Shelf Life Tips
- How long do popsicles last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep popsicles frozen at all times.
How long do popsicles last in the freezer? Popsicles that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will maintain best quality for about 8 to 12 months in the freezer.
Are popsicles safe to eat after the "expiration" date on the package? Yes, if properly stored - commercially packaged popsicles 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 popsicles will remain at peak quality.
How long will popsicles remain safe to eat? Popsicles that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely, as long as they have been stored properly and the package is not damaged.
How to tell if popsicles are bad? Popsicles that have been stored too long will typically develop ice crystals on the surface; popsicles that develop an off odor or flavor should be discarded.
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