Are you always worried about how your food item will remain fresh while it’s in transit? Does it always scare you to think that someday, one of your customers might receive a less than fresh food product which will upset them? If your answer to both of these questions is “yes”- Today is your lucky day! You have stumbled upon the perfect article!
So keep reading this article to know how you can pack your food products to keep them fresh while shipping!
Air Is The Arch Enemy!
Air contact is the worst nightmare for any baked food. Nothing ruins baked items quicker than air… well, yes, a bit exaggerated but still true. You must find a way to wrap your baked goods in a way that keeps the air out and the freshness in. After all, no matter how perfect the icing and the fondant flowers are, if the cake itself isn’t fresh anymore, it all goes to waste.
You’ve to figure out the pressure to apply while covering your food in plastic wrap, you can use shrink wrap for sturdier goods like Bundt Cakes or pies and to wrap the more delicate ones, you can do it by hand and figure out how tight or loose you want the wrap to be according to the sturdiness of your goods!
Freeze It To Keep It Sturdy!
Freezing baked food is like the ultimate cheat code to give them extra strength so that they remain sturdy and strong during the transit. You can freeze your cupcakes and even the intricate, delicate iced cakes to help them hold up during the shipment.
Everyone Likes To Be Held!
You can get a number of different packaging containers and boxes designed for different kinds of food items. From biscuits to cupcakes, there is a match for each food type. You can use cupcake holders with individual places for each of your cupcakes and press a candy stick into each cupcake to prevent any damages from the lid. Make sure all the edges of your container are closed and if you have any doubts, you can always use your sturdy ol’ friend, the packaging tape to seal off all the edges!
Shrink Bags Will Always Keep Them From Shrinking Up!
Cookies are an essential food (Don’t bother looking it up, we’re just saying it is!). A cookie has the power of either making or ruining someone’s day. So be wise with your cookie shipment. Always wrap your cookies individually in a shrink bag or a heat-sealed plastic for a more professional approach. Them carefully pack them snuggly into a tin or a container before you ship them. The plastic will protect them from air and the tin will protect them from crumbling down and falling apart. So the next time the cookie monster decides to pay you a visit, surprise him with a batch of freshly-packed, sealed and ready to be delivered cookies.
A Container Will Always Keep Your Food Content!
Your containers are probably the most important part of your shipment materials. If you get the right container, you get everything right! So make sure that the containers and the boxes that you are using to ship your food are trustworthy and sturdy! If they can’t hold themselves how will they keep your food safe?
Plastic Wraps Are Your Best Friend!
Wrap your cupcake holders, cookie tins and the other containers in plastic wraps to make them airtight and seal all the edges with sturdy packaging tape. This will keep the freshness of your baked goodies in and the humidity and heat out.
The One To Keep Them Cold!
Make sure you have the appropriate insulation for the food that must remain cold or frozen. After all, you wouldn’t want your intricate iced cake to get ruined before it reaches its rightful owner, would you?
Sturdy insulated foam containers are ideal for foods like ice cream cakes. You can get these containers of different thicknesses. And always remember, the thicker your container, the lesser you need to rely on the coolant.
For items that require lesser cooling, you can use shipping boxed with insulated foam planks or thermal bubble wraps.
For the foods that you want to remain unfrozen, you can always use gel packs within the insulated container.
It’s Not Good When It’s Wet!
Nobody likes to receive a shipping box which is damp. So package items that can leak, melt or thaw while shipping, in watertight bags. Avoid leaky, damp boxes using a thick plastic liner and place absorbent pads or mats on top of the liners.
Broken Is Never Fresh!
No matter how crunchy your cookies are, if they are broken and crumbled up, it’s never a good thing. The freshness of your food items is not only limited to what they taste like. Even the texture matters. If your cookies are broken and shattered in pieces they’re still not going to be considered “fresh”. So make sure you use stuffing peanuts or bubble wrap inside your shipping boxes to keep the cookies safe from outside impacts or moving around loosely inside the box.
The Best Refrigerant They Could Ask For!
The kind of refrigerant that you choose plays a big role in the kind of items that are delivered to your customers. If you want to keep your products frozen, using dry ice is the best option for you as it is, well, dry and cold. Who doesn’t want that? Dry ice can keep the food fresh and frozen for a very long time. It’s always better than shipping items with normal ice as it will eventually melt and thaw out of the container. Be sure to follow all guidelines regarding the use of dry ice in food shipment before you decide to start using it. Never let dry ice actually come in contact with any of your food products as it is dangerous to health.
Was this a fun article to read? We hope you loved the tips and tricks mentioned in this article and actually decide to try them out sometime! We wish each one of your shipped items remains fresh during the transit! Thank you, and keep on visiting us.