How long can you keep Halloween candy?

United States
February 9, 2009 9:54am CST
I still have some left over and was wondering if it was still good. The candy is mostly Blow Pops, Ring Pops, Nerds, Chewy Sweet Tarts. I'm sure they are still good. The store probably keeps their candy for 5 years. Well, it taste like it sometimes.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
9 Feb 09
candy lasts a long time We have eaten it a year later.
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@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
19 Feb 09
I wouldn't want to keep it anymore than a year. I'd think it would start tasting funny or maybe go rancid. I'd suggest you try a piece before eating a bunch or giving it away. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
@messageme (2821)
• United States
10 Feb 09
Not sure. Kids never mind how old candy is, they will eat it anyways I usually will keep mine till the next candy giving holiday and then throw away any left overs from the one before. Halloween would have been thrown away at Christmas, Christmas at valentines, valentines at Easter....you get the point right.
@Jae2619 (1485)
• United States
9 Feb 09
Candy can last along time, especially hard candies like that. We've kept halloween candy til easter or so, but I've been known to put some of my kid's up to hide it and find it the next halloween, and have went threw it myself to find a hard peice of candy or something... and it's been fine... I'd just open a piece and taste it and if it's not tasting so well spit it out and try again... lol
• United States
9 Feb 09
Most lasts for some time it just depends on what it is and the condition it is stored in. You can't leave suckers in a hot car all summer and think they aren't going to be a gooey mess. Chocolate goes bad in time too. But really most things last a long time again just how it was stored.
• Canada
9 Feb 09
LOL yes it DOES taste like it sometimes! We don't go through much candy in our house -- although we can plow through those mini candy bars like there is no tomorrow! Yeesh! But, yes, I've kept halloween candy almost through until the next halloween, to be honest. I put everything in an airtight container and it has always been just fine. As long as it's not stored in an area that's too warm or subject to a lot of temperature change (those ring pops especially would get pretty awful), I think it should be ok :)