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From dry soups and rice to pasta and flour, pantry food gives you an easy, shelf-stable way to stock up. You'll find a wide range of delicious pantry food at CVS Pharmacy in our stores and online. When buying pantry food, make sure that you store it in a cool, dark place out of direct sunlight. Shop for bulk pantry food items if you're looking to stock up on all of your favorites. This food can include anything from condiments to flour, sugar, and rice. Always keep your pantry food in airtight containers and don't open the packaging until you're ready to consume it.
Food Shelf Life
The food shelf life of your items will vary depending on the product. Always read the expiration date to make sure that your food hasn't spoiled. While food shelf life can vary from item to item, most things have a standard length of time that they remain edible before going bad. Baking powder has a food shelf life of about 18 months, while baking soda can last two years. Cornmeal lasts between six and 12 months, while cornstarch should have a food shelf life of about 18 months. All types of flour typically last between six to eight months. Surprisingly, honey has an incredible indefinite shelf life. Most items will last longer if they remain unopened. For example, canola oil lasts about one year when it's opened, but it can last two years if it stays unopened. Spices and herbs should last anywhere from one to three years when they are stored correctly.
Best Pantry Foods
The best pantry foods are the ones that you will use and enjoy. If you love to bake, you'll want to make sure that your pantry is fully stocked with items like all-purpose flour, sugar, yeast, and baking powder. Other examples of the best pantry foods include items that you can make in a pinch. Pasta, soup mixes, rice, and instant potatoes are all good examples of foods that you can make in a hurry or when you're running low on fresh foods. Other pantry foods that everyone needs include a variety of herbs and spices. This will make cooking more enjoyable and you'll have more flexibility when you're making all of your favorite recipes.