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Fridge Or Not?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Derek W, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. Derek W

    Derek W Well-Known Member

    So musing the important things in life, as I added brown sauce to my bacon rolls, I wondered if many people, like me, put there tomato and brown sauce in the fridge once it is open or just leave it in the kitchen cupboard?

    What say you?
  2. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    I rather boringly follow the label - refrigerate once opened.
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  3. Derek W

    Derek W Well-Known Member

    I must confess I have never read the labels.

    It just seemed the sensible thing to do, place it in the fridge once opened.
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  4. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    despite the fact it has salt, sugar and vinegar amongst the ingredients (3 of the finest natural preservatives known to man:rolleyes:) it goes in the fridge.
    Mainly to stop it becoming too runny
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  5. dangie

    dangie Senior Knobhead

    Put tomato ketchup in the fridge and brown sauce (HP of course) in the cupboard. No idea why....???

    Note: Just looked at labels.
    Tomato Ketchup says Store in Cool Place. Once opened keep in fridge and consume within 6 weeks of opening
    HP Sauce - No information on storing and usage at all. Just a use-by date which is half way through next year. That's how I like it.
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  6. Derek W

    Derek W Well-Known Member

    Just opened up a fresh bottle of HP, now in the fridge.

    I think I may have to chuck my tomato sauce though if it is supposed to be consumed within 6 weeks, I had this particular bottle at my old house and I have been in my new house coming up to 8 months now.
  7. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    I consider the squeezy bottles to be virtually air-tight. As such, they can be assumed (imo) to last far longer than 6 weeks. As mentioned above, pretty full of preservatives anyway.
  8. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

    Bear in mind that many of the very long storage dates are the result of the product being packaged & supplied in a protective atmosphere e.g. sulphur dioxide, nitrogen, carbon dioxide. Once that's no longer present, more normal storage dates will apply.
  9. DaveM399

    DaveM399 Well-Known Member

    My choice is brown sauce in the bin, but my better half overrules this!
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  10. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    Fridge for both once opened
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  11. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Fridge. I once worked in a cafe that kept its bowls of ketchup/brownsauce/mustard on a tray in the kitchen overnight for ease of getting it out onto the tables next day. The dark crust that formed on top was not pleasant. Put me off for life.
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  12. neilt3

    neilt3 Well-Known Member

    Never put brown sauce or tomato sauce in the fridge .
    There on the bottom shelf of the cupboard next to the breakfast cereal ( where else ?)
    The big bottle of hp sauce might be a year old and is still fine .
    Tomato sauce is used a bit more , so we go through three or so bottles a year , so about four months old .
    It doesn't go off .
  13. dangie

    dangie Senior Knobhead

    The problem with putting brown sauce in the fridge is that you'd be putting cold sauce onto a hot Full English [or Welsh or Scots or Irish etc].
  14. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member


    These things were designed to keep at least over winter, and not in a fridge either.

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  15. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    Fridge, there's space enough for it. I contend that it will keep better chilled, although it has sufficient vinegar to keep quite well without refrigeration. I never keep eggs in the fridge though, I buy fresh from a local market and they are fine kept in the pantry.
  16. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Drives me nuts! My fridge has more jars and tubes than food in it.

    Preserves should preserve but bought ones don't apparently. Pickles should stay pickled. Condiments should stay condiment (haha!).

    How I wish for a larder!
    How I wish bought things lasted without refrigeration.
    Use the correct processes and nothing should go off.
  17. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I'd never put HP sauce in the fridge. Ketchup is kept in the fridge in our house but I never touch the stuff (yuk)
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  18. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    Now I never touch HP Sauce, yuk!
  19. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Constantly chilling and warming each time you take the bottle out of the fridge is probably not the best food hygiene practice.
  20. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I remember my old second cousin offering me a dram. Would you like lemonade? A little splash would be good thanks. So this bottle appeared, half full, complete with rusty screw top and she poured some in!
    I didn't die.
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