Chocolates are great gifts. Aside from being delectable, they are said to be good to our health because they are rich in flavonoids, which act as antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the body from aging caused by free radicals, which can cause damage that leads to heart disease. Dark chocolate contains a large number of antioxidants (nearly 8 times the number found in strawberries). Flavonoids also help relax blood pressure through the production of nitric oxide and balance certain hormones in the body.
Sending them out as gift is easy. You can place orders from your local chocolate shop or online retailers. Most of them have shipping options so all you have to do is provide the address of your recipients. Just to make sure, you can request fast, careful shipping when sending chocolates during hot weather.
Stores like Jacques Torres specifically expedite shipping and uses gel ice packs to ensure that chocolates stay cold when the destination city has a temperature over 70 degrees Fahrenheit and charges shipping accordingly.
If you decide to ship chocolates yourself, follow the tips below to ensure that they arrive appetizing and undamaged.
Wrap the chocolate boxes in plastic bags and place them in a Styrofoam box big enough to accommodate the treats together with a couple of gel ice packs.
Place the Styrofoam box into shipping boxes.
Seal and label the packages and bring them to the shipping store. Choose the fastest shipping you can afford to ensure that chocolates arrive in good condition and without melting. Expedited delivery services are available through companies including the U.S. Postal Service, UPS, and FedEx, all of which ships worldwide.