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"I don't like chocolate covered cherries - the kind with the clear center called Cordials - but your chocolate covered cherries are so good that my mouth is watering as I send you this. Thank you! Whatever the secret white, creamy middle is made of makes your cherries award winning in my eyes. I just love them!"
- Alison Elliott, Las Vegas

Freshness, Storage & Tasting| Ingredients & Allergies | Shipping Information


Freshness, Storage & Tasting: 

Q: How Do I Store My Chocolates?


A: Always store chocolate in a dry, dark place at a temperature of 54 to 61 degree so: never in the fridge. Also avoid temperature shocks; your chocolate might develop a white sheen. This does not affect the taste, but admit it: a dark, shiny and good-looking chocolate bar is far more tempting.


Never store chocolate alongside strong-smelling foodstuffs. Chocolate absorbs odors very easily and this could affect the sublime taste of your favorite treat.


The best temperature to consume chocolate is at 64 to 70 degrees. At this temperature, chocolate remains crunchy, yet is ready to fully release all of its flavors and aromas in your mouth. So always give chocolate the time to acclimatize from its storing temperature to room temperature.


Quality cocoa, dark and milk chocolate have a long shelf life by nature. The cocoa polyphenols naturally present help to protect dark and milk chocolate from oxidation for long periods. They are natural preservatives.


Q: How Long Will My Dorinda's Chocolates Stay Fresh?


A: By the time your order gets to you, the chocolates are less than one week old and at their peak. If you’re able to control yourself and savor them slowly, use the following storage guidelines:


Chocolates; 4 weeks in an airtight container stored at, or just below, room temperature. 67- 72 Refrigeration is not recommended.


Q: Tasting 

A:  Serve Dorinda's Chocolates at room temperature. This brings out the full character and bouquet of each chocolate

Ingredients & Allergies:          

Q: What Does “% cacao” Mean? 

A:  This measurement indicates how sweet a chocolate is. Lower percentages mean sweeter chocolate. Technically, “% cacao” refers to the amount, by weight, of cacao bean plus cocoa butter in chocolate. The remaining weight is mostly sugar.

Q: What If I Have A Nut Allergy?


A:  Because we use nuts in a few select chocolates, there may be nut traces in all of our chocolates.

Q: Do You Ship To Canada Or Overseas?

A:  We do not ship internationally at this time.

Q:  Will You Be Adding More Products To Your Line?

A:  Absolutely! Sign up for our newsletter for added products.

Q:  Didn't Find Your Question or Answer Here?

A:  E-mail us your inquiry to Chocolate@DorindasChocolates.com

Shipping Policy:

 At Dorinda's Chocolates, we want to ensure that our customers get the freshest product in the best possible condition. Our first priority is that your product arrives in perfect condition.

For Truckee and Tahoe area local residents can arrange for personal pick up by selecting "local" at check out.  Please leave contact number and best time to call in the notes area.  

Standard Shipping orders are sent via USPS Priority 2 day, Monday-Thursday. Rush Shipping orders are sent via Overnight Express, Monday-Thursday. Orders must be placed by 12pm (PST) for same day shipping. 

During the Warm Season (May 1st October 14th): All orders are packed in insulated packages (with ice when necessary.) Orders must be placed by 12pm (PST) for same day shipping. 

To limit transit time orders are NEVER shipped over the weekend so your chocolates won’t sit in an uncontrolled temperature environment. Orders placed and received AFTER 12PM PST will ship the next available ship day. We are only able to ship within the U.S. We are unable to ship to APO or FPO addresses. AK & HI  see chart below for additional charges.   

USPS has permission to leave packages at the recipient address if no one is there to sign for it. Dorinda's Chocolates is NOT responsible for packages stolen or damaged after they are delivered to the address specified by the customer. We suggest shipping to a business location when possible. Dorinda's Chocolates will not refund purchases if the product is damaged or melted after the first delivery attempt or if it is returned to us by USPS. 

PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK SHIPPING ADDRESSES BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR ORDER.  Dorinda's Chocolates cannot be responsible for orders delayed or returned due to incorrect or undeliverable addresses provided by the customer.

Shipping rates are charged per address and calculated using the table below.             


Purchase Amount

Shipping fee USPS Priorty 2 day

Up to 40.00


$40.01 - $75.00


$75.01 - $125.00


$125.01 -$200.00


$200.01- $500.00

$500.01- $1000.00

HI & AK Additional


free Shipping


$10.00 add

Overnight Additional

$20.00 add     USPS next day


Dorinda's Chocolates - hand dipped chocolate covered cherries
Dorinda's Chocolate's 727 Riverside Dr Suire E Reno Nevada 89503

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