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Old 08-31-2018, 10:24 AM
 
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My son and I are making my grandmother (his great grandmother) her favorite candy and we want to send it to her in the mail.


The problem is that it is summer and very HOT where she lives. The sweet treat package will have to travel 2000+ miles plus sit in warehouses and go through I don't know how many mail processing centers to get to her. Then it might be left on her hot doorstep until she finds it.



Is there a way to send fudge/candy/chocolate in the mail without it melting all over the place?


I know this is very wishful thinking but thought I would ask in case someone knows of a cool trick!
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Old 08-31-2018, 10:33 AM
 
Location: North Oakland
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Dry ice.

I’d choose something that’s not temperature-sensitive to send her now, and save the chocolate for winter.
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Old 08-31-2018, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Dry ice.

I’d choose something that’s not temperature-sensitive to send her now, and save the chocolate for winter.

Me too....she'll love it during winter gray days, a cheerful package to get in the mail.
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Old 08-31-2018, 11:21 AM
 
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It comes at a price, but you could send it FedEx Priority Overnight. Drop it at FedEx just before their last pickup time, and most of its transit will take place during the night (even if you drop it earlier in the day, it'll likely remain in an air-conditioned facility until the pickup time.

It will be delivered by 10:30 the next morning (provided she's not out in some super rural area) before the temperature gets too high. Let her know that you're shipping something to her, and ask her if she will be home until 10:30 because you'd rather it not be left on her doorstep.
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Old 08-31-2018, 11:37 AM
 
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Thank you! I might just splurge and do the FedEx priority overnight. Grandma is worth it.
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Old 08-31-2018, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Thank you! I might just splurge and do the FedEx priority overnight. Grandma is worth it.
If you want to do a test run, I'll PM you my address.

It's lovely that you're doing this with your son.... for this woman who I'm sure will be so pleased and grateful.
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Old 08-31-2018, 12:37 PM
 
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Thank you! I might just splurge and do the FedEx priority overnight. Grandma is worth it.
You can use this tool to see how much it would cost.
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Old 08-31-2018, 04:10 PM
 
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Fudge does not melt.

"Fudge will dry out in the refrigerator. Store for short periods of time well-wrapped at room temperature, or wrap well and freeze.

Fudge may get soft in hot weather, but it won’t melt: its melting point is 240 F (115 C.)"

https://www.cooksinfo.com/fudge
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Old 08-31-2018, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Fudge does not melt.

"Fudge will dry out in the refrigerator. Store for short periods of time well-wrapped at room temperature, or wrap well and freeze.

Fudge may get soft in hot weather, but it won’t melt: its melting point is 240 F (115 C.)"

https://www.cooksinfo.com/fudge
It may not melt, but I don't think it will still be edible quality after being shipped in summer.

I get some medicine which is same-day fedexed in a styrofoam cooler with 3-4 ice packs. The ice packs are usually soft and melted by the time I get it. It's been hovering around 97 to 100+ degrees all summer.

OP, if you do feel it's worth the expense to ship it in summer, I'd wrap it very well, and ship it in a styrofoam cooler with blue ice which is sealed in waterproof bags.
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