When should you throw out CNY goodies?

When should you throw out CNY goodies?
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You've feasted your way through the first few days of Chinese New Year but no matter how much you think you ate, we're sure you have some leftover goodies and kuehs piling up.

Don't hold on to them for too long because they do expire and you don't want to get sick eating mouldy food!

So, from bak kwa to love letters and mandarin oranges, here's when you should throw out these tasty treats:

Almond cookies and other nut cookies

1 month if kept in an airtight container at room temperature after they're opened.

Bak kwa

1 week

3 weeks to a month if kept in an airtight container at room temperature after they're opened.

Fried fish skin and other crispy treats

1 to 2 weeks if kept in an airtight container at room temperature after they're opened.

Green pea cookies

3 weeks to a month if kept in an airtight container at room temperature after they're opened.

Kueh Bahulu

3 weeks to a month if kept in an airtight container at room temperature after they're opened.

Kueh Bangkit

1 to 2 weeks if kept in an airtight container at room temperature after they're opened.

Love letters

3 weeks if kept in an airtight container at room temperature after they're opened.

Mandarin oranges

1 week

Peanuts and other nuts and seeds

1 month

Pineapple tarts

3 weeks if kept in an airtight container at room temperature after they're opened.

This article was first published in Simply Her.

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