Chocolate is treat that so many of us love and crave, however, it seems that many admirers do not understand the shelf life of chocolate. It actually has a fairly long shelf life, lasting for six months to a year depending upon whether it is milk or dark chocolate and if it includes any additives like coconut, nuts or dried fruit.
From Italy, we have one option that is said to be about 500 years old, Panettone. It is typically, a tall light and fluffy bread made with butter eggs, dried raisins, pieces of orange and lemon or lime juice with a tall paper wrap to help keep its shape.
I think owning a candy store has me always thinking… how did we come up with this type of candy, or what is the origin of a particular type of candy. I thought I would share a little about the history of why we give out candy on halloween, and don’t forget to stop by and see us on the 31st.