As for truffles, bonbons, and other chocolate confections, storing them in a
sealed container at room temperature and keeping them in a cool, dry, dark place
away from heat, moisture, and strong scents is key to ensuring that when it is
taken out, it tastes just as delicious as it should.
However, in most cases, we will see sugar or fat bloom when open it up,
meaning there is a whitish coating on it. Before we discuss how to store
chocolate confections, we should know where sugar or fat bloom comes.
Sugar bloom occurs when chocolate is exposed to humidity for an extended
period, and fat bloom occurs when chocolate is exposed to heat. Moisture draws
out sugar, and when it evaporates, white sugar crystals rise to the surface of
your bar. While it is safe to eat chocolate with sugar bloom, it's way more fun
to enjoy shiny, beautiful chocolate confections!
Fat blooming mostly occurs when chocolate has gone through some heat
fluctuation during storage. For example, on a hot day, chocolate can reach its
melting point and later cool down, which can cause the cocoa fat to release from
its tempered stage and seep to the surface. It will taste almost the same if it
is with a fat bloom, but its appearance is impaired.
Store chocolate within the proper temperature range. Chocolate melts close to
body temperature and thus needs to be stored at a cool ambient temperature. If
your environment allows it, ideally you should store chocolate between 15°C to
21°C (58°F – 70°F). Also, be mindful of moisture and humidity. Water causes
sugar bloom, but to add to this, lipid oxidation is the main cause of spoilage
and off-flavor formation in chocolate. Besides, remember the cocoa butter in
chocolate takes on the aromas of nearby objects. That’s why it’s a bad idea to
keep your chocolate where you keep your coffee.
If the ambient conditions are not ideal, a pantry might not be enough. The
best kinds of storage are the kind that can control both temperature and
humidity levels, like specialized wine cabinets, though those can get expensive.
But if you are running a gourmet chocolate business, air-tight storage
containers are a must, though vacuum sealing would be ideal.
This chocolate fridge (the name says it all) has been specially designed for
chocolate and pastries and cakes; it stores chocolate at the perfect temperature
and prevents it from absorbing 'alien' smells. More and more chocolate &
candy stores are using chocolate fridges not just for preservation, but more for
chocolate display and brand promotion which can ensure that your chocolate will
not be overwhelmed and stand out from competitors. A successful chocolate
display fridge can catch consumers’ eyes for the first time and generate impulse
Next, let’s take about how to get the right chocolate fridge for your
Good energy efficiency
The energy-efficient commercial chocolate fridge will bring you savings on
lower electricity bills. If your display refrigerator needs to be used for a
long time, then it is worth spending more money on an energy-efficient device,
because lower operating costs will reduce its life cost over time.
Mechanical temperature control
In order to keep your storage appropriately and consistently cool, your
display fridge should match the immediate weather conditions in which your
storage is being used. The temperature control was created to help with this. If
your chocolate fridge is used on the Cafe floor, then a temperature control
should be appropriate. But if you're in a busy commercial kitchen, where the
temperature is usually higher than 32℃, then you need to be tropical.
A clear glass door with a damper hinge
It is worth choosing a clear glass door that allows you to quickly see what
you have in supply and stock; especially when your refrigerator is
customer-facing like most cases, it will make your salesperson's job easier
because they can easily view the items they are displaying. Damper Hinges have a
special mechanism built in which allows them to suppress some of the momentum
created during closing. This has the benefit of creating a soft close effect.
This has the further benefit of preventing slamming. This is especially
important if you're selling food and drinks to the public from a chocolate
fridge, as it ensures that customers don't accidentally jam their fingers after
choosing a product and closing the door.
Chocolate fridges are very important to stay at the top of the competition.
Always buy an appliance that can give your chocolate confections the best
preservation. Having a nice display unit gives an advantage over all the other
shops which increases the customer influx of the shop.
Smad chocolate fridge will help display your beautiful chocolate and increase
your customers and flourish the business.