Today's question - peanut butter.
My incredibly generous employer keeps both of our lunchrooms stocked with cereal, instant soups, sandwich supplies, various beverages, frozen waffles and other goodies. (Yes, I know how lucky I am!)
In the pantry is a large container of Kraft peanut butter. (I list the brand because people will be able to picture the texture and properties properly).
This is a big jar - the 2kg (5lb?) size. We're talking a lot of peanut butter.
It is being used, but very, very slowly.
I was worried that it would go rancid, so I went to put it in the fridge.
This triggered a discussion about where the best place to store the peanut butter was.
Some say fridge, because it will stay fresh longer.
Others say pantry, because if it's in the fridge, it will be too hard to spread and no one will want to use it.
(Some people were surprised that putting it in the fridge was even an option. Totally new idea.)
So - where should we keep the peanut butter? We've had the jar for a month now and only two people have used it.
How long will it take to go bad (The expiration date is a very unclear and unhelpful "12Mar13".
Will this brand be too hard if I put it in the fridge?
There are only 30 of us in the office, and it seems like everyone has an opinion. Thoughts?