Whether you’re the kind of person who dabs a little hot sauce on a dish every now and then, or you’re more of the mindset that food is a vehicle for your hot sauce, you’ve probably found a bottle with an expired “best by” in the back of the fridge while looking for a midnight snack, or hiding away in the back of a cabinet during a deep clean.
Not so fast! While we can’t recommend ever eating anything past its “use by” date without investigating for signs of spoilage, “best by” dates aren’t expiration dates, and there’s a good chance your bonus bottle of hot sauce is still perfectly safe to eat.
In a word, yes. Almost all food spoils. The big exception to that rule is, famously, honey, which was found still safe to eat in ancient Egyptian tombs.
Though almost all food eventually spoils, different foods spoil at different rates. How quickly it spoils depends on a lot of factors, including how it’s kept. The organic blueberries from the local Farmers Market aren’t going to last as long as that can of creamed corn, which might outlive us all.
Where can I purchase Frank’s RedHot sauces?
Franks RedHot sauces are available from food stores, convenience stores and club stores nationally. If you are unable to find your favorite Franks RedHot Sauce at your local store you can ask your store manager to order it.
Are Frank’s RedHot sauce products kosher?
Franks RedHot Original, XTRA Hot, Buffalo Wings Sauce, Chile n Lime, Hot Buffalo, Kickin BBQ and Sriracha Chili Sauce are kosher. Franks RedHot Sweet Chili is not kosher.
What is the shelf life of Frank’s RedHot® hot sauce?
Quality, freshness and flavor are top priorities at Franks RedHot®. The date stamped on shoulder or the bottom of the bottle is the date we recommend that you use the product by to assure the products optimum flavor, freshness and consistent quality. The product will generally maintain good flavor quality for a few weeks after that date if refrigerated. Refrigeration will help maintain its flavor; however, it is not necessary if you prefer your Franks RedHot® to be room temperature. The recommended shelf life from the date of manufacture if unopened is 24 months.
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