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Flavor-Neutral Plastic Container or Wrap

Jim Leff Jun 13, 2013 11:17 AM

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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    C70 Jun 13, 2013 11:39 AM

    what about foil?

    1. Candy Jun 13, 2013 11:47 AM

      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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        foodieX2 Jun 13, 2013 03:19 PM

        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!

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          jbsiegel Jun 13, 2013 05:43 PM

          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.

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            Jim Leff Jun 13, 2013 11:03 PM

            Thanks, Candy, sounds good.

          2. iluvcookies Jun 13, 2013 03:25 PM

            Wax paper or foil would work.

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              kaleokahu Jun 13, 2013 04:15 PM

              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. Veggo Jun 13, 2013 04:24 PM

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

              1. c oliver Jun 13, 2013 05:25 PM

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

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                  foodieX2 Jun 13, 2013 05:57 PM

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

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                    c oliver Jun 13, 2013 06:13 PM

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

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                      foodieX2 Jun 13, 2013 06:41 PM

                      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

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                        c oliver Jun 13, 2013 06:56 PM

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

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                          foodieX2 Jun 13, 2013 06:58 PM

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

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                        miss_belle Jun 13, 2013 07:07 PM

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

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                          c oliver Jun 13, 2013 07:11 PM

                          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.

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                      Melanie Wong Jun 13, 2013 10:50 PM

                      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.

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