How Long Do Sweets Last?

How long do sweets last?

Foods rich in simple carbohydrates such as sugar are most commonly associated with sweetness, although some natural and artificial compounds are much sweeter and are commonly used as sugar substitutes. Listed here are items which contain sugar. Many baked goods and desserts are listed in this sweets menu, along with different types of candy. Sweets are a broad category, but these pages are filled with specific information.

Since each sweet is different, there are many individual pages listed here. We've got cookies, cakes, frosting, pies, chocolate and even Halloween candy pages available for browsing. Check out the different categories below to find out more about shelf life, storage and expiration dates of various sweets.

So, how long do sweets last?
Check one of our many tables to find out...

Cakes are best when fresh. Do you know the shelf life?
Candy canes look like they can last forever. Do they?
Cheesecake is decadent. Are you storing it properly?
Chocolate is associated with romance. Keep yours fresh!
Chocolate Syrup is a favorite in milk. Click here to find out how long it lasts!
Cookies are popular. Make sure they're fresh!
Cupcakes are more popular than ever. Don't let yours go bad!
Gingerbread is a holiday treat. Click here to find out how long it lasts!
Honey keeps a very long time, but forever?
Does ice cream go bad if it melts? Let's find out!
Want to know if Jello has gone bad? It can be tough. Find out more.
Jelly beans last a long time. Find out how long.
M & M's are sweeter when fresh. Find out how to tell.
Marshmallows can go bad. Find out how to tell.
Oreos are America's favorite cookie. Do you know how to store them?
Pies come in so many varieties. Find out how to store yours.
Popsicles keep in the freezer. Don't let yours go bad!
Pudding is a comfort food, unless it's gone bad!
Sugar can should be stored properly. Find out how!

What are our shelf life resources?

In determining how long Sweets 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 Sweets.

*An important note about expiration dates...

Although the Sweets 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!