Travel with Personalized Chocolate Gifts

18 Jun

Chocolate is one of the most trendy holiday gifts. On Valentine’s Day, a box of chocolates is conventional, usually presented with flowers and a greeting card. It may be gifted on other holidays such as Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, and birthdays. At Easter, chocolate eggs are customary. This is a confectionery made mainly of chocolate, and can either be solid, hollow, or filled with other sweets. Chocolate encourages almost everyone, from the youngest kid to the oldest grandfather. Nothing can be sweeter than presenting your loved ones with a box full of personalized chocolate but if you have to travel to a hot country, carrying chocolates can be tough. No one wants to present dripping or melted chocolate. Hence, the following guidelines must be followed to send personalized chocolate gifts to your dear ones:

1.    Get a plastic bowl with a lid:

Try taking chocolate in a bottle or jar with a lid to prevent dripping. This will help in preventing the chocolate to lose its shape and will also protect your clothes against chocolate stains. If possible, carry chocolates in your hand carry luggage as they are less susceptible to pressure and force during travel.

2.    Avoid the Sun:

Once you reach your destination, avoid keeping your personalized chocolates and other candies under direct heat or sunlight. If they are still kept in your suitcase or bag then make sure that your baggage is not near a window to avoid sun exposure. Even during travel, avoid any exposure of your luggage to the sunlight.

3.    Store in a cool, dry place:

Chocolate has numerous sensitivities, such as temperature, air, light and moisture. For these reasons, it is best to stock up chocolate in a vacuum. Since that is most likely unavailable, keep your chocolate bars in a cool, dry, odor free region with good air passage.  Blooming occurs if chocolate is refrigerated. The shine will turn gray and the texture will be rough. Dark and milk chocolates include some anti oxidants that slow down the assimilation process, but white chocolate does not contain anti oxidants and so are more susceptible to odors and tastes.

4.    Prevent from insects:

Always store your chocolates in a safe place to protect them from insects or even rats. It is recommended to store your chocolate bars in a box with a lid to prevent any thing to get inside. Keep your chocolate bars in a safe and clean kitchen cabinet.

5.    Do not refrigerate:

Chocolate should be stored in a cool, dry, dark place. If it gets too warm, the fat comes to the top and forms a white film / layer. If it gets damp, i.e. from condensation in the fridge, the sugar comes to the top and also forms that white film. This is called as blooming. According to finedarkchocolate.com, the ideal temperature for storing chocolate is between 54 and 68 degrees. To guard them against moisture, stock up them where the maximum humidity is 70 percent.

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