Really Need To Refrigerate Dreamwhip & Choc Syrup Fillin

Decorating By cakesrock Updated 24 Mar 2011 , 6:47pm by LindaF144a

cakesrock Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 1:57am
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I made a chocolate mousse filling (like the Costco one) with dreamwhip (according to pkg directions) and chocolate syrup. Do I really need to refrigerate this?
The reason I ask is because Indydebi's BC is not refrigerated and it has milk and dreamwhip (though not whipped up). I understand the reason for this is that the sugar acts as a preservative. It does have less milk than the mousse, but would the sugary chocolate syrup not serve the same purpose in this case? Maybe that's a stretch, but I can't seem to find a straight answer! I have even emailed Kraft (no response yet)...
TIA

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SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 2:38pm
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Hershey's syrup says to refrigereate after opening. I also believe the Dream Whip should be refrigerated after making it according to the package directions. Since both items need to be refrigerated by themselves, I think you probably still need to do so after combining.

cakesrock Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 3:13pm
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Sorry, my error- it's Nesquik and does not need refrigeration after opening.

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 4:48pm
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Hmm, I don't know then. Hopefully someone else will know. Personally, I would still refrigerate it, but I tend to be very careful because I get sick easily.

CakeRN Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 5:01pm
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I think the only reason you would refrigerate dream whip would be so it is cold not to preserve it.

Claireybear1121 Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 5:25pm
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Refrigeration is a sensitive subject, because the vast majority of times when a product says to keep refrigerated it does so only as a CYA measure. However, you certainly don't want to be the person that accidentally sickens someone with a spoiled filling/icing. I guess in the end it is a store-at-your-own-risk judgement call. Most things that are super high in sugar content will be fine unrefrigerated in the short term, I agree with CakeRN that dream whip is probably recommended to stay in the fridge to keep it from becoming soft or warm.

LindaF144a Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 6:47pm
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Originally Posted by Claireybear1121

Refrigeration is a sensitive subject, because the vast majority of times when a product says to keep refrigerated it does so only as a CYA measure. However, you certainly don't want to be the person that accidentally sickens someone with a spoiled filling/icing. I guess in the end it is a store-at-your-own-risk judgement call. Most things that are super high in sugar content will be fine unrefrigerated in the short term, I agree with CakeRN that dream whip is probably recommended to stay in the fridge to keep it from becoming soft or warm.




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