Storing and transportation of Chocolate
Chocolate transportation and storage solutions
Melt in the mouth, and not before!
Almost £1 billion is predicted to be spent on Valentine’s Day this year, with chocolates topping the list for most popular gift choice for both men and women.
Let’s face it, storing chocolate after receiving them isn’t going to be a problem as the empty box will happily store itself in the recycling, so what we’re interested in is how our chocolate is stored prior to purchase.
As soon as the chocolate is packaged, it’s stored until it’s transported and shelved. As most chocolate originates from Europe, Asia or America, monitoring during transportation is a key factor in maintaining its quality; monitoring not only temperature and humidity, but impact resulting from mishandling.
If the chocolate makes it without damage this far, then storage facilities between transport and the shelf can be the next hurdle. It’s advised that chocolate should only be stored in temperature conditions of between 16°C -18°C and humidity below 50% away from strong odours so this is yet another concern for food stores.
You will therefore be glad to know that temperature, humidity and impact monitoring systems are commonly used throughout the supply chain to ensure your delicious chocolate gift reaches you in the best possible condition.
So when you’re snapping of that first chunk of chocolate this Valentine’s day, think of all the conscious efforts put in to protecting it by our friends throughout the supply chain.
Happy Valentines Day!