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Foods That Don’t Belong in the Fridge

Miscellaneous Items

Here are some random items that you may feel the need to refrigerate, but you really don’t have to.

Coffee coffee

If you want to ruin you cup of morning Joe, refrigeration is the way to do it. The cold air actually reduces the flavor of the coffee. It doesn’t matter if the coffee is whole or ground, no coffee in the fridge. Use an airtight container for storage instead.


You may place bread in your freezer for long term storage, but bread you want to use now is best placed on the counter. Placing bread in the fridge will cause it to dry out leaving it hard and unappetizing.

Peanut Butter and Spreads

Peanut butter and the complementary chocolate hazelnut spreads do not require refrigeration. In fact, the cold air reduces the flavor of the chocolate hazelnut spread.

Knowing which foods don’t belong in the refrigerator can help you enjoy the taste of your food while keeping it fresher longer.