Chocolate will last much longer if you put it in jars and use your foodsaver to
remove the air and seal the jar! I have several jars of chocolate chips.. all
were canned the same day.. recently I noticed one jar of chocolate chips had
turned sort of white.. the lid had become unsealed.. air is an enemy to
chocolate.. but they still taste good in a cookie or brownie! Tip: After
Halloween, Valentines Day, Christmas and Easter buy candy on sale and stock up..
then put them away for another day using either a foodsaver or oxygen absorbers!
I have used cocoa powder that had been stored for years and could detect no loss
of flavor. Cream a tablespoon or so (to taste) of honey with two tsp.
cocoa powder, add hot milk for a yummie treat.
I store ONLY chocolLate. When the time comes, I will be able to trade it for