COVID-19 continues to impact all of us, from how people work to how we conduct our daily lives. We made the difficult choice to close Brittle & Bark at the beginning of the pandemic. We appreciate your notes of support during this time, and we're very happy to say that we're finally open again - just in time for the holidays! We're still not doing public events but you can purchase your favourite treats in our online shop.
What new practices are in place during this pandemic?
Right now there is a small team working to be able to keep a strict safety plan in place for COVID-19.
FAQ - during a more normal time
How do you store Chocolate?
Toffee, brittle and chocolate like it cool and dry with temperatures of 14-18 °C (57-64 °F) with a humidity lower than 40%. Keep them out of the fridge (fridges are high in humidity) and will put chocolate out of temper. Please note chocolate will absorb strong aromas, so not next to the garlic please. A cool dry basement, pantry or if you’re lucky to have one, a wine cellar does quite nicely. Chocolate is best eaten at room temperature.
What is the shelf life of chocolate?
Our products do not contain any preservatives - we add a 'best enjoyed before date' on the label but if stored with care they will give you a good shelf life. Use the following as a rule of thumb:
I have an allergy can I eat your chocolate?
All our chocolate may contain traces of nuts, tree nuts, peanuts, dairy, and soy. If you have a severe allergy to any one of these ingredients we must sadly advise that you do not partake. For any allergy concerns send us a message and we can guide you though the ingredient details of our chocolate.
Is your chocolate vegan?
A portion of our collection is vegan! Send us a quick note and we can send a list of our vegan products to you.
What does the % mean in chocolate?
The percentage on a chocolate bar label represents the amount of cocoa content. For example a 70% bar is 70 part cocoa beans and cocoa butter and 30% sugar. A milk chocolate bar also contains a proportion of milk ingredients.
Thank you very much for your support. Happy holidays to you and your family!
The Brittle & Bark team