While shopping at a fancy Australian chocolate shop, I stumbled upon this brochure:
That is some high-maintenance chocolate.
It taught me a great deal.
The ideal temperature for storing chocolate is 15 – 20 degrees Celsius, which means now you gotta do math.
You may think “It’s not that hot out”, but please, never leave your chocolates in a parked car. Your dog, sure, but not your chocolates, and definitely not your dog and your chocolates together, alone.
The name for that kinda-gross white powder that chocolate gets is “chocolate shock”. It’s ok to eat though.
Hey, be careful where you keep those chocolates. Cocoa butter in chocolate absorbs odors readily, so be sure to store them away from garlic, spices, and perfumed soap.
Note the number in the upper right of the brochure’s cover. Purchasing chocolates requires extensive education, and not one but at least three informational brochures.
Frankly, I don’t think I’m ready for that kind of commitment.