Shelf Life

We are often asked about the shelf life of specific candies and it is a difficult question to answer.

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All of our candies are rotated regularly thus assuring that you get only the highest quality, freshest candy available.

The best rule of thumb is to order as close as possible to when your desired candy is needed

However, if this is not possible, below is a list of candies with suggested shelf lives:

Amorini Hearts - One of our most popular items, Amorini Hearts are often ordered in advance for use as favors for anniversaries, baby showers or weddings.

These candies are not as perishable as Jordan Almonds and the shelf life is up to ten (10) months.

It is important to note that Amorini Hearts consist of milk chocolate encased in an edible heart shaped outer shell and are perishable when exposed to high temperatures.

Bubble Gum - Most gum such as Bubble Yum or Bubblicious Bubble Gum is good for anywhere from four (4) to six (6) months and this guideline applies to regular gums such as Chiclets, Dentyne, Trident, et al

Candy Bars - The average shelf for a chocolate candy bar is anywhere up to six (6) months, however, certain candies such as Necco Wafers, Smarties, Starburst Fruit Chews or Nerds can last considerably longer due to their consistency.

Concession Candy - The same guidelines that hold true for candy bars would apply to Concession Candy as this is the same product except packaged in a larger unit.

Gummi Candy - Most gummi candies such as gummi bearsstrawberry puffs, etc are good for up to (six) months although they will diminish in quality if exposed high temperatures.

Jelly Belly Jelly Beans  - The manufacturer suggests that the shelf life for Jelly Bellies is up to eight (8) months.

Jordan Almonds (Confetti) - We are frequently asked about Jordan Almonds as they are often purchased in advance to be used for celebratory events such as anniversaries, baby showers or weddings.

Although the shelf life is said to be up to five (5) months, we suggest that you do not hold them for longer than two (2) to three (3) months to ensure that they are absolutely fresh.

Lollipops  - Most lollipops have a long shelf life but it is important to remember that exposure to high temperatures can cause the candy to permanently stick to the wrappers.

Although most lollipops can last up to six (6) months, it is important that they are stored in cool environments.

M&M's ® Chocolates  - According to the manufacturer, the life span of M&M's ® is up to thirteen (13) months providing that it remains in it's factory sealed package.

Although M&M's ® are durable, like any chocolate product, they will melt if exposed to high temperatures.

Please note that we are an independent retailer and not affiliated with, co-sponsored or endorsed by Masterfoods USA / M&M Mars.

Novelty Candy - Most novelties candies are nothing more than candy such as bubble gum or dextrose encased in a plastic outer shell. The life span of most novelty candies is six (6) to eight (8) months and depends on the type of candy chosen.

Unwrapped Bulk Candy - Most unwrapped bulk candies remains fresh for five (5) to six (6) months, however, certain items such as Candy Roll Wafers, Runts, Rock Candy Strings and Candy Blocks will last longer due to their consistency.

Candies such as Good & Plenty, Licorice, Mexican Hats or Red Dollars tend to taste better when fresh and we suggest that you store them for no longer than two (2) months.

Chocolate candies such as Bridge MixChocolate Pretzels, Double Dipped Chocolate Peanuts or Malted Milk Balls tend to have a shorter shelf life and this applies to any candy that has peanuts as one of the ingredients,

Wrapped Bulk Candy - Most wrapped bulk candy remains fresh for five (5) to six (6) months especially if it is a hard candy such as a Butterscotch Disc, Starlite Mint or Root Beer Barrel.

Softer candies such as Caramel Creams or Brach's Royals have a shorter shelf life due to their consistency.

Certain candies such as Anise Squares, Brach's Ice Blue Mints, Jolly Ranchers or Sour Balls have a much longer shelf life and are ideal for long term use.

If perishability or exposure to high temperatures is an issue, the rule of thumb is "the softer the candy, the more likely it is to be damaged."

Please note that the above guidelines are only suggested recommendations and that we can not guarantee accuracy. If in doubt about a specific product, we encourage you to contact Customer Service.