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PEANUT BUTTER CUPS, CHOCOLATE-COVERED, COMMERCIALLY PACKAGED - UNOPENED OR OPENED PACKAGE

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6-9 months
Refrigerator
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6-9 months
Freezer
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10-12 months

 

Tips

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

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