How long do condiments last in the pantry & fridge? [Infographic]


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You go to your refrigerator to make a sandwich, and you realize that the mayonnaise has been untouched for so long that it’s buried beneath Tupperware in the back. Come to think of it, when did you buy that ketchup and mustard? 

How long are these condiments supposed to last? Now you don’t have to wonder. Tape this guide — developed based on information from WebMD and Consumer Reports — to the inside of your pantry or post on your fridge so you know how long your condiments keep for best quality.

Bonus tip: With a permanent marker, on the bottom of the bottle, write the date that you purchased any of the following. Then you’ll know how long you've had it!

(Click here for the print version.)