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chocolate gift idea that won't melt?

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i've got kind of a strange question: i would like to bring some dark chocolate to my grandmother in india but will be traveling for a month before then (in the summer)... does anyone have any suggestions for dark chocolate that won't melt? i thought something candy-coated might work... like m&m's but nicer? thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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  1. I have no suggestions for any candy that could withstand that kind of heat/travel.

    Perhaps a jar of dark chocolate sauce would do the trick? There are brands of sauce that don't have HFCS and are quite good.

      1. I think chocolate fudge would travel better than most chocolate candy products. Obviously you'd still need to not expose it to high temperatures in as much as you can. Good Luck.

        1. Pylones-that store that sells all those little toys and fun items has purses-like clutch purse or whatever u call it shaped to look like candy bars w chocolate scent! Really! It does smell like chocolate. Non edible of course.

          1. Have you thought to call any of the chocolate stores...Jacques Torres, Kees, Richart, Leonidas and see what they suggest?

            1. What about a very good quality cocoa, that could be used to make treats when you arrive at your grandmother's? It's definitely a challenge. I had friends in India ask be to bring them chocolate chips, and they basically melted into a solid block on the way from the airport to home. They didn't mind, and just peeled off the plastic and chopped up the chocolate to make cookies.

              1. Chocolate shortbread in a tin to be hand carried.

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                1. re: Riverman500

                  I'd be afraid that most of the cookies would be broken after a month of traveling. Maybe with lots of padding inside/bubble wrap?

                  1. re: kathryn

                    Yikes I missed the "travelling for a month" part. In that case forget the shortbread.