Probably you have received a wonderful box of chocolate covered strawberries or you prepared one for your family or guest? And you wonder how to keep chocolate covered strawberries from sweating or how to keep them fresh, how long can chocolate covered strawberries last without refrigeration etc?
Well you are in the write place to read all about how to really enjoy chocolate covered strawberries. Chocolate Covered Strawberries exude elegance and sophistication but a lot of people get confused whether to eat them on the same day they received them or put them into the refrigerator. So the first question is
Do chocolate covered strawberries need to be refrigerated?
If you plan to keep them around for at least 48 hours, put them in the fridge, but do so with caution. Because they will cause mold and sweat after a while. The best way to minimize sweating is to place a couple of paper sheets into the bottom of a container. Store the strawberries on the top of paper sheet towes. Or you can wrap them with plastic wrapper or aluminum foil which will increase the airflow and prevent sweat.
How long can chocolate covered strawberries last without refrigeration?
The best advice is to store them at room temperature only for a day. If stored longer than 24 hours, then strawberries can gradually release moisture so they get mushy. Also if the weather conditions don’t allow strawberries to be stored in the room then use the advice we mentioned above and put them in the refrigerator. Be aware that condensation will occur and chocolate can get chalky.
How long do chocolate covered strawberries last in the refrigerator?
Chilled strawberries will have a nice crunch to the chocolate, whereas room temperature strawberries will have slightly softer chocolate.Do not keep them for more than two or three days in the refrigerator. Simply look over them, if you notice any changes like falling off or tops of the strawberries seem mushy and get rid of them.
Is it better to freeze or refrigerate chocolate covered strawberries?
Avoid freezing chocolate covered strawberries.If you store them in the freezer they will be rock hard and you won’t be able to give them a bite. After taking them out of the freezer they still sweat and will not be edible. Strawberries don’t contain any ingredients that need to be freezed and they actually are better when kept in a cool place.