For chocolate lovers, the only thing worse than having no chocolate is watching their chocolate melt because it’s just too darn hot outside. But according to an expert, no matter how much you may be tempted to throw that chocolate bar in the fridge to keep it from melting away, you should try and resist at all costs.
According to chocolate expert Luke Owen Smith, as much as you may not want that chocolate bar to melt, chilling chocolate in the fridge will make it “dull,” and then it "doesn't release the flavors.”
So, what should you be doing with your chocolate? Well, Luke says the best thing to do is store it in a dark, cool and dry place, with chocolate tasting its best at room temperature. Ideally it should be ket at 59 degrees, with 50 the minimum and 68 the maxium.
But if things are getting too hot and you really have no option Smith says the best bet is to put your chocolate in a sealed container in the fridge so it doesn’t obsorb any foreign flavors from your fridge. And when you want to eat it, make sure the chocolate comes back up to room temperature before you enjoy.