milk chocolate turned to a light brown

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My bag of milk chocolate baking morsels has turned to a light brown on some of the morsels. Are they safe to eat? Will the taste be the same?
 
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Yeah, they’ll be fine.

Two things could have caused this. The first is that they were stored in a warm place and now the cocoa butter has migrated to the surface. This is known as fat bloom.

The second is the chocolate was stored in the fridge and the taken out. Once chocolate is refrigerated and then exposed to warm air, you get a quick temperature change and then resulting condensation. That condensation dissolves some of the sugar, coating the surface with a sticky layer. When that sticky
layer dries, it leaves behind a layer of sugar crystals. This is known as sugar bloom.

Hope this helps
 
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