Although we believe that, anytime is chocolate time, yet the concept of summer chocolates seems quite fascinating. So, what is this stir about summer chocolates? It has been heard that a handful of chocolate manufacturers feel that summer marks the end of the chocolate season; because it is hot and chocolates are difficult to store. It has also been added that summer apparently has no customary celebrations for which chocolates can be used as gift boxes. But, do we really need a reason to consume chocolates?
As far as family celebrations are concerned, they occur round the year; and, if we talk about customary celebrations that mark the calendar days, then summer too has reasons to celebrate. We have Easter, Mother’s Day, Ramadan, and Eid that we celebrate beginning from early summer to the end of it. These are some of the special occasions where not only use chocolates as gift items but also as one of our important food items served to our guests and family members.
However, chocolate sales are relatively low as compared to the other festive seasons; but this is not because of the climate change or cocoa crops. The remaining part of the year has more celebrations than this season. Also, in order to protect your sweet investments, it is important that you take extra care of your favorite stuff. You have to keep your chocolate boxes in dry cold temperatures as you don’t want them to melt before they hit your mouth.
Humidity is not good for chocolates; hence it is not a good idea to store it in a refrigerator. It should be kept a little below room temperature, so a nicely air-conditioned room would work fine. You can also put a little bit more effort to keep your favorite summer chocolates fresh and flavorful. We all know that chocolates should be kept in cool, dry place as mentioned in every chocolate packet, but how do we do it. As refrigerating the same is not advisable, you can keep it in the pantry as that is usually a dark place and if not possible, then put the items in a dark tin box. Never refrigerate a chocolate and then lay it open before you consumer to warm up. Rather, it will either be very hard to your teeth or it will melt before it hits your mouth.
Although the shelf life of most of the chocolate products is about a year, we don’t expect you to store your favorite thing for one whole year. Also, to enjoy the fresh flavor, it is better that you do not wait so much.
There is no special chocolate variety manufactured especially for summers. You can have any flavor or all the flavors round the year. But, you can try few seasonal fruit chocolates, that are, fruits wrapped with your favorite chocolate flavor. Also, gourmet items such as peanut butter and crunchy nuts infused in milk chocolate, dark chocolate candy filled with coconut, toffee flavored chocolates, orange chocolates, caramel truffles, chocolate in Hawaiian sea salt are some of the unique chocolate varieties you can try during summer days. At Njoy Chocolate, we produce some of them; but we have a huge range of chocolate varieties that you can savor any time of the year. We do not have a separate section for summer chocolates, but our varieties do match the season’s favorites. We believe in one thing while preparing chocolates that once you have it the effect should remain for you to enjoy a little bit more.