Jello is a snack time favorite for people across all age groups.
Pre-packaged Jello cups come in a bunch of flavors. In most grocery stores, pre-packaged Jello cups are stored on shelves at room temperature.
But once purchased, do they need to be refrigerated?
Stick with us as we answer that question.
Do You Need to Refrigerate Jello Cups?
That’s a great question, and the answer is no, Jello cups (including pudding cups) do not need to be stored in the refrigerator.
It is recommended that you store it in the refrigerator, as this product is enjoyed better when cooled.
If you happen to open a Jello cup, and you are unable to finish it, then it is best if you do not leave it out at room temperature.
Ideally, you should store the opened Jello cup in an airtight container or cover it with plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator.
Once you store it in the refrigerator, leave it there until ready to enjoy.
If you’re wondering about whether or not you can freeze Jello, the answer is no. Freezing will break the bond that holds the gelatin together. This will result in your Jello becoming ice-like when frozen and goopy once it melts.
Wrapping it up
When storing Jello or Jello pudding cups, place them somewhere cool like in the pantry or kitchen cabinet.
Prior to consumption, you can transfer Jello to the refrigerator to cool it down. Once open, unfinished Jello should be wrapped or covered tightly and kept in the refrigerator.