250 Boxes Of English Toffee
Help! I got asked to make 250 boxes of English toffee for Christmas gifts out of state.
It's only March and I'm panicking. How far ahead of time can I make and shrink wrap the boxes?
It's just me and I think I need to start making the toffee in September or October. Will the toffee stay fresh?
If I temper the chocolate before putting it onto the toffee and then shrink wrap it into the boxes and freeze, will it be okay? or will it bloom when it defrosts? or get sticky and be a mess once I ship?
Wow! Two hundred and fifty boxes of English toffee is a tall order! :~) As long as you have the time, it shouldn't be a problem for you.
Your toffee should keep for a few months without any difficulty if you store it properly. I would NOT recommend freezing it.
If you temper the chocolate as you plan and then package and shrink wrap the boxes after the toffee is completely cool, it should keep just fine at room temperature (provided that the room temperature is moderate, of course).
By refrigerating the chocolate you do run the risk of not only bloom, but the toffee getting sticky when you return the candy to room temperature.
You "may" be able to refrigerate it successfully, but there is no guarantee. If you have a room that maintains a stable temperature, it would be best to just box them up and leave them at room temperature for the best results.
All the best for your great big chocolate undertaking!