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POPSICLES , ICE POPS— PURCHASED COMMERCIALLY FROZEN

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8-12 months (best quality)

 

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  • 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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