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Jun 13, 2013 11:17 AM

Flavor-Neutral Plastic Container or Wrap

I'm lucky enough to have come into possession of a number of large bars of different varieties of good dark chocolate. They're unwrapped (long story), and I need to store them for a few months.

While my first impulse is to use small zip-lock plastic sandwich bags, or cover with plastic cling wrap, I'm concerned about plastic taste leeching into the chocolate.

They must be individually wrapped; I don't want to just stack them all in a neutral (e.g. glass) container.

Any suggestions?

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    1. I swear by Stretch Tite and Freeze Tite. They do not have a flavor or an odor. If you cannot find it in a store, the King Arthur catalog has it. I have purchased it at Costco too.

      It is great stuff.

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      1. re: Candy

        Agreed. Best plastic wrap I have found. Works great, no noticeable smell.

        If you are in the Boston area you can often find it dirt cheap at Ocean State Job Lot. When I see it I stock up. 99 cents last time!

        1. re: Candy

          Me too - LOVE them! Make sure you buy the cutter that you can put on the box. I find it doesn't rip too well otherwise! I also love the fact that the Freeze Tite is wider than the regular wrap.

            1. re: iluvcookies

              That's how most bars come packaged anyway, right?

              I'd just re-wrap that way and store them together in a sealed container (3-lb coffee can?) in a cool spot.

            2. When they are wrapped, where / how will you store them for a few months?

              1. I've never had a plastic taste leech into any food that I wrapped. Have you?

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                1. re: c oliver

                  OMG yes! I think it was the BJ brand. You could smell it as soon as you opened the box. Nasty.

                  1. re: foodieX2

                    Do you mean the box of plastic wrap had a smell or that food wrapped in it had a taste?

                    1. re: c oliver

                      The plastic wrap smelled so horrific that I returned it. I would have never used it on my food. It would have definetly bled to the food. The gal at BJ's said it was a common complaint

                      1. re: foodieX2

                        Honestly, don't even know what BJs is so I defer to you :) I don't have that problem with the Costco plastic wrap.

                        1. re: c oliver

                          BJ's is Costco's number one competition- another big box warehouse store.

                      2. re: c oliver

                        I just smelled my Saran Wrap & Cling wrap separately. Both smell "plasticy". Never noticed that before.

                        1. re: miss_belle

                          Well, I certainly expect something to smell like what it is. But extrapolating that to "leaching" into the food isn't something I've experienced.

                    2. re: c oliver

                      Sure. Plastic wrap leaves a scent/flavor on cheese. I scrape off the outer surface that has touched the wrap before eating cheese that was wrapped in plastic.