Chocolate Bloom

Chocolate Bloom: what are those white spots in my chocolate?

Understanding Chocolate Bloom: What are those white spots on my chocolate bar and what do they really mean? 

Hello, chocolate lovers! Here at Mashpi Chocolate, we pride ourselves on delivering the finest, most delicious chocolate bars. However, we know that sometimes when you unwrap your bar, you might see some mysterious white spots or streaks. Don’t worry—your chocolate isn’t spoiled! This phenomenon is called “bloom,” and it's quite common, especially when chocolate is shipped during the hot months.

So, what exactly is chocolate bloom? There are two types: sugar bloom and fat bloom. Sugar bloom happens when moisture comes into contact with the chocolate, dissolving some of the sugar, which then crystallizes on the surface. Fat bloom, on the other hand, occurs when the chocolate melts slightly and then re-solidifies, causing the cocoa butter to rise to the surface.

While bloom can change the appearance and texture of your chocolate, making it look a bit dull or powdery, it doesn’t affect the taste or safety of the chocolate. You can still enjoy your favorite Mashpi Chocolate bar without any worries. In fact, blooming is a natural process and a sign that your chocolate is made with real ingredients.

To minimize the chances of bloom, try to store your chocolate in a cool, dry place, ideally between 60-70°F (15-21°C). Avoid drastic temperature changes, as they can contribute to blooming. However, if you do find a bloomed bar in your shipment, rest assured that it’s still perfectly good to eat.

We hope this helps you understand a bit more about chocolate bloom. At Mashpi Chocolate, we’re committed to providing you with the best chocolate experience, and part of that is helping you appreciate the nuances of this delightful treat—even when it comes with a few white spots!

Enjoy your chocolate adventure!

Warm regards,
The Mashpi Chocolate Team