Why are Bubbies Products Refrigerated?

You might have wondered why at the grocery store, some pickles are stored on the shelves and some are in the refrigerated section. For Bubbie, it’s all about crunch and fermentation!

Shelf stable products don’t require refrigeration for a few reasons.

  1. They have preservatives in them.
  2. They have been pasteurized.

Our Kosher Dills, Dill Relish and Sauerkraut are naturally fermented products and cured in salt water brine using a lacto-fermentation process. While salt brine will keep food safe for consumption for a little while without refrigeration, the cold keeps the crunch!

Most of Bubbies food products should remain safe to eat if left out of refrigeration for a couple of days because of their very high acidity. Bubbies cannot guarantee the quality of improperly stored foods, and consumers must use their best judgment when consuming them. If left out for a couple of days, Bubbies fermented foods will become a bit softer and sourer; Bubbies Horseradish may begin to change a darker color, may separate and lose pungency; but all should still remain safe to eat.

On the other hand, Bubbies Bread & Butter Chips are shelf stable and do not require refrigeration until opened, but must be kept refrigerated thereafter. Our Pickled Herring Fillets should be kept refrigerated at all times and discarded if not stored properly.

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