Can candy be stored in the refrigerator? How to store candy in summer
Can I keep candy in the refrigerator
The refrigerator is not the place of choice for storing candy. Many people like to store candy in the refrigerator. Although candy is afraid of high temperatures, storing it in the refrigerator for a long time can absorb the flavor of other ingredients in the refrigerator and make the candy taste bad, which is not a long-term solution. Here are two ways to store candy, which you can try.
Candy storage methods
Iron box storage
Ordinary candy can be stored in an iron box for no more than half a year, while candy with high fat and protein content can also be stored in an iron box for no more than three months. If there is moisture regain or rancidity, it must be discarded.
Cryogenic storage of glass bottles
Candies are resistant to heat and moisture, and can be placed in glass bottles and stored indoors in low temperature, non humid areas.
Tip: Candy should not be stored in places exposed to sunlight, nor should it be stored with foods that contain too much water at the same time. Attention should be paid to both iron box and glass storage.
Shelf life of candy
The shelf life of candy is generally 6 months, but it can be 1-2 months shorter in summer.
In summer and autumn, when the average temperature is above 30 ℃ and the humidity is relatively high, the shelf life of all kinds of gel soft candies should not exceed 12 months, and that of hard candies should not exceed 12 months. The shelf life of tabletting/polishing sugar is mainly affected by humidity, and when the packaging is well sealed, the shelf life can reach 18 to 24 months.