"Here in Sydney we have had some really hot weather of late (some really cold days with a lot of rain too - pretty weird really).
Of course I want to be able to mail chocolate out and don't want people put off buying! So with this thread in mind…"
"Old newspaper print or heavy Kraft paper is an excellent and cheap way to provide extra insulation inside of the mailing carton. Freezing the product prior to putting it in the shipping carton also helps. And if there is time prior to pick-up time…"
"Clear == clarify?
When I was working with the US distributor for Cluizel, everything was kept in a cold storage facility at about 34F (1C). The packing was done in the same room the chocolate was stored in. Once the box was taped and foam peanuts…"
I would be happy to, except I don't ship chocolate any more and I don't have the supplies to build up a box. I should be able to do something in the next couple of weeks as I am getting a roll of insulation that I can use."
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…"
"I am starting some early planning for the Summer 2012, and this writeup was a big help.
We have been using a insulated pack system from RNC Industries. They make a biodegradable two piece pad set and have many standard sizes including pads for the…"
"A 6x6x6 box might be large enough, if you were shipping something very, very small and it was well insulated. "Empty" space in a box is insulation and so it's always better to go larger than smaller when there is any question of it…"
"I just had something melt going to Ca in 2 days. Never happened before but it has been really hot here in Atl and Ca. Do you use special insulated boxes or regular ones? I will get the insulated bubble roll, never seen…"
"Uline also carries the insulated bags. I've started getting the rolls though and making my own to fit the right size. It's much less expensive that way. You can also find mini cold gel packs. They stay cold longer…"
i have been told of plastic bottle filled only half way with water/salt solution and then frozen.
inside the box with the chocolate insulated to prevent condensation..
Does anyone know if it works? could be an alternative to gel pack?"
Hey Malena....Sorry I missed you! We were busy with the wedding and parties that the only time I could have come would have been when you were closed...Wish we could have met! I love your town! Amazing weather and beautiful!!! Went to Bakesale Betty's and Chocolatier Blue...Amoeba, the Berkeley Bowl...had a great time!