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What is the difference between pudding in the refridgerated section and pudding in the non-refridged section?

Asked by troubleinharlem (7951 points ) September 24th, 2010

My mum asked me to get her chocolate pudding, and I noticed that there was some in the refrigerated aisle, and some that was in the non-refrigerated aisle with things like cake mixes… so what is the difference?

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laureth's avatar

Mostly, it’s going to be like the difference between milk in the refrigerated section, and milk in the shelf-stable boxes. One is preserved (like fruit in a can) and made shelf-stable, one has not been and relies on cold, not sterility, to prevent bacterial spoilage.

john65pennington's avatar

The addition of extra chemicals to retard spoilage. compare the labels.

Brian1946's avatar

Some of the puddings in the non-refrigerated aisles are dry mixes that require the addition of milk, and therefore are much less prone to spoilage.

downtide's avatar

The presence or absence of fresh dairy ingredients. UHT dairy doesn’t need to be refrigerated.

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