Chocolate is always a popular gift choice, no matter the occasion. When it comes to weddings, the bombonieres and chocolate favours bags that guests receive from the couple often tend to be different types of chocolaty treats. If you are planning to have your bombonieres filled with chocolate delight, then here are some tips to follow:
- Keep an eye on the temperature! – One of the most important points to consider, whether you are considering designer chocolate bars or brownies, is the temperature. Chocolate can melt easily if you are not careful, and seeing all your hard efforts at pleasing guests melting away is certainly not very heartening. This is why you should keep an eye out for the temperatures – chocolate should be stored at temperatures between eighteen and twenty-two degrees Celsius. If you are having your wedding outside, you might have to reconsider using chocolates for your bombonieres – unless you can keep them inside, or in the shade at the very least.
- The fridge is a bad idea – whilst you need to make sure your chocolates do not melt, it is also a bad idea to keep them refrigerated. The reason is because chocolates can bloom (i.e. they develop that whitish, powdery-like coating as a result of the sugar or fat reacting with the moisture of the fridge), and this can make them look far from aesthetically appealing. Instead, have your chocolate favours bags stored on a table in your venue, and have the air conditioning turned on to ensure they do not melt.
- Wrappings and sealing – another point to pay attention to is ensuring that your chocolates are all properly wrapped up. Since they are food, you do not want them to come into contact with germs and the like, and there is always the possibility that they could get wet. An airtight wrapping (and possibly, sealing them in a jar or the like) can easily avoid any mishaps damaging your favour bags.
- Candy it up – if you will be hosting your wedding outdoors, or in the middle of summer, it might make sense that your chocolates could easily melt. But if you still do not want to give up on the idea of chocolate bombonieres, there is another option for you: using candy. You can easily incorporate chocolates into candies, and by giving the chocolates a sizable coating of hard candy, you will be able to leave them in warmer temperatures without any fear of them melting!
With the all the above points in mind, you can now proceed with your chocolate treats – your guests will surely love them!