How Long Do Pop Tarts Last?

How Long Do Pop Tarts Last? Pop tarts, if unopened and stored properly, can last 6-12 months beyond their "best by" date according to our explanations below. The shelf life of Pop Tarts depends on the best before date and how the pop tarts are stored. Pop Tarts are commonly known as "breakfast on the run" and most popular with kids. Pop tarts now come in many flavors, with the original frosted strawberry still being the top seller.

So, how long do pop tarts last? When properly stored, the shelf life of pop tarts past their best by date is approximately...

Pop Tarts Expiration Date

(Unopened) Pantry
Past Printed Date
Pop Tarts last for 6-12 Months
(Opened) Pantry
Pop Tarts last for 1-2 Weeks

Of course, all foods last for a shorter period of time if they are not stored properly. But remember, like a lot of other grains, it usually has a best by date and not a use by date or expiration date. Because of this distinction, you may safely eat pop tarts even after the best before date date has lapsed.

How to tell if Pop Tarts are bad, rotten or spoiled?

Practicing proper hygiene and food safety techniques will help prevent foodborne illness.

Although not a perfect test, your senses are usually the most reliable instruments to tell if your foods have gone bad. Watch for any signs of mold or rancid smell from the fats in the pastry.

There are, of course, certain health risks associated with spoiled foods so always remember to practice food safety and enjoy your foods before their shelf life has expired!

How to store Pop Tarts to extend their shelf life?

The best way to store your pop tarts is in an airtight container on the shelf. The original package can be used if sealed with tape.

Some benefits of proper food storage include eating healthier, cutting food costs and helping the environment by avoiding waste.

How long are Pop Tarts good for when prepared in a dish?

How long do pop tarts last? That depends. How long does milk last? In general, pop tarts last only as long as the quickest expiring ingredient it is mixed with.

What are our shelf life resources?

In determining how long Pop Tarts lasts, our content incorporates research from multiple resources, including the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Food & Drug Administration. In addition, we scoured the web for informative articles and reports related to food safety, food storage and the shelf life of Pop Tarts.

*An important note about expiration dates...

Although the Pop Tarts shelf life information on Eat By Date is generally reliable, please remember that individual cases will vary and that our advice should only be taken as an opinion and not a replacement for your health care professional. Please eat responsibly!