Shelf Life Tips
- How long do energy drinks last once opened? The precise answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions — keep opened energy drinks refrigerated and tightly closed.
How long do energy drinks last in the refrigerator once opened? Energy drinks that have been continuously refrigerated will keep at best quality for about 2 to 4 days after opening.
Are opened energy drinks safe to drink after the "expiration" date on the bottle? Yes, provided they are properly stored and the bottle or can is undamaged - commercially packaged energy drinks 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 energy drinks will remain at peak quality.
How can you tell if opened energy drinks are bad or spoiled? If energy drinks develop an off odor, flavor or appearance they should be discarded.
Discard all energy drinks from cans or bottles that are leaking, rusting, bulging or severely dented.
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