(Closed) M & M Candy Questions

posted 7 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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.

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