Post # 1
Our wedding is Sept 17th 2011. I found these cute little jars of “Halloween” candy at walmart that should be going on sale today and I really want to buy them to put on our tables for guests. Some have jawbreakers, sour candy belts, taffy, etc. Do you think these will last until next September (staying sealed of course)?
Post # 3
I don’t think so – they get oxidized and hard. The jawbreakers might be fine (or other hard candy) but the taffy would definitely get hard and inedible. Any chocolate would not last a year…
Post # 4
I agree with @oracle – probably not. We ordered the candy for our candy buffet about three weeks before the wedding and kept it in a cool, dark pantry. I noticed some of the candy got a little warped and sticky – nothing noticeable once everything was set up, but still, that only took 3 weeks. I am guessing after a year something similar might happen! Plus you might change your mind…
Post # 5
I don’t think it will keep well. Plus, you’ll have to find an ideal climate to store it in. I would wait till right before the wedding to buy it.
Post # 6
Thanks for your input ladies! I won’t end up buying them then. It wouldn’t be a huge money loss if they went bad but still not worth it.
Post # 7
I think it will keep fine. Wearhouses & Store houses keep candy on hand in their warehouses Far Earlier than anyone would ever believe…. Usually there are expiration codes on packages that you can google and find out how to decifer them. I’d look into it more; but believe me any candy you buy was not just made. It’s plenty old already…
Post # 8
I would check the dates and see when they expire. I work at a big retailer and we sell candy and most of the codes will have a letter which is the month is was made in (A=Jan, B=Feb, etc) as well as the year is was made. Generally anything with chocolate or nuts is good for six months from this date and everything else is good for a year.
Post # 9
Do you think you can maybe freeze it and it will be good?