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LOLLIPOPS, COMMERCIALLY PACKAGED OR PURCHASED IN BULK

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Tips

  • How long do lollipops last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep lollipops in a cool, dry area.
  • To maximize the shelf life of lollipops after opening, place in tightly sealed airtight container or heavy-duty plastic bag.
  • How long do lollipops last at room temperature? Properly stored, lollipops will last for about 12 months at normal room temperature.
  • Should you refrigerate lollipops? In hot, humid environments, lollipops should be stored in the refrigerator.
  • How long do lollipops last in the refrigerator? lollipops will keep well for about 12 months in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze lollipops? Yes, freeze lollipops in airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long do lollipops last in the freezer? Properly stored, lollipops will maintain best quality for about 12 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - lollipops that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • Are lollipops safe to use after the "expiration" date on the package? Yes, provided they are properly stored, the package is undamaged and there are no signs of spoilage (see below) - commercially packaged lollipops 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 lollipops will remain at peak quality.
  • How to tell if lollipops are bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the lollipops: discard any that have an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the lollipops.

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