When it comes to where to store food items, we usually just refer to the packaging and do as we’re told. Except, there are a few select items that people can’t seem to come to one united conclusion on and many have their own preferences on where they’re best kept.
Ketchup, for example, should technically be stored in the fridge once opened, but many people prefer to keep it in the cupboard (who wants ice-cold ketchup?). Fruit is another one – some people like to bite into a crisp, cold apple while others prefer to keep theirs in a room temperature fruit bowl. And don’t even get us started on eggs – we take them off a shelf in the supermarket but once home put them in the fridge?
But one of the most heated debates has got to be the one surrounding the best place to store chocolate. Some people swear by keeping the treat cool in the fridge, while others can’t stand the idea of cold chocolate.
However, Cadbury have finally settled this age-old argument once and for all with a definitive answer on where chocolate should be stored. And it’s good news for Team Cupboard. Cadbury Australia put the debate to bed on Twitter, when confronted directly with the question by Twitter user @brunobbouchet.
‘Yo @CadburyAU … what’s the definitive ruling on chocolate storage? Fridge or room temp?’ he tweeted, to which Cadbury Australia replied: ‘Hi Bruno. Chocolate should always be stored in a slightly cool, dry, dark place such as cupboard or pantry at temperatures less than 21°C to ensure the quality isn’t compromised’.
Hi Bruno. Chocolate should always be stored in a slightly cool, dry, dark place such as cupboard or pantry at temperatures less than 21°C to ensure the quality isn’t compromised ?
— Cadbury Australia (@CadburyAU) May 20, 2020
So there we have it, the kings of chocolate have spoken, and who are we to disagree? Many have though, with the Twitter thread spurring comments such as ‘Request denied’, ‘I guess we’ll just have to agree to disagree @CadburyAU’ and, just simply, ‘Wrong’.
— Bruno Bouchet (@brunobbouchet) May 19, 2020
Twitter user Bruno Bouchet’s original tweet that sparked the response from Cadbury was his ‘100% accurate and definitive list of what does and does NOT go in the fridge’, where he stated some controversial opinions, such as that peanut butter, instant coffee, tomato ketchup and olive oil all belong in the fridge, while avocados, eggs, tomatoes, chocolate, butter and champagne belong in the pantry or cupboard.
And so the debates rage on.