You’ve just gotten halfway through a recipe, only to discover that a key ingredient is missing because you tossed it during your last cleaning spree. It’s a predicament you shouldn’t have to face again. At least when it comes to the nine kitchen staples we’ve listed here. When stored properly, these everyday items will last for years. Sometimes decades even after they’ve been opened. And they’ll lose very little, if any, of their original quality as time passes. So think twice before tossing one of these items. If you’ve been handling it correctly, chances are it’s just fine.
Pure honey is as durable as it is delicious; it keeps safe indefinitely. Honey may change color or crystallize over time, but that won’t make it unsafe.
Keep it fresh: Store in a cool area and keep tightly closed. Revive crystallized honey by placing the opened jar in warm water and stirring until dissolved.