Suggested Shelf Life for Popular Vending Items

expiration-dateVendors need to pay attention to expiration dates of products that are sold.  The following are suggested shelf life for the most popular vending items.  You should always follow expiration or sell-by dates printed on the products that you purchase.  If you have a vending question, ask us about it here!




Chocolate Candy 9-12 Months
Sugary Candy (ie: runts, Mike & Ikes, Skittles, Hot Tomales) 18 Months
Gumballs 18 Months
Licorice 6-9 Months
Nuts 6-10 Months
Chips 2-3 Months
Pop Tarts 5-7 Months
Granola Bars 6-8 Months
Bottled Diet or Non-Diet Soda 3-4 Months
Canned Diet Soda Soda 3-4 Months
Canned Non-Diet Soda 9-12 Months
Gatorade or other Sugar Sugary Juice Drinks 9-12 Months
Bottled Water 10 Years
This entry was posted in Vending Machines, Vending News, Vending Tips and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.