I was just approached by a local gourmet shop to supply them with cookies and chocolate truffles, covered pretzels, etc. I've sold cookies and truffles retail, as wedding favors, etc to be eaten same day but never wholesale to be stocked. This gourmet shop does not have refrigeration so everything is kept at room temp. My question is can chocolate truffles be kept at room temp and for how long? I'm definitely concerned about shelf life considering they contain cream and butter...how well does the chocolate preserve the truffle center??? Also, is there a rule of thumb for determining shelf life or sell by date of cookies?