Post # 1
Mr. Cappugcino and I are planning to have M & M candies at our reception, both because he eats them constantly and both our first names start with M. I’d like to get cute colored ones that fit our wedding color scheme, but the price for the special colors are steep. I think that the Valentine or Easter holiday mix (hopefully on sale!) sorted for select colors with possibly splurging on a few special colored packages would do the trick. Our wedding date may be moved to summer time, so I have a couple questions.
How long do you think M & M’s keep? I’ve read up to a year online, but not sure when it comes to the holiday ones that are probably made well in advance. We’d be getting plain ones if that helps.
Do you think that removing them from the bag and putting them in a vacuum sealed container would help keep them fresher?
Post # 3
This is from a candy manufacturer’s website:
How long does the candy last?
Candy is a perishable food item, so there is an expiration date. Generally these are safe guidelines to follow, but always reference the packaging for exact details.
Chocolate: 6 months
Hard Candy: 12 months
Peanut Butter Candy: 3 months
Gummy Candy: 6 months
Licorice: 6 months
Fudge: 1 week on the counter top, 3 months in a freezer
Twinkies: Should eat in the first few days after you get them, do not refrigerate.
(Note: shelf life starts from the date of manufacture, not from the date of purchase)
It seems like you would be fine to use Easter candy.
Post # 4
I think you should be fine. If you’re worried you’re buying them when they are already old you can look on the package. The made date isn’t obvious but there is a number that indicates the year on it.