M&M’s are something that everyone likes from time to time (for me, it’s all the time)…
But what happens when you have wayyy too much than what you can eat? This leads us to the question: how to store M&M’s? After doing the research, here’s what I discovered…
How should M & M’s be stored? By keeping them in a cool, dry environment, you may help them stay fresh for extended periods of time. Because M&M’s have a low melting point, they should never be kept in a heated environment. FYI: The best temperature for storing M&M’s is between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
After doing more investigation, I discovered additional facts that you should be aware of, so please continue reading…
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In order to increase the shelf life of your goods, take these 6 simple steps
|1. M&Ms maintained in a cool, dry atmosphere will retain their delicious tastes for a longer period of time, while also retaining the freshness of the chocolate.
2. It is not recommended to preserve them at high temperatures.
3. M&Ms should be stored at a temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
4. It is important to store them in an airtight container or in their original packaging in order to avoid degradation and to maximize their storage life.
5. Make careful to wrap the M&Ms in plastic wrap to protect them from becoming soggy while you’re eating them.
6. Make sure to store them in an airtight, freezer-safe container to guarantee the maximum taste retention and texture.
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How to properly freeze them your M&M’s
As previously stated, the contents in your M&M’s will have an affect on how long they may be kept frozen. The shelf life of plain milk chocolate M&M’s is 12 months.
The crisp rice, on the other hand, will not last as long as the crispy M&M’s, despite the fact that they are created with the same milk chocolate.
As a result, always freeze your M&M’s depending on the component with the shortest cold storage shelf life before eating them.
While they may theoretically be consumed for a longer period of time, the intended tastes and consistency will radically alter, making them considerably less appealing to ingest. Furthermore, always make it a point to freeze this product before it reaches its expiry date.
2 Step Process For Freezing Your M&M’s:
1. Package your M&Ms for freezing
To begin, place your opened bag of M&M’s in a freezer-safe ziplock bag and seal the bag. Remove as much air as possible before sealing the joint. Additionally, a vacuum sealer may be used to execute the same procedure in a more efficient way. You also have the option of storing your unopened bag of M&M’s by following the same instructions but using a ziplock bag instead of a container. After that, wrap a second layer of heavy-duty aluminum foil around the plastic to protect it. This is critical in order to avoid complications that may develop in the next phase of the process. Finally, be sure to label your candy with the date it was packaged.
2. Move the M&M’s to a cold storage facility
Whenever chocolate is kept in a chilly environment, it has a nasty propensity of absorbing the scents and tastes of the substances that are in close proximity to it. It is for this reason that double-layer protective packing is essential. It is also the reason why chocolate goods should never be kept in the refrigerator for an extended period of time. Other than that, your sweet delight will be tainted by the cheese, salmon, and other raw foods you have stashed away in your refrigerator. It is critical, however, that the temperature of your M&M’s lowers gently and steadily. As a result, place them in the refrigerator first. In the event that you have the capacity to clean out your crisper drawer, this is the best location to chill your M&M’s before freezing them. Then, once a full 24 hours has passed, transfer the container from the refrigerator to your freezer (this will prevent temperature shock and will aid with texture preservation).
Is it possible for M&Ms to go stale after a while?
M&M Peanut packs will last for six months when kept in a closet, whereas M&M Mint packs will last for one year after the “best by” date has gone when stored in a refrigerator.
The shelf life of M&M candies varies based on the kind of candy that is bought. M&Ms and other similar candies have an expiration date, despite the fact that all confectionery has a “best before” expiration date.
It is OK to enjoy your cherished M&Ms after the best before date has past, meaning that it is acceptable to consume your favorite sweets after the best before date has passed.
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Simply said, plain M&Ms are a good option for prolonging the shelf life of your M&Ms supply since they can be frozen for a prolonged period of time.
Because M&M candies have an extra coating, they may be kept for far longer lengths of time than they should be consumed before their best before date.
It is conceivable that they may lose their flavor, but it is also possible that their flavor will fade and become less pleasant to your taste receptors as well.
M & M’s Expiration Date Chart
|Past Printed Date||Past Printed Date|
|M&M’s last for:||12 Months||12-16 Months|
|M&M Peanut lasts for:||6 Months||12-16 Months|
|M&M Peanut Butter lasts for:||6 Months||12-16 Months|
|M&M Almond lasts for:||6 Months||12-16 Months|
|M&M Mint lasts for:||12 Months||12-16 Months|
|Jordan Almonds last for:||2-4 Months||12 Months|
1. Is it possible to freeze M&M’s?
Using an air-tight freezer-safe container, you may store your M&M’s for a lengthy period of time while still retaining their flavor (for optimal results, only the plain, mint, and dark chocolate types should be frozen at this time).
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2. Is it possible to exclude the M&Ms?
By keeping them in a cool, dry environment, you may help them stay fresh for extended periods of time. Because M&M’s have a low melting point, they should never be kept in a heated environment. The best temperature for storing M&M’s is between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the manufacturer.
3. Can M&Ms be stored in the refrigerator?
Because M&M’s have a low melting point, they should never be kept in a heated environment. The best temperature for storing M&M’s is between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the manufacturer. Despite the fact that a refrigerator seems to be a convenient storage option, it is not advised by the manufacturer or by the consume by date.
So, class, what did we learn? We now know that keeping them cold and dry may help them remain fresh longer. M&Ms have a low melting point and should never be stored in a warm area.
M&M’s are best stored between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, as noted earlier, the contents of your M&M’s will effect how long they may be frozen.
Milk chocolate M&Ms have a 12-month shelf life. Despite being made with the same milk chocolate, the crispy rice will not last as long as the crispy M&M’s.
So, always freeze your M&Ms before eating them, based on the component with the lowest shelf life. Whilst they may technically be eaten for a longer amount of time, the intended flavor and consistency will drastically shift.
Also, always freeze this product before its expiration date. Enjoy the rest of your day, always stay safe, and treat others with kindness and respect. Until next time!