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  • SC = Store Coupon
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  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
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  • EXP = Expiration Date

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How Long To Keep Staple Items

on 1.14.2015 at 8:35am

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staple itemsTrying to decide how long to keep staple items? These are items that are good to keep on hand in the pantry, but that doesn’t mean you can keep them there forever.

While you don’t want to them go bad, you also don’t want to throw them out too soon and waste that item plus the money. Here is a guide on how long to keep your staple items. Writing down the date somewhere on the package or bottle can help you keep track!

How Long To Keep Staple Items:

Brown Sugar: Indefinite
Chocolate: 1 year
Coffee (canned ground): 1 month
Honey: Indefinite

Ketchup: 6 months
Maple Syrup: 1 year
Mustard: 2 years
Olive Oil: 1 year
Pasta (dried): 1 year

Peanut Butter: 3 months
Tabasco: 5 years
Soy Sauce: 3 months
Vinegar: 3 ½ years
White Rice: 2 years

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