Do Pickles Go Bad?

A SIMPLE guide to pickle shelf life and storage

We've all been there: staring at an old jar of pickles and wondering, "Are these still good?"  Today, we're answering that question and giving you the lowdown on pickle shelf life.

Do Pickles Go Bad? Yes, pickles can spoil. Their longevity depends on factors like storage conditions and whether the jar is opened.


How Long Do They Last? Unopened pickles can last up to 2 years if stored correctly. Once you open the jar, aim to consume them within a few months.


Signs of Spoilage If you see mold, detect unpleasant odors, or notice the brine has turned cloudy, it's time to discard the pickles.


Proper Storage For unopened jars, store them in a cool, dark place. Once opened, always keep the jar refrigerated to extend freshness.


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