When Good Chocolate Goes Bad

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When Good Chocolate Goes Bad

If kept in a cool dark place and wrapped well, dark chocolate will stay good for one year before the taste is compromised. Candy containing milk chocolate, however, will begin to show its age after about six months. To tell if chocolate is getting old, look for white spots. These spots are called “bloom” and appear when the cocoa butter separates and rises to the surface of the chocolate.



7/22/2006 10:23:53 AM
hempster said:

Can "bloomed" chocolate still be used in baking recipes?


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