How Long Do Peppermint Patties Last?


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6-9 months
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1 year
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1 year


Shelf Life Tips

  • How long do peppermint patties last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep peppermint patties in a cool, dry area.
  • To maximize the shelf life of peppermint patties after opening, place in tightly sealed airtight container or heavy-duty plastic bag.
  • How long do peppermint patties last at room temperature? Properly stored, peppermint patties will last for about 6 to 9 months at normal room temperature.
  • Should you refrigerate peppermint patties? In hot, humid environments, peppermint patties should be stored in the refrigerator.
  • How long do peppermint patties last in the refrigerator? peppermint patties will keep well for about 12 months in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze peppermint patties? Yes, freeze peppermint patties in airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long do peppermint patties last in the freezer? Properly stored, peppermint patties will maintain best quality for about 12 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - peppermint patties that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • Are peppermint patties 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 peppermint patties 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 peppermint patties will remain at peak quality.
  • How to tell if peppermint patties are bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the peppermint patties: discard any that have an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the peppermint patties.

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