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VITAMIN WATER, COMMERCIALLY BOTTLED - UNOPENED

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6-9 months (best quality)

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  • How long does unopened vitamin water last? The precise answer to the question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - store unopened bottles of vitamin water in a cool, dark area.
  • To extend the shelf life of unopened vitamin water, keep unopened vitamin water away from direct sources of heat or light.
  • How long does unopened vitamin water last at room temperature? Properly stored, unopened vitamin water will generally stay at best quality for about 6-9 months when stored at room temperature, although it will usually remain safe to drink after that.
  • Is unopened vitamin water safe to drink after the "expiration" date on the bottle? Yes, provided it is properly stored and the bottle is undamaged - commercially packaged vitamin water will typically carry a " Best By," "Best if Used By," "Best Before", or "Best When Used By" date but this is not a safety date, it is the manufacturer's estimate of how long the unopened vitamin water will remain at peak quality.
  • Storage times shown are for best quality only - after that, the unopened vitamin water's color or taste may change and the vitamins may start to lose potency, but in most cases, the vitamin water will still be safe to consume if it has been stored properly and the bottle is not damaged.
  • How to tell if vitamin water is bad? If vitamin water develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, it should be discarded.

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