Muffins are delicious. Even store-bought muffins can satisfy your cravings in a variety of different flavors and shapes. Homemade muffins will last anywhere from two to seven days depending on the ingredients used. How about store bought muffins from Costco?
Muffins sold in stores typically last longer than homemade muffins for a variety of reasons. Mostly, this is due to the preservatives that are added to the recipes in order to keep them fresh until they can be sold. The sell-by date on the package typically indicates the point at which the muffins will start to dry out.
How Long Do Costco Muffins Last?
Costco muffins will last around 5-7 days when stored in a proper container. Muffins can also be frozen for storage and thawed out later if you need to store them for longer periods.
Keep reading to find details on how long Costco muffins last, as well as information on how to make them last longer.
How Do You Know if Costco Muffins Are Bad?
Muffins can go bad in a variety of ways. After a while they can become moldy. However, sometimes it may not be so obvious that a muffin is no longer “good”. Muffins can become dry and unpalatable without any visible way of telling if they are bad.
You can tell that Costco muffins have gone bad in a number of ways:
- Visible mold
- Stored longer than recommended
- Taste dry or otherwise bad
- Strange smell
The most common way that muffins will go bad (if they are stored properly) is that they will dry out. This doesn’t present any health concerns, but they may still be unpleasant to eat. The best way to keep muffins fresh is to store them outside the fridge in an airtight container.
How to Make Costco Muffins Last Longer?
If you bought a big batch of Costco muffins, you might not be able to eat them all before they start to dry out. If you want to make your Costco muffins last longer, there are a couple of things you can try.
You can make Costco muffins last longer by storing them in an airtight container outside the fridge. Placing a paper towel inside the container along with the muffins can help control the moisture. You can also freeze muffins for long term storage and thaw them out when you’re ready to eat them.
Storing muffins in the fridge is not recommended because it will often cause them to dry out faster than if they were outside the fridge. The cold temperatures may also change the texture of the muffins depending on the ingredients with which they were made.
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How Do You Reheat Costco Muffins?
If you want to keep a large number of muffins in storage for later consumption, you can freeze muffins in a freezer bag and store them for up to around three months. However, they will need to be thawed out before they can be consumed.
You can reheat Costco muffins in the oven or the microwave. You can also use other methods such as a toaster or a skillet. The oven is a popular method because it allows you to reheat lots of muffins at once.
To reheat muffins in the oven, you should follow these simple steps:
- Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C)
- Place your muffins on a baking sheet
- Cover the muffins with a sheet of aluminum foil (shiny side up)
- Place the baking sheet in the oven and cook for around 10 minutes
Every oven is different, so you may need to tweak these recommendations in order to get it just right.
Muffins are delicious. Even store bought ones from Costco can hit the spot. Storing large amounts of muffins can be a pain if you don’t eat them fast enough before they go bad. The most common way for muffins to go bad is for them to dry out.
If you want to keep your muffins fresh, you should store them in an airtight container outside the fridge. You can also freeze them for long-term storage if you want to consume them at a later date.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to ask away in the comments section.