By Chelsea Meyer
Rock River Current
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Your kids are probably going to end up with a huge stash of candy this weekend after walking house to house saying, “trick-or-treat!” You don’t want them to eat it all in one sitting, so here’s how long that candy will last, according to LifeHacker.

1. Chocolate. Eight to 10 months if stored in a cool, dark, and dry place. Dark chocolate can last longer, closer to two years.

2. Hard candy. Stuff like lollipops and butterscotch candies last about a year in their package. As hard candy gets stale, it will become sticky, and the texture will feel grainy.

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3. Caramel. About six to nine months if packaged properly. After that, it will get stale and hard.

4. Candy corn. About nine months before it hardens from staleness.

5. Jellied candies. They last about a year unopened.

6. Gum. Six to nine months.

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Source: (LifeHacker / WJHL)


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