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Skip the Cold Shoulder for These Foods (& Your Refrigerated Food Courier)

Posted by Kayla Palesky on Sun, Mar 22, 2020 @ 12:03 PM

Dallas Courier, Refrigerated Food Courier

As a Dallas Courier refrigerated food courier, sometimes our drivers are asked to move quickly for a one-and-done job. Perhaps a client requires assistance when their commercial freezer breaks down, and they need to transport their frozen and refrigerated foods to another location. It might even be something as unique as a forgotten ice sculpture for a wedding ceremony. (Hey, stranger things have happened!)

 

The point is, for super rush deliveries, a refrigerated food courier has very little face time with a client. That’s not necessarily our favorite type of interaction. Don’t give us the cold shoulder! We’d love to hear from you again (and again, and again…)

 

If you’re a happy customer, whether you’ve requested assistance from Dallas Courier one time or one hundred times, we want to hear from you. You can leave us a review on our Yelp business page, or you can drop us a public or private post on social media. You can also fill out our customer satisfaction survey, or write us a testimonial to share with our prospective clients on our website.

 

In short, don’t give your refrigerated food courier the cold shoulder!

 

You know what else you shouldn’t give the cold shoulder? These foods. Some foods just aren’t meant for the refrigerated cargo compartment of a straight truck or van. And they aren’t meant for your refrigerator at home. Here are a few examples.

 

Uncut melon- Watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew are best enjoyed at room temperature. Some experts say this also helps to keep the antioxidants intact. Once the melon is cut, though, it needs refrigeration. It will stay good in your fridge for 3-4 days.

 

Potatoes- Potatoes need a cool, dry place, but not a cold place. Potatoes in the refrigerator also tend to have increased amounts of acrylamide when cooked. We aren’t sure what the effects of this chemical are in humans, but it’s best to steer clear.

 

Honey- When it’s too cold, honey will crystalize. This isn’t bad, just not as enjoyable. Honey will basically last forever if stored properly. That is, at room temperature out of direct sunlight.

 

Coffee- Keeping ground coffee or beans in the refrigerator for daily use could lead to excess accumulation of moisture, which will ruin your coffee. The only time the freezer is a good idea is if you’ve purchased your coffee in bulk. It will stay in the freezer for up to a month this way. But when you’re ready to use it daily, it needs to stay on the counter.

 

Tomatoes- Cold temperature affects the flavor of tomatoes. In a sense, it makes them tasteless. Instead, leave them on the counter in a single layer out of direct sunlight.

 

Bread- While the fridge will slow the molding process, it will also cause the bread to stale quicker. Keep bread in a plastic bag at room temperature for up to a week. If you’re not going to use it, you can freeze it for slice-by-slice use.

 

Avocados- Unripe avocados will not ripen in the refrigerator. Keep them in an open brown bag on the counter, and if you need them to ripen quickly, put them near bananas.

 

Since the spread of COVID-19, every meal is being consumed at home. This could make your fridge space go fast!  Here's a plan: Consolidate. Don’t give these foods the cold shoulder treatment.

And don’t cold shoulder your refrigerated food courier, either. Don’t be a stranger! Whether you’re a past, present, or future customer, our refrigerated food couriers at Dallas Courier would love to hear from you! Reach out, shout out, spread the word about the best, and only, Dallas Courier team in the Metroplex.