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Raisins in the Refrigerator?

All of my adult life, I have never known to store raisins in the fridge, so, I've always kept them in the pantry, and they were fine (to my knowledge). Then one day just recently, I read the package, and it says "Keep Refrigerated". Really? So, I started keeping them in the fridge, BUT they all stick together like a solid rock, and it's so frustrating to scoop a few out in the mornings for cereal etc.. I feel like I need a chisel! Lol... So, do you keep the raisins in the fridge? Or in the pantry? Thanks!!

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Yeah, I think I'll go back to keeping them in the pantry! Thanks for all the feedback :)

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I have always kept mine in the pantry. I never even read the package! When I was growing up they were in the pantry too.

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Pantry.

We buy a lot of things in bulk (six kids!), and raisins are no exception. We buy 20 pounds at a time and store them in 5 gallon buckets in the root cellar. I scoop some out into a canister to keep in the pantry upstairs. Never had any trouble with them. All my dried fruit is stored in the root cellar or pantry.

Then again, I keep my mustard on the counter, too. Such a rebel! :)

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I have always kept mine in the pantry. I never even read the package! When I was growing up they were in the pantry too.

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I don't keep them in the fridge for the same reason! I do see, though, that they become a mass if kept too long, even in the cupboard. I wish Trader Joe's sold half-sized bags. I like raisins for small snacks, but we try to serve fresh fruit first.

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Growing up I remember them being in fridge but so was the flour...

When I bought them a few years ago I did keep them in the pantry until I found that a mouse was helping itself...I haven't bought them since :-)

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I've always kept them in the pantry. I didn't know that either. I can't stand when someone puts peanut butter in the fridge either. It just changes it. Hasn't hurt any if us yet!

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Pantry.

We buy a lot of things in bulk (six kids!), and raisins are no exception. We buy 20 pounds at a time and store them in 5 gallon buckets in the root cellar. I scoop some out into a canister to keep in the pantry upstairs. Never had any trouble with them. All my dried fruit is stored in the root cellar or pantry.

Then again, I keep my mustard on the counter, too. Such a rebel! :)

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I saw that too and could not bring myself to do it. Mine are in the pantry and we are fine.

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No. The "warning" is to keep the lawyers happy.

Good luck to you and yours.

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I keep raisins and prunes in the fridge. I just knock the raisins box (or bag if it's a lot and I switch them to a storage bag) on the counter a few times to loosen them. :-)

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