.

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  1. Don't keep them in the fridge. The moisture is terrible for chocolate. Just keep in the coolest place you can and eat them fast!

    1. Keep??? KEEP????!!!!

      Eat 'em!

      1. The box is huge!!!! I could easily eat about 6- 10 peices a night. I got about 50- great boyfriend!!!

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        1. re: roze

          Damned, we should all have that problem! Delight in your friend, share with others. What can be more fun than to see the OMG look on a person's face when they get first taste? I am truely serious. Pay it forward...

        2. Totally plan to give a few away so everyone can enjoy--I love to spread the wealth- no worries! But not so many that my SO thinks I don't like it or anything..there's a fine line there in some ways w/ a V- Day present....hence the question.

          And to be honest I don't have to many non-coworker friends here that I think would truly enjoy it. BTW it's actually snowing in nyc- if my work is cancelled tomorrow this will be a non-issue as I will be home all day gorging!

          1. See...Mother Nature knows best.......;)

            1. I got the same thing from my parents when they came back from Belgium last year. I have enormous will power, so the box ended up lasting me about a month. I kept them in the refrigerator. I'm sure there was some flavor loss, but they were still delicious.

              1. On our hips.

                1. Best place to keep decadent chocolates? In your bedroom closet, where nobody else can find them!

                  1. Leave them out somewhere cold for a week but after that freeze them and defrost what you want to eat for a few minutes. The refrigerator is always a bad choice.

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                    1. re: JudiAU

                      I had always heard the same thing about chocolate, but whenever I'm at Kee's, I always hear her recommending that her hand made chocolates be kept refrigerated (sp?) , preferably in the crisper.

                    2. My Mother always kept hers in the nighttable drawer, til we figureed out they were there...then I don't know where they went.

                      1. Best would be to keep them someplace cool, not cold, in a zip-top bag or other airtight container. The window sill is OK if it doesn't get any sun; otherwise, try an exterior wall (especially if your building's insulation is mediocre).

                        The fridge isn't ideal, and an airtight container is a must. But I'll bet they'll keep fine for at least a week or so at cool room temperature. And remember, chocolate makes a lovely breakfast!

                        Anne

                        1. I've had good luck keeping fine chocolates in the fridge--better than letting them go to waste. I first started doing this when I ordered chocolates from La Maison du Chocolate. They reccommended that I place the box in a ziploc bag and store it in the crisper. Then take out what you plan to eat at a time and let them come up to room temp--takes a good hour or so--very hard to wait! This has worked well with ganache and other filled chocolates.

                          Some chocies freeze well--my mother gets a big batch of Fannie Mae's twice a year and they keeep beautifully in her standalone freezer at 0 degrees.