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Devika Chopra
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Can chocolate go rancid/ taste off once opened- Please help !

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carol H Nov 24, 2012. 2 Replies

HiI am trying to work with chocolate in a high humidity country. ( between 60 and 80 %) I was wondering what is the normal shelf life of chocolate once you open it from the manufacturers packet. I…Continue

 

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Carol H replied to Devika Chopra's discussion Can chocolate go rancid/ taste off once opened- Please help !
"Moisture and heat are bad news... both shorten shelf life and can affect taste and texture (as can too much cold + moisture... which is why you don't keep chocolate refrigerated). Cool and dry are the best conditions."
Nov 24, 2012
ramya replied to Devika Chopra's discussion Can chocolate go rancid/ taste off once opened- Please help !
"ther is no dought that chocolate get spoiled wen exposed to humidity, avoid contact with air by foiling, or by keeping in air tight containers, or keep in closed room to avoid as much as humidity,  nobody canot say how soon a chocolate will get…"
Nov 22, 2012
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Can chocolate go rancid/ taste off once opened- Please help !

HiI am trying to work with chocolate in a high humidity country. ( between 60 and 80 %) I was wondering what is the normal shelf life of chocolate once you open it from the manufacturers packet. I normally keep it well sealed in an air tight container and the room temp. is normally between 20-27 maximum. I know I may need to invest in cold storage for the chocolate. But, it has really been bothering me that once opened from the manufacturers pack , some of the chocolate has been tasting - a bit…See More
Nov 20, 2012
Devika Chopra replied to Boby John's discussion Gami tempering Machine
"Hi Ankur thanks for the response. I am very much in touch with ipfco and have bought a melter from them already :). Thanks works great. I will be investing in a tempering machine at a slightly later stage."
Oct 22, 2012
Devika Chopra and Chirag Bhatia are now friends
Jun 21, 2012
Devika Chopra replied to Malena Lopez-Maggi's discussion Summer shipping tips & tricks?
"That will be great Clay! I can wait - my email id is devika.kandhari@gmail.com. Or you could just post it here so that everyone can benefit. "
Jun 20, 2012
Devika Chopra replied to Malena Lopez-Maggi's discussion Summer shipping tips & tricks?
"Dear Clay Thank you for the wonderful insight, I am planning to start deliveries in India ( where the weather is mostly extreme ). Could you be kind enough to post a photo of the packaging- how it looks and where the dry ice fits. It will really be…"
Jun 20, 2012
Tom Bauweraerts and Devika Chopra are now friends
Mar 13, 2012
Devika Chopra replied to Matt C's discussion Selmi tempering machine question
"Dear Tom I will send you an email by tomm. Thanks for the reply "
Mar 1, 2012
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Feb 22, 2012
Devika Chopra replied to Matt C's discussion Selmi tempering machine question
"Dear Tom I have been trying to contact selmi on the email on its website as well sent an email to your id few months ago but got no reply. I am looking to find if you have distributors in India ?"
Feb 20, 2012
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Feb 17, 2012
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Chocolate In India

Along with Australia and Hawaii, a very large number of ChocolateLife members are in India. ChocolateLife member Subhashini Rajasekaran asked me to put together this group as a place to gather and discuss.See More
Feb 17, 2012
Devika Chopra replied to Sarah Hart's discussion tempering machine for lemon curd????
"Thanks so much Kerry that really helps :)"
Jan 20, 2012
Devika Chopra replied to Sarah Hart's discussion tempering machine for lemon curd????
"Hi Clay, I just had a thermomix demo at my place . I am a budding chocolatier and though the lady at the demo said TMX tempers chocolate and and there seem to be some videos online by callebaut- but they look slightly vague- and the temper tests…"
Jan 17, 2012
Devika Chopra replied to Boby John's discussion Gami tempering Machine
"Hi Bobby -  I am based in india too and would be very happy to hear what sort of chocolate you are manufacturing - are u supplying to chocolatiers also ?. I also wanted to know who did you use as a supplier for the tempering machines in india.…"
Nov 8, 2011

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Most memorable chocolate experience:
Making chocolate in my studio apartment with smallest kitchen that ever exists and jumping with joy when they were finished and looked like precious glistening gemstones in my little minibar fridge
My favorite chocolate is:
Dolphin- chai tea latte flavor

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