How Long Does Candy Corn Last?


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6-8 months
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6-8 months
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1 year


Shelf Life Tips

  • How long does candy corn last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep candy corn in a cool, dry area.
  • To maximize the shelf life of candy corn after opening, place in tightly sealed airtight container or heavy-duty plastic bag.
  • How long does candy corn last at room temperature? Properly stored, candy corn will last for about 6 to 8 months at normal room temperature.
  • Should you refrigerate candy corn? In hot, humid environments, candy corn should be stored in the refrigerator.
  • How long does candy corn last in the refrigerator? Candy corn will keep well for about 6 to 8 months in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze candy corn? Yes, freeze candy corn in airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long does candy corn last in the freezer? Properly stored, candy corn will maintain best quality for about 12 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - candy corn that has been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • Is candy corn safe to use after the "expiration" date on the package? Yes, provided it is properly stored, the package is undamaged and there are no signs of spoilage (see below) - commercially packaged candy corn 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 candy corn will remain at peak quality.
  • How to tell if candy corn is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the candy corn: discard any that has an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the candy corn.

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