Frequently Asked Questions

Below are frequently asked questions, you may find the answer for yourself

Can I store chocolate in the refrigerator?

We do not recommend refrigerating your chocolates, however if you have no alternative, keep chocolates in their original packaging, place in an airtight container and wrap completely in plastic film before placing in the refrigerator. Remove from the refrigerator at least two hours before eating, without removing the plastic film, to allow the chocolate to slowly reach room temperature.

How do I store my chocolate?

The Brugge range of chocolates is best when consumed within 1 week. The chocolates will remain fresh and best retain their delicate flavours and textures if they are kept in a dry atmosphere at a temperature range between 15 – 18 degrees. Chocolate is very sensitive, hence should also be stored away from direct light and any strong aromas.

Why has my chocolate turned white?

Chocolate turns white when the cocoa butter within the chocolate has separated toward the surface. It is often referred to as ‘chocolate bloom’. There are several causes, most often occurring as a result of warm storage conditions. Despite its appearance, chocolate that has “bloomed” is still safe to eat.

Do you offer volume discounts?

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Does Brugge La Chocolatarie have nut-free chocolates?

Unfortunately, none of our chocolates on can be labelled nut-free as all products are made and packaged in the same facility. We do have a nut-free milk chocolate fundraising bar that you can purchase here.

What is the best way to store Brugge's chocolates after my purchasing?

Chocolate is best stored at 20-22°C and consumed within approximately 3-4 weeks after purchase.