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Old 09-12-2019, 01:04 PM
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No, I'm not talking about keeping it safe from family. I'm cleaning out closets and just discovered a fair supply of semi-sweet chocolate chips, double wrapped in freezer zip lock bags and stuffed in gallon jars. It wasn't intended for long term storage but...I totally forgot about it.

It was purchased in 2010, kept in the house between 60-70 degrees. Looks and smells normal, although the chips in one partially filled jar have a bit of that white bloom (the rest are normal in color). I tasted one (I'm super sensitive to rancid tastes/smells) and it was fine but I know that's no guarantee. I am concerned whether the fat could be rancid.

So if I need to toss this, in the future can chocolate be safely stored in the freezer, and for how long?
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I’ve had chocolate chips for years and they were fine. They do get that bloom but it doesn’t affect the taste and when they are in baked goods the color returns to normal. I’ve never smelled a rancid odor. Not like with nuts where there is a definite rancid smell when they’ve “gone over”.
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I found a tube of M&M minis that were at least 15 years old. Granted they are in a plastic tube, but they were just in a box with a bunch of paperwork I was sorting through. I opened them up, they were kind of crumbly, a little chalky looking in spots & they were stale tasting, but still tasted like chocolate. After tasting them just with the tip of my tongue, I ate a few with no problems. I ate several more & never had a problem. I do have a reputation for having a cast iron gut though, as I can eat stuff that gives most people a gut ache with no problems.

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Be careful with peanut M&Ms. The nuts can have worms in them when they’re older.
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