Have you ever discovered that the specific food item you had been looking forward to eating all day has been taken by someone else, and now there’s none left for you? If so, then you’re familiar with the phenomenon of food-related heartbreak. However, that particular disappointment has nothing on the one we’re going to be discussing today.
Imagine if the aforementioned food item of dreams is a chocolate bar. You’ve stashed it away safely in the fridge or a cupboard - maybe you even left it in your car’s glove compartment - and after a long, stressful day, the one thing that can cheer you up is that long-awaited taste of silky smooth decadence. However, as you excitedly rip open the packaging, you’re stunned to discover that your precious chocolate has developed a weird white dusty coating. You turn it around in your hand looking confused, maybe even a tad grossed out, and you consider your options - eat it anyway cause you haven’t been waiting this long for nothing, do seemingly the most sensible thing and throw it out, or consult google before making up your mind. If you’re here, you probably picked the ladder, so let’s clear everything up - what is chocolate bloom, why does it occur, and most importantly, is bloomed chocolate safe to eat?