Shipping chocolate is a very challenging task, and a lot of thought has to go into it. While it is now the winter and the concerns of shipping aren’t as drastic, chocolate can still be a very finicky product. If it is at room temperature, it could soften. If it is too chilly, it can lose its taste quality through “blooming,” where its sugar rises up to the surface. With Valentines Day approaching in a few weeks, there hasn’t been a better time to think about shipping chocolates to a friend or loved one. At the Dry Ice Corp, however, you can ship chocolate like a professional. Read on to learn how!
Packing and Shipping Materials
Preparing your chocolates for a trip requires a few different materials. You’ll need a cardboard box that has enough space to store not only the good but also the insulation and coolant that is required. Especially if you are mailing more delicate chocolate items like truffles, you should provide more room for possible rough handling during the shipping.
It will help a lot to insulate your product but set in foam boards on the very bottom and within your box’s walls. Insulating bubble wrap could also keep your sweets and your coolant in one piece. The refrigerant should also go underneath your chocolates.
Why Ship with Dry Ice?
Dry ice is a good choice for shipping coolant. It is lightweight, eco-friendly, highly-effective, and clean. Dried ice weighs less and takes up less space than wet ice or gel packs do, saving you plenty on shipping costs. Because it is a frozen carbon dioxide, it is a substance that exists naturally in the world and doesn’t harm the environment at all. Solid CO2 will sublimate back into the air, leaving no watery mess for you to clean. Because of how chilly it is, it keeps bacteria in check too. With the right measurements of this ice, your fine chocolate can reach its destination in pristine condition.
How the Dry Ice Corp Can Help You
The Dry Ice Corp can help you figure out how much dry ice you need, and they’ll provide shipping services too. For a free quote on exaclty how much dry ice you may need, give us as much information as possible about your box, the destination, shipping schedule, and chocolate products.
Dry Ice For All Your Needs
Dry Ice Corp is the largest regional supplier of dry ice and related products in the Northeastern United States. Our ice is fresh and delivered right to your doorstep. We are happy to help you determine the best way to ship your goods, whether you have a huge amount of cookies or a single pie, and help you select the perfect amount of dry ice for the job. Give us a call at (201) 767-3200 or contact us online for a quote. To connect with us online, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.