Shelf Life of Crisco


Yesterday, a question was raised about the shelf life of Crisco.  The following is taken directly from their web site.  A little disappointing, I though it would be better.

How long can I keep Crisco products on my shelf?

The shelf life of a shortening or oil product depends a great deal on how it has been stored and handled. For the best results, Crisco products should be stored in a cool, dry place away from strong odors, direct sunlight, and sources of heat (stoves, dishwashers, and refrigerators).

Crisco Products Shelf Life & Manufacture Code Locations
  Shortening Can Shortening Sticks Crisco Oil Crisco Spray
Unopened 2 years from manufacture date 2 years from manufacture date 2 years from manufacture date 2 years
Opened about 1 year about 6 months about 1 year 2 years
Code Location bottom of can side of plastic tub side of bottle back label bottom of can

Freshness Tip: To help keep track of how long a container’s been opened, you might write the date on the package when you first break the seal. If you notice any change in color or appearance, or if your Crisco product develops an off odor or taste, it’s probably past its shelf life and shouldn’t be used.

I will write about oils and storage life in a few days.  There are a couple of good solutions.


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One Response to Shelf Life of Crisco

  1. Paranoid says:

    Near 40 years ago I visited the CRISCO plant. That’s when it was in metal cans not paper and before lawyers ran the world. The guy at the plant said They used Nitrogen to make the bubbles in it and it’s life was forever until the can rusted through. I have some that I used after 20 years and it was stll good. There are chart’s showng how long fats last. Corn oil iis the shortest, It closely related to smoke pont, Hgher the point longer it lasts. The only reason most things have a two year life is they don’t want to be responsble

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