Yesterday, I received a question about a blog we posted July 12, 2012 on storing chocolate . “Any update on vacuum sealing the chocolate?” With the possible shortage of chocolate the news has been talking about and if one person has a question I am sure more do, it is time to do an update.
Several months prior to the July 12, 2012 blog my wife vacuum sealed several jars of chocolate. About two weeks ago she opened one of the jars to make a big batch of cookies for an activity. The chocolate tasted and looked normal. This was unsweetened chocolate chips. On several prior occasions, she has used some. The jars were opened and then resealed. So far all of it has been good.
We still have some more jars and will update this in the future. The jars were quart jars vacuumed sealed with a FoodSaver. Here is a link to a demonstration my wife did with one, See my Wife’s FoodSaver Demo.
They are easy to use and do a good job of extending the shelf life of many products.
Hope this answers your question.