Does chocolate go off?

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    Apr 14, 2008 8:17 PM GMT
    I'd better eat the last of my Easter eggs, just in case. Yum.
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    Apr 14, 2008 8:18 PM GMT
    Maybe if they were filled with rum or cognac they would last longer? They certainly would taste great.
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    Apr 14, 2008 8:21 PM GMT
    Nah, this is Cadbury chocolate. Do u have that in the US?
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    Apr 14, 2008 8:23 PM GMT
    Yep, I love cadbury chocolates!
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    Apr 14, 2008 8:24 PM GMT
    it is time i truly came out to the world...


    I, Moudi, am a chocolate addict. I have been for 20 years, and its sooo hard to quit icon_cry.gif
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    Apr 14, 2008 8:25 PM GMT
    CADBU-WHA'?!!? YUKK!!! The BLANDEST chocolate ever!!! Very Brit. *barf*
    HERSHEYS ANYTIME, BABY!!!
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    Apr 14, 2008 8:27 PM GMT
    Hersheys!

    Bleurgh Bleurgh Bleurgh Bleurgh Bleurgh Bleurgh

    That's it Zimmy the wedding's off.

    It's a Crunchie Easter Egg. I have two Crunchie bars too.

    Now, I feel sick.
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    Apr 14, 2008 8:43 PM GMT
    Oh I'm not apologizing, I know MY food!!! I can't take shepherd's pie without soaking it in Tabasco sauce... Hmm... frog meat, anyone? x
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    Apr 14, 2008 8:47 PM GMT
    Shepherd's Pie is what we're having for the wedding breakfast.
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    Apr 14, 2008 8:48 PM GMT
    depends on the chocolate.

    Plain chocolate is pretty safe as long as its stored correctly, you can keep it for ages.

    Chocolate with other things, nuts, caramel and so forth should only be kept for a short time.

    easter eggs will still be fine, stick it in the freezer and it'll be even better!
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    Apr 14, 2008 8:51 PM GMT
    Cadbury's chocolate sold in the States are made by Hershey's. They really pale in comparison with those available elsewhere.
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    Apr 14, 2008 8:53 PM GMT
    It's all eaten now. I feel sick.
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    Apr 14, 2008 8:55 PM GMT
    Moudi saidit is time i truly came out to the world...


    I, Moudi, am a chocolate addict. I have been for 20 years, and its sooo hard to quit icon_cry.gif
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Ha !!! Moudi!!! I'm a "CHOCOHALIC" since at least age 10, lets see that makes my habit about 40 years old. But you'll keep that between us won't you!!!! LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I currently have some dark chocolate chips staring at me within arms reach here at the computer. Dark chocolate is good for you !!! so don't let anyone take away our chocolate !!! and redheadguy !!! I'll take a piece of that pie please !!!! Thanks in advance !!!!
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    Apr 14, 2008 9:05 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidShepherd's Pie is what we're having for the wedding breakfast.

    Yeah, with ground frog meat! YUM!
    Also I prefer A1 sauce over HP... eeks, puh-lease limit that brand to the PC!!! And your WALKER 'crisps'?? I'll take any other potato chip brands other than that!!!
    BLAND BLAND BLAND are the Brits, even your attempt on Indian cuisine is BLAND!!!
    And just over the weekend, what's the deal with French Fries dipped in vinegar with salt? PERVS!!! hahahahahahah!!!
    Sometimes when a Brit likes me, it worries me knowing they do so 'cos they don't have taste at all. LOLLLL
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    Apr 14, 2008 9:12 PM GMT
    Hmm. I think we're gonna have to call the whole thing off.
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    Apr 14, 2008 9:13 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidHmm. I think we're gonna have to call the whole thing off.

    Yeah, including our clothes.
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    ...and your white Adidas socks too!

    SOD OFF, I'm horny, go to sleep!!!
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    Apr 14, 2008 9:34 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidNah, this is Cadbury chocolate. Do u have that in the US?


    The Cadbury chocolate here in the states is not same as that in other parts of the world (I only know of it existing in the UK and down under)

    Galaxy chocolate is really good too. I'm happy they don't sell that stuff here b/c my waistline would quickly expand.
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    Apr 14, 2008 9:36 PM GMT
    Usually you have around a year unless the chocolate has nuts or something else in it and then it might be shorter. You might get a little bit of "bloom" which is caused either by cocoa butter or sugar separating out due to moisture and/or temperature variations. It's harmless and really only effects the texture making it a bit less smooth in the case of sugar bloom. lilTanker is right, put them in the freezer if you want to keep them longer. There are some people that will argue that it doesn't taste the same after freezing, but most people don't notice too much difference.
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    Apr 14, 2008 9:40 PM GMT
    Moudi saidit is time i truly came out to the world...


    I, Moudi, am a chocolate addict. I have been for 20 years, and its sooo hard to quit icon_cry.gif


    I'm there with you Moudi, LOVE chocolate and the darker the better! You can't beat a good dark (very dark) chocolate!!! No calories in chocolate are there? LOL
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    Apr 14, 2008 9:42 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidI'd better eat the last of my Easter eggs, just in case. Yum.



    Oh by the way, "Does chocolate go off"? Go off what? Go off the deep end? Only I go off the deep end . Hmmm.... This must be slang from across the pond . Consider yourself lucky Red, I didn't even get any chocolate for Easter icon_sad.gif
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    Apr 14, 2008 9:44 PM GMT
    Eating Chocolate is like having sex with your Ex

    ...it feels good for the moment but twenty mins later
    you're like

    What the hell did I do That for?
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    Apr 14, 2008 10:49 PM GMT
    GQjock saidEating Chocolate is like having sex with your Ex

    ...it feels good for the moment but twenty mins later
    you're like

    What the hell did I do That for?


    Sigh, that's why I don't. He's still unbelievably hot, but every time I think about it, it's like opening up a can of worms again.

    That's what getting older does for you--you finally figure out that some things just ain't worth it.
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    Apr 14, 2008 10:50 PM GMT
    Gloryholes are like a box of chocolates; ya never know what yer gonna git.
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    Apr 14, 2008 10:56 PM GMT
    Hey my last b/f was managed a chocolate shop here in Canada- I love chocolate- I eat dark ever night-YUM

    Chocolate "BLOOMS" as it ages - it gets a white film - you can still eat it BUT it is aged and does not taste as good as aged- wine -

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    Apr 14, 2008 11:11 PM GMT
    If you keep chocolate in a freezer too long, it discolors and looks ashy and the flavor degrades. When you see grey spots, that's not good so toss it. Take it from me, a true Chocoholic. 'Tis written the baby book of me that my first word was chocolate. Swedish and German chocolates are my favorites! Currently, I'm savoring a bar that is infused with Lavendar oil from Trader Joes. mmmmmm

    (Is it me or does anyone else find it strange that Moudi, being 20, claims to be a chocoholic since birth?)