How to Store Freeze Dried Candy, Lollies, Sweets, Ice Cream, and Chocolate: Your Total Guide

How to Store Freeze Dried Candy, Lollies, Sweets, Ice Cream, and Chocolate: Your Total Guide

If you're a fan of freeze dried treats like candy, lollies, sweets, ice cream, and chocolate, you're in for a delightful read. We understand that indulging in freeze dried goodness is a unique experience, but proper storage is crucial to keep these tasty delights fresh and enjoyable for long term storage way past the best by date. If stored correctly your Freeze Dried Candy will stay fresh for years and years. Some say 25+ years.   

The ideal way to store Freeze Dried Candy varies based on your storage duration goals. If you plan to enjoy them soon, the simplest approach is to keep them in their original bag, ensuring you use the zip sealer to seal it tightly.

Keep out of direct sunlight and once opened keep sealed to keep the freeze-dried crunch.   Freeze dried candy should be treated the same way as you would treat a bag of potato chips. Left open to the elements they can and will absorb moisture from the air making them loose their crunch and freshness.   Always seal tight for longer lasting freshness. However, please note that our bags are crafted from high quality food grade material and are NOT designed for long-term storage, as moisture may gradually permeate through. For longer term storage, consider using a screw-top glass jar, which is a reliable option.

In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through the best practices for storing Freeze Dried Candy, Lollies, Sweets, Ice Cream, and Chocolate, ensuring that you get the most out of your treats.

  1. Choosing the Right Storage Container:

    • When it comes to preserving the freshness of freeze-dried candy, lollies, sweets, ice cream, and chocolate, your choice of storage container matters. Opt for airtight containers made of high-quality materials like glass or plastic, ensuring they have a strong seal to keep moisture out.  You can even place your unopened bag inside a airtight container for double protection. Freeze Dried Candy airtight storage containers

  2. Keep It Cool and Dry:

    • Freeze Dried Lollies are incredibly susceptible to moisture. Store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity. Excess moisture can cause the candies to become sticky and lose their delightful crunch.

  3. Avoid Temperature Extremes:

    • Freeze Dried candies and sweets are best kept at a consistent temperature. Fluctuating temperatures can lead to condensation, which can be detrimental to the quality of your treats. A pantry or cupboard is an excellent choice for storage.

  4. Use Silica Gel Packs:

    • To further prevent moisture from ruining your freeze dried goodies, consider placing silica gel packs in the storage container. These packs will help absorb any excess moisture and keep your treats in top condition.
    • All of our  bags come  with a Silica Gel Pack that can be easily reactivated in a microwave. To do so, simply place it in a shallow, microwave-safe dish and heat it at a medium power setting for a couple of minutes, taking care not to overheat it, as this could render it ineffective. Freeze Drtied Candy Storage Silca Gel packets

  5. Package Them Individually:

    • If you have multiple freeze dried candy items, consider packaging them individually before storing them together in a larger container. This prevents cross-contamination of flavors and helps maintain their unique taste profiles.  Chocolate can easily absorb odors from its surroundings, so be mindful of where you store it. Avoid placing it near strong-smelling items to preserve its delightful taste.

  6. Label and Date Your Containers:

    • To keep track of freshness, always label and date your storage containers. This way, you'll know exactly how long your treats have been stored and can prioritize consumption accordingly.

  7. Consume Within a Reasonable Time Frame:

    • While freeze-dried candies and sweets have a longer shelf life compared to their non-freeze-dried counterparts, they are still best enjoyed within a reasonable time frame to ensure optimal taste and texture.

  8. Re-Seal Opened Packages:

    • If you've opened a package of freeze-dried treats but can't finish it all at once, make sure to reseal it tightly. Use a clip or airtight bag to maintain freshness.

  9. Freeze Dried Ice Cream:

    • Unlike traditional ice cream, freeze-dried ice cream doesn't need freezing and should be stored like other freeze dried goodies.

  10. Freeze Dried Chocolate Goodies

    •  To prevent melting, keep freeze-dried chocolate goodies cool and shielded from direct sunlight. 

Conclusion: Now that you're armed with the knowledge on how to store Freeze Dried Candy, Lollies, Sweets, Ice Cream, and Chocolate, you can ensure that your favorite treats stay fresh and delicious for longer. Proper storage not only maintains their taste and texture but also allows you to enjoy them at your leisure.

Discover the ultimate Freeze Dried Candy experience at our store, we're dedicated to providing you  the largest selection and unbeatable value for your money in Australia.   

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