There are a lot of people out there that store their mayonnaise, ketchup, and soy sauce in the fridge. Were you aware of the fact that it is completely unnecessary to do so? Most condiments contain natural and artificial preservatives that makes them fresh for longer. You are probably wondering why manufacturers label the bottles of various sauces saying that they should be preserved in a cool and dry place? This is actually true but that doesn’t necessarily have to be the refrigerator, it can easily mean your kitchen cabinet. This is actually true but that doesn’t necessarily have to be the refrigerator, it can easily mean your kitchen cabinet. Even mayonnaise and ketchup can be kept outside of the fridge. Remember that homemade condiments are different. Because you made them from scratch, they do not have the same amounts of preservatives, resulting in them going bad faster. It is advisable to store those in the fridge.
Honey isn’t only delicious, but it is also very good for your health. While you might think that it is wise to store your honey in the fridge, I advise you not to do so. Because of the cold temperature of the fridge, your honey will get thick and therefore will be harder to spread. Additionally, if you leave your honey in the fridge for too long, your honey will crystalize and this will lead to the loss of the sweet flavor. Honey is best kept at room temperature and in a dry and dark place, preferably in a closed jar. Honey does not go bad but the quality of the honey can decrease after approximately two years.