Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Refrigerate after opening


Refrigerate after opening...............I am sure we have all seen that written on different jars but here is the question do you in fact refrigerate after opening.

I thought of this when I was making myself a bacon and egg roll, I was spreading cream cheese spread on the bread roll and thought about it as I looked at the jar that has been sitting on the bench since it was opened a week ago, the jar also says to use within 14 days.

How often do we see something written and just don't take any notice of it, is it because we think we know better or is because it seems like a silly instruction so we just take no notice.

I know with the cream cheese if I was to put it in the fridge it would go hard and would be difficult if not impossible to spread, hence the reason I don't refrigerate it during these cold winter months.

Also I have notice that it says to refrigerate after opening the tomato sauce and the BBQ sauce like who does that. Years ago the refrigerate after opening was also on the Vegemite and Peanut Butter but not any more and I can tell you I have never put the Vegemite or Peanut Butter in the fridge.

Of course you expect to see refrigerate after opening on your margarine and butter but I can tell you I don't put them in the fridge either during the colder months hell I don't often refrigerate during summer as well.


So what do you do, do you follow the instructions and place your jars in the fridge or are you more like me and just stick them in the cupboard, after all it isn't like you have ever got sick by said product not being in the fridge. 

9 comments:

  1. I refrigerate after opening. I'm obedient that way. My (late) grandmother who lived in North Dakota refrigerated her peanut butter during the summer. They didn't have air conditioning so the p.b. would have turned into a runny mess if it weren't refrigerated.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Yes during the summer months we have to often make sure the marg or butter is in the fridge or it will turn to oil not sure about the cream cheese as it is always in the fridge during summer anyway

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  2. I never ever refrigerate peanut butter. I used not to refrigerate mayonnaise. But now I do. I don't refrigerate the tomato products usually or mustard. they stay out in a cabinet. I won't leave margarine or butter put too long for fears of rancidness. So I do refrigerate that. As a kid, I never died from my Dad leaving stuff out. He used to leave Sunday dinner out at 1200 until we ate the rest that night! We're still kicking'.

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    1. Yes I think when we were little ones there wasn't as much concern about sticking things in the fridge and hell we are all still alive and kicking.............When it is stinking hot there is more need to put things in the fridge

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  3. Dear Jo-Anne, so I'm going to admit it-------I'm pretty lackadaisical about all this. I'm with you! Peace.

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    1. I know some people who stress over things like this and I don't get it

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  4. If I open it and it smells good, okay. While I try to refrigerate the obvious, I probably end up refrigging stuff what don't need it as well.

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    1. Yes I am one to use my nose, I have said a number of times to my daughter smell it and if it smells ok taste it if it tastes ok use it

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  5. I too am diligent about refrigerating after opening. The problem that can happen is once in the back of the refrigerator, it can be lost. :-)

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