Freezing hershey kisses???
Ok, so my wedding is August 14th and I've been racking my brain for a very inexpensive wedding favor. My colors are siler & watermelon(hot pink). I decide to just go with candy but wanted them in my colors. Looking around they sure can be expensive!! It hit me today that Valentines Day is just around the corner and I can get kisses & dove chocolates with the wrappers being exactly the colors I want. So... to make a long story even longer... anyone have any experience with how long these might last if kept in un opened package? Freezing them? refrigerating them? Haven't been able to get a hold of Hershey yet. They would be sooo perfect and take one less thing off my mind but I dont want to be giving out stale candy.

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Jan 25, 2010 at 10:06 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
that will be fine... The shelf life of chocolate is generally a year. Ingredients such as nuts will shorten the shelf life. Chocolate kept beyond 1 year may suffer flavor loss or texture changes. ... Cocoa is considered a non-perishable item, which should maintain freshness if stored at room temperature in a tightly sealed container.


my reference is http://www.gourmetspot.com/factschocolate.htm

hope this helps... i am doing the same idea... my colors are red white and black... so the colors will be perfect.

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Jan 25, 2010 at 10:06 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I'm not 100% sure but i think you should be able to freeze them.

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Jan 25, 2010 at 10:10 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
it says it might sweat which kinda sounds gross...

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Jan 25, 2010 at 10:10 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Thanks for your help and the link! It sounds like if I keep them in the sealed packaging and the fridge they should be ok. At least the solid chocolate. I'll have to do a little more reading to find out about the caramel and cherry cordial center ones...

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Jan 25, 2010 at 10:15 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
You'll be fine freezing chocolate for a few months, if you do it for years, then when you open them they become white, but you'll be fine with only a few months in the freezer. :)

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Jan 25, 2010 at 10:17 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
http://www.candyfavorites.com/shop/shelf-life.php this has a list of a lot of different candy options.

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Jan 25, 2010 at 10:22 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
i'm doing the spoonful of kisses favors and i didn't even think of getting them soon since hershey will be packaging them special for valentines day,good idea btw.

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Jan 25, 2010 at 10:47 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I would be afraid it would get that whitish coating that chocolate sometimes get. I think I've heard that's caused by freezing it.

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Jan 25, 2010 at 11:04 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
yeah i heard the freezing is bad too... from what i read putting them in a air tight bag on a cool dark shelf works best.

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Jan 25, 2010 at 11:18 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
what i am doing is going after valentines day when they are 50-75% off just an idea!!!

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Jan 25, 2010 at 11:31 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I wouldnt freeze them, the chocolate will get white spots. You can store them in containers in a dark cool place and they should be fine for several months. Just be careful not to forget about them when summer hits, you dont want a bag of melted kisses!

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Jan 25, 2010 at 11:40 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Don't freeze them they end up looking yucky. I would find the coolest place in my house to put them in. I think the frig is better by a little than the freezer.

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Jan 25, 2010 at 11:43 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
in the basement would be good if you have one. cool but not cold.

mayo
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Jan 26, 2010 at 12:22 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
you can refreg them or freeze them and they'll be fine come wedding day. I'd say don't to either but then you have chance of them melting and being ruined... either way they'll be fine.. I live like 20 minutes away from hershey and use to work at hershey park :-D...
try hersheypa.com and see what you can do for maybe a special order. I know some states have mini hershey spots, if you have one near by, I'd check in there for a special order possibly.
Good luck

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Jan 26, 2010 at 12:28 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Do a trial run. Try freezing a few pieces and put a few in a cool place and see what happens. Maybe check them in three months. That should give you a good time frame.

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Jan 26, 2010 at 12:31 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I love to freeze chocolate before I eat it, just a thing I do I guess. In my experience freezing it, it only lasts about a week or two before it looks like it's bad. It does get a whiteish coating on it and when you bite into it its white, I would NOT suggest doing it. Your idea is good but I would do as said above and just put it somewhere cool and dark. As long as you keep them room temp and not hotter they shouldnt melt and you should be fine. Otherwise maybe you could look into making your own to match your colors.
Jan 26, 2010 at 10:27 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Like Mayo - I'm 20 minutes from Hershey as well! :) Being so close, I actually dated a woman who was a sales manager for a large region of the US. She had a closet full of everything that they make and sold, and some things that never made it to market. She never froze any of her chocolate. There is a huge difference in taste of fresh chocolate, I never noticed it until I met her. The one year rule sounds about right, it really does start going bad.

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Jan 26, 2010 at 11:59 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Freezing chocolate makes the outer part turn white (all the coco butter coming out) you're best bet is to put them in a cold storage room or something of the sort. I bought chocolates at costco at xmas and put them in my mom's cold storage..And we'll see how they turn out when we open them in august, if they look gross we're not using them..and I only pais 30 bucks for 120 of them, so, it's not a huge lowss if it doesn't work.

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Jan 26, 2010 at 12:34 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
yeah I wouldn't recommend freezing it. Your best bet is to just keep in a cool area somewhere in the house where it won't melt. I had friend who had put chocolate in the fridge and when she pulled them out a week or two later they didn't look really good.

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Jan 26, 2010 at 1:24 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Another option if you wanted to stay away from chocolate is that for valentines, sweet tarts come out in heart shapes. They may even have the candy heart sayings on them. Heart shaped candies for a wedding is really cute! A friend of mine did the heart shaped sweet tarts for her wedding a few years back.
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