Red Light Chocolates - 2013 Shipping Our chocolates are handmade in small batches, using the freshest ingredients we can find.  We do not use preservatives, so the shelf-life of our artisanal chocolates is limited.  The chocolate we use is pure Belgian chocolate, and does not contain any fillers (think wax!) that would help the chocolate withstand higher temperatures.  Therefore, we must ship our chocolates to you via 2 - 3 day shipping.  Additionally, we only ship Mon - Wed. During warm weather months, we will be adding “warm weather packaging” to all orders.  This equates to ice packs and heavier insulation, helping to ensure the chocolates get to their final destination in perfect shape!  You will notice an increase in the shipping costs to cover this, but it is essential in order to protect the chocolate! Storage Not to sound repetitive, but since our products do not contain preservatives, they must be properly stored in a cool place.  Our chocolates are best kept at around 60 degrees F.  You may also put them in an airtight container in the refrigerator (a wine refrigerator works great!).  For best flavor and texture, remove chocolates from the refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature in a sealed container prior to indulging.   Packaging Our custom designed boxes are made in the USA, by a small family owned company.  We strive to support other small businesses, and are especially proud of our signature, high quality boxes!  We’ve designed our boxes not only to look great, but to be sturdy as well.  Please support our environment, and reuse the boxes!     Allergy Information While we would hate for anyone to have to pass on the opportunity to enjoy our chocolates, we must mention that our chocolates contain, or may contain nuts (hazelnuts, peanuts, almonds, etc).  If you have a nut allergy, we ask that you please refrain from enjoying our chocolates.  Our chocolates may also contain dairy, soy, gluten, and/or eggs.  If you have any of these allergies, we ask that you please check with us to see which chocolates contain these ingredients.  A guideline (please use at your own discretion): Nuts:  All chocolates may contain nuts / nut particles.  We do not guarantee a nut free facility. Dairy: Raspberry is our only chocolate that is dairy free. Soy: Found in all of our chocolates (our chocolate contains soy lecithin, an emulsifier) Gluten: Found in our Almond Pistachio & Hazelnut Crunchy.  Many of our other chocolates and caramels also contain glucose (derived from wheat). Eggs: Key Lime