It seems that everytime that i buy crumpets, no matter where or what the date is on them, they go moudly very quickly. I wonder if this happens to anyone else. I have complained but all they do is refund my money and offer me more crumpets that I won’t take because they will go mouldy. Has anyone else had this experience?


Posted anonymously, 9th January 2015


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  • I keep them in the fridge or if longer I freeze in packets of two.


  • I find storing them in the fridge helps them last longer. I also freeze extras in packets of two for easy to get breakfasts.


  • As soon as I buy the crumpets it goes straight into the fridge and glad wrapped . It has some sort of ingredient in it that doesn’t stay fresh for too long anyway so best to eat quickly .


  • I individually wrap them in cling wrap and freeze them. Pull them out when I want one, they don’t take long to defrost


  • I don’t think they have a long shelf life. I was in the supermarket yesterday (29th) and the ones on the shelf had an expiry date of either 31st or 1st.


  • Yes,all the time, i think it’s a common problem. I buy mine, open them and individually wrap them in glad wrap, place in a freezer gage sealant freeze. When needed, pull one out, defrost in microwave for 20 secs and cook as normal. Last longer and no mould!


  • I have had this issue with every other bread product imaginable but not crumpets! But I also realised my bread was near the kettle and a few other hot things that caused them to sweat in the bag


  • Love crumpets,l glad wrap once open and have never had a problem,or leave in fridge.


  • Ours don’t normally last
    But brought some 2 weeks ago and by the 2nd day they was mouldy.
    andwe had 2 in happy little campers


  • Like many others, I always freeze mine straight away. I open the pack and freeze into sets of 2 wrapped in foil. Then they last ages!


  • Yes, I find that happens quite often but I live in hot, humid Queensland so I am sure that contributes to it. I usually freeze my crumpets in lots of two and take out of the freezer the night before I want to have them. This works well for me as I enjoy my crumpets toasted.


  • Crumpets have a high moisture content, you’ll notice sometimes when you open a fresh pack and they are quite ‘sticky’. Hence they will get mouldy quickly :)


  • I freeze them individually in snap lock bags (if you freeze more than one they get stuck together and are hard to separate but you could put baking paper between them) I find this time of year, especially when it’s humid, bread, buns , crumpets etc go mouldy quickly.


  • I put them in the fridge until I open & put the remainder in zip lock bags so they don’t dry out. Freeze them if you are not planning to eat them before their use by date.


  • I always keep a packet in the freezer and another in the fridge. They usually get eaten too quickly to get mouldy around here.


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