What’s the best temperature to keep chocolate (and your Cosy home) at?

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Too warm and the chocolate will melt, too cool and the chocolate will be and tooth-breakingly tough. With Easter and lots of chocolate-y eggs just around the corner, it’s time to get to the bottom of this!

So, what is the best temperature to keep chocolate (and by extension, your home) at?

Too hot…

The melting point for chocolate is between 30-32ºC. The fact that this is ever so slightly lower than body temperature is why chocolate melts so nicely in your mouth. Mmmmm. It also means that, unless you have your home temperature set to a toasty 32ºC in an attempt to try and recreate your last summer holiday in Costa del Cosy, your chocolates’ chances of melting should be slim (something which can’t be said about our post-Easter waistlines) to none.

Too cold…

In cold, humid conditions (the sort your chocolate will face if you store it in the fridge) this can cause a sugar bloom to form. Never fear though! Even if you pop out for a few days over Easter, by setting your Cosy to Hibernate mode (default 6ºC) or Slumber mode (default 12ºC), this will stop your home from plummeting to fridge-like temperatures (1-3ºC) even if there’s a cold snap. Phew! You just can’t trust this British weather, can you?

Just right…

Turns out the best temperature to keep chocolate at is 18-21ºC. Good news if your idea of the perfect room temperature is somewhere between these! Just make sure that your chocolate is stored out of direct sunlight and drafts – so, similar to the sort of conditions your Cosy display should be placed in too.

Other top tips to help keep chocolate at its best

Now that you’ve set your Cosy to the optimum chocolate-storing temperature you can sit back, relax and wait for the Easter Bunny to arrive…

The only thing left to remember is that milk chocolate has a shelf life of about a year – white chocolate only lasts four months. So if you do happen (shock horror!) to have some leftover choccies you should probably eat them, pronto. Just in case…