Merckens Marquis Milk Chocolate Blocks has a rich milk and smooth chocolate flavor.
Cacao Range: 32-34%
Must be Tempered
Storage & Shelf Life: Always store chocolate in a dry, dark place at a temperature of 53.6°F to 60.8°F. So: never in the fridge. Also avoid temperature shocks of more than 50°F: your chocolate might develop a white sheen. This does not affect the taste, but admit it: a dark, shiny and good looking praline or chocolate bar looks far more tempting.
Never store chocolate alongside strong-smelling foodstuffs. Chocolate absorbs odors very easily and this could affect the sublime taste of your favorite treat.
The best temperature to consume chocolate is at 64.4°F to 69.8°F. At this temperature, chocolate remains crunchy, yet is ready to fully release all of its flavors and aromas in your mouth. So always give chocolate the time to acclimatize from its storing temperature to room temperature.
Quality cocoa, dark and milk chocolate have a long shelf life by nature. The cocoa polyphenols naturally present help to protect dark and milk chocolate from oxidation for long periods. They are natural preservatives. If the above instructions are followed Merckens Marquis Milk Chocolate Blocks shelf life is approximately 12 - 18 months.
Merckens wafers are made in a plant that manufactures peanut flavored item. Those items are manufactured on segregated equipment. There is no shared machinery or tools. Merckens believes their product to be peanut free but suggest that the decision is a personal one made by the consumer.