Can you freeze After Eight mints?

In this brief guide, we’ll address the query: “Can you freeze After Eight mints?” Also, we’ll explore how After Eight mints can be frozen, what After Eight mints are, what the nutritional content of After Eight mints is, and are they healthy to eat? 

Can you freeze After Eight mints

Yes, After Eight mint chocolates can be frozen. 

As candy bars, preserving them in subzero temperatures allows them to maintain a more solid consistency and may also extend their shelf life.

After Eight mint chocolates are best frozen once they’ve been opened, as once their packaging is removed, there’s no longer any guarantee that potentially noxious microbes present in a person’s mouth, fingers, or even those suspended in the air won’t arrive and begin to reproduce.

Freezing can also be done to make them more enjoyable for some folks who prefer the icy solid texture, to a warmer buttery one.

How can I freeze After Eight Mints

Freezing After Eight mints is as simple as placing the chocolate bars on a shelf in the freezer if they’re unopened. 

If however, the packaging has been torn or cut open, the chocolate bar is best wrapped in plastic cling wrap and then placed on a shelf in the freezer. 

Alternatively, After Eight mint chocolates can be stored inside of a sandwich bag and have the air pushed out, to preserve its moisture and keep it from absorbing other smells and flavors in the freeze box. 

What are After Eight mints

After Eight mint chocolates are candy bars made by Nestlé. 

Originally, they were made by a York-based brand named Rowntree, but in 1988 the company was acquired by Nestlé, who moved the production to Halifax in 2012. 

Characteristically, After Eight mints are thin mint chocolate bars, though, throughout the years, limited additions with flavors such as orange, lemon, strawberry, gin and tonic, and others have been released. 

Other products made by the After Eight brand and distributed in retail outlets include Marzipan, Bitesize, Easter bunnies, Chocolate Santa, Bars, Delights, Mousse, Strawberry, Mint, etc. 

What is the nutritional content of After Eight mints

One 17-gram portion of After Eight Mint Chocolate Thins will provide: 

  • 73 calories
  • 0.3 grams of protein
  • 2.2 grams of fat
  • 13 grams of carbohydrates – of which 0.5 grams are dietary fiber, and 12 grams are sugar. 

Are After Eight mints healthy to eat? 

After Eight mints are considered a sweet at the top of the food pyramid, ergo they’re not considered healthy and should not be eaten regularly. 

They provide little nourishment and pound for pound, they have a very high amount of calories. Ergo, After Eight mints should only be enjoyed sporadically, and by those with an active lifestyle and a balanced diet. 

The high amount of sugar present in the chocolate bars makes them score a high glycemic index, therefore making them contraindicated to diabetic patients, those with fatty liver disease, and those looking to lose or maintain their weight. 

Also, the fat content will contribute to the total daily intake, which should always be moderated for reasons pertaining to cardiovascular health and more. 

Chocolate may be contraindicated in patients who have a propensity to form kidney stones, as the oxalates may contribute to sedimentation within the kidneys. 

However, consumed moderately, dark chocolate can provide minerals such as iron, zinc, copper, phosphorus, and magnesium, though in smaller amounts than other foods and with a much higher concentration of calories.  

Chocolate may have flavonoids that stimulate the lowering of blood pressure and protect low-density lipids from oxidation, but it would have to be consumed in copious amounts that will undoubtedly be accompanied by a high amount of added sugars and fat.  

To summarize, we recommend that readers don’t displace a diet of more nutrient-dense foods for chocolates, and consume the latter sparingly. 

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Conclusion

In this brief guide, we’ve addressed the query: “Can you freeze After Eight mints?” Also, we’ll explore how After Eight mints can be frozen, what After Eight mints are, what the nutritional content of After Eight mints is, and are they healthy to eat? 

References

https://web.archive.org/web/20150903124133/http://www.utalkmarketing.com/Pages/Article.aspx?ArticleID=326&Title=After_Eights_re-invented_for_a_new_generation

https://web.archive.org/web/20081119231918/https://www.nestle.co.uk/OurBrands/AboutOurBrands/ConfectioneryAndCakes/Chocolate%2BSweets.htm 

https://www.nutritionix.com/i/after-eight/mint-chocolate-thins/57595e9249a493d23c380428

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/dark-chocolate-is-not-a-health-food

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/dark-chocolate-is-not-a-health-food#Navigating-the-holidays

https://www.healthline.com/health/ldl-cholesterol

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/too-much-sugar

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