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White coating on chocolate (chocolate bloom)

Occasionally, you may find a hazy, white coating on your chocolate. This is called chocolate bloom. Although it may affect the taste of chocolate, it is harmless and safe to eat.

hazy, white coating on chocolate

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How chocolate bloom occurs

Two things can cause chocolate bloom:

Product safety

Although chocolate bloom may affect the taste of the chocolate, it does not pose a health risk. Chocolate that has bloom can still be eaten or used for baking.

How to avoid chocolate bloom

You can avoid chocolate bloom by storing your chocolate in a consistently cool and dry place.

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