Tip 1: Don’t buy chocolates in a rush or at the last moment and just anywhere. Always go to reliable specialists who can give you helpful advice.
Tip 2: Always choose a chocolate with a shiny "coating", which is a guarantee of quality.
Tip 3: When the chocolates are to be a present, buy mixtures so that at least the recipient will really enjoy some of them.
Tip 4: Pay attention to the size of the chocolates. They should not weigh more than about ten grams so they may be put into the mouth whole and so give out all their flavours.
Tip 5: Don’t keep chocolate in the refrigerator. It is better to keep it at a reasonable temperature (between 16º C to 18º C).
Tip 6: Keep chocolate away from damp. It is its worst enemy. A watertight cover is always advisable.
Tip 7: Do not place it near strong-smelling food or other products, which could, in the long term, alter the taste of the chocolate.
Tip 8: Eat the chocolates as quickly as possible after purchase: the more recently the chocolate was made, the more it will taste creamy and melt in your mouth.
Be careful; even though it is obvious chocolates don’t like heat, they don’t like extreme cold either.
Don’t ruin them by putting them in the refrigerator. If you have to do so, take them out in advance so that they can warm up to a reasonable temperature.
Good chocolates keep fairly well for several days but be careful all the same! These are fresh products, which often contain cream, and should not be kept for weeks. To be honest, there is little chance that they will be forgotten…