Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Million Pieces of Peppermint

We've been so blessed to have received numerous packages from precious folks in the States.  One of the boxes contained, I kid you not, no less than a million pieces of peppermint.

My question is this.....

In this humid environment, how do I keep them from getting sticky like all the other hard candy we've received over the years?  Within a month or two, they get all gooey inside the wrapper.

A quick search online didn't yield any helpful information....maybe my blogger friends that live in wet conditions can help me with my dilemma.

Merry Christmas Everyone!


Jill said...

I honestly have no idea if this would help, but store them in the freezer?

Merry Christmas!

junglewife said...

I'm sorry, I have no suggestions on how to keep them fresh and not go all sticky and gooey. I've never been able to figure that one out.

My suggestion is this - EAT THEM! :-) Make peppermint fudge, peppermint marshmallows, peppermint whoopie pies, the list goes on and on. Enjoy them!:-)

Pam--in America said...

Here's a link telling about long-term candy storage:
If you'll notice at the bottom under "Tips", it says you can store it in your freezer.
Hope that helps!

Mom said...

maybe in large zip lock bag? and keep it upstairs where the fire place burns?
you need a huge de-humidifyer!
I love you sweet pea!

Starla said...

I would put them in the freezer.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Yes, the freezer sounds like the best idea...just be sure they aren't already sticky.
I just wanted to be sure to stop and say: A very Merry Christmas!

Blessings & Aloha!
Mele Kalikimaka!!!

Marytoo said...

I grew up in the Azores. There is no more humid place in the world.

Things came there in cans. Things like potato chips, mac & cheese, rice, cheese, candies, etc. Basically things that come in bags here. Some were regular American brands like Lay's and Kraft's. Others were in nondescript unlabeled cans except for the contents stamped on top. These cans had to be opened with a can opener, and they came with a plastic sealing lid. Sorta like Pringles come now.

Every Xmas my dad would buy a gallon can each of ribbon candy, other hard candy, licorice, and gum drops. It was pretty much the only time we ever got candy. And it stayed in the can with the lid until it was all gone.

I have never seen that sort of thing here in the states, but I'm thinking that maybe if you put it in a coffee can or something like that?

Anyway...good luck with that. Thanks for the memory, and Merry Christmas!

The Hat Chick said...

My first response was going to be "freeze 'em". Looks like that has been suggested. I like the lidded can idea. I may try that here (not that any candy lasts that long around my house).

Amrita said...

I would store them in th e freezer too.