Do you keep chocolate in the fridge or the pantry? Cadbury has revealed the answer!

After decades of confusion about where to correctly store your chocolate, Cadbury has ended the debate.

Some people store their bars of chocolate in the fridge and people who store it in the pantry.

There is a logic to both sides of the argument: Chocolate should be refrigerated because it's dairy, right?

But at the same time, chocolate goes cold and hard in the fridge, so it's best kept in the cupboard at room temp - both are valid. 



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The conversation was really brought to a head by Aussie social media "list king", known for his rankings of everyday products, Bruno Bouchet.

He captioned his post: "The 100% accurate and definitive list of what does and does NOT go in the fridge. Don’t bother commenting, this isn’t up for discussion." Despite this warning, it was discussed.

The masters of chocolate, Cadbury, spoke up in agreement with Bruno. They stated that chocolate should not be refrigerated, but stored in a "slightly cool, dry, dark place such as cupboard or pantry at temperatures less than 21 [degrees C]".


Many fellow Aussies pushed back against Bruno and Cadbury, claiming that maintaining such a low temperature in their pantry in the middle of the blinding Australian summer is an impossibility. And in such circumstances, they are - unashamedly- forced to put their chocolate in the fridge. 

"Also are you not Australian [?] Chocolate barely survives the car trip home let alone storage outside a fridge on days with temperature over 28 [degrees C]. Mandatory refrigeration during summer," said one pro-fridge commenter.

Another wrote: "I don't think anywhere in QLD sits below 21 degrees, The chocolate goes in the fridge out of necessity."

So, where do you stand?

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