Welcome to the weird ass, frozen ass January of ‘you didn’t realise you could freeze that’ – where we actually talk about the best foods to freeze dry for long term food storage. If you’d like the same freezing advice you’ve been reading for years, feel free to exit stage left. If you’d like to curl up under some blankets, with a cocoa in hand, for a potty-mouthed hilarious-rollercoaster-ride through the icy landscape of freezing Spam, rotisserie chickens, and sun-dried tomatoes, then settle in for the ride. And if you’ve enjoyed the ride, why not stock your pantry with treats from Freeze N Dried?

Can I Freeze Spam? The Meaty Truth!

Freezing Spam is weird, I know, but it works! Unopened cans of Spam can be kept frozen for two months, according to the company that makes Spam, Hormel Foods. For best results, thaw polar pop of protein in the refrigerator before eating.

The Chilling Story of Cream of Mushroom Soup

Does cream of mushroom soup behave when it’s frozen? It does, particularly if it’s a cream-based soup, which can be frozen (for up to three months) but might change texture upon thawing, so stir before serving up your frosty fungus fun.

The Big Chill: Whole Rotisserie Chicken Freezing

Fancy icing a rosto? You can freeze an entire roast chicken. Wrap a big rotisserie chicken in plastic wrap or aluminium foil, and it will keep for four months in the freezer. Once thawed in the fridge overnight, you can reheat for a fine, chilly-bird banquet.

Sun-Dried Tomatoes: To Freeze or Not to Freeze?

Ok, question number 3. Can you freeze sun-dried tomatoes? Yep, put them in an airtight container, and drop them into the freezer for six months. Like our patented Freeze Dried Starburst Berry Gummies, frozen sun-dried tomatoes will happily add their pizzazz to your dishes!

The Great Kefir Freeze

As long as you seal it tightly, you can freeze kefir, but be warned: your thawed kefir may have a different texture than its chilled counterpart. Best eat it within a month if stored in small, airtight containers. There you have it – go forth and ferment your own frosty fêtes.

String Cheese: A Freezing Tale

Can you freeze string cheese? Yes, you can! Throw some cheese sticks in your freezer and save them for up to six months. Just be sure to thaw them in the refrigerator before enjoying a delicious, cold, stringy snack.

Can I Freeze Sausages and Kielbasa?

Sausages and kielbasa freeze beautifully! Wrap them up nice and tight, and they will keep for a couple of months in the freezer. Or add a sweet treat to your freezer by trying our Freeze Dried Caramel M&M’s®, so you can have a sweet frozen snack ready when you are.

The Cold Truth About Freezing Homemade Chili

Home-made chilli will keep frozen for six months, as long as you transfer the stuff you scooped and put into the fridge to sealable containers first. Then into the freezer. Don’t forget the Freeze Dried Starburst® for dessert, it’s just the thing to bring the mood around.

Can I Freeze Baked Potatoes and Raspberries?

Yes, baked potatoes and raspberries can both be frozen! Wrap your potatoes individually in double aluminium foil and freeze for up to half a year; freeze raspberries first on a baking sheet before putting them in an airtight container. Whet your taste buds while crunching on our Freeze Dried Skittles® – they’re funny and they’re crunchy, too!

Finally, now that you know the deep-freeze history of these culinary allies, you are empowered to approach your freezer with confidence, a sense of humour and an ability to encant the food in the form of ice crystals. So chill that Spam, pack up those sun-dried tomatoes and refrigerate that kefir – as long as you are laughing and eating while you’re doing it, you’re doing it right.

Rotisserie Chicken: Costco Edition

Costco rotisserie chicken a favourite? Do you wonder whether the frozen leftovers you bring home are any good? Why yes, they are! You can freeze it just like you would any other rotisserie chicken, whole or shredded, and your frosty Costco chicken fiesta will be ready for the next four months.

The Icy Adventure of Freezing Cooked Rotisserie Chicken

A cooked rotisserie chicken is no more difficult to freeze than an uncooked one. Wrap it tightly and freeze for up to four months. After thawing in the refrigerator overnight, reheat and enjoy.

A Freezing Finale: Homemade Chili and Baked Potatoes

You know you can freeze homemade chili, you also know you can freeze baked potatoes, but have you ever thought about combining the two? Defrost your frozen baked potato and pop it in the toaster oven or conventional oven to reheat it. Top with your thawed chili for the ultimate, wintry culinary mash-up. Finish up your meal with dessert…freeze dried sour worms, anyone?

Equipped with these funny facts spiked with food science, you should be all set to deal with freezing temperatures in good humour, fine style and with a new-found enthusiasm for your freezer’s full potential. Welcome to the freezer side of life! Freeze the world.

The Chill Side of Life

And with this, I will leave this post with a wink and a buffoonish smile – so there … all you seriously anti-freezing food-aficionados. Stick that in your pie hole! And take it for what it is – a frolicking exploration into the cold side of food experiments (ahem, freezing kefir, storing that sausage and raspberries, and all). And remember, laughter is the best ingredient – and if you need more help getting your freezer bucket filled with fantastic frozen food stash, do add a pinch of humour, toss a few Freeze N Dried explosives into the mix, and you will be coming back for more in this cold magical, cold-shocked world in no time! So … c’mon, let’s pull on our woolly mittens, venture off down this chill side of the road, and, if you really want to get to know us better, simply dive into our shop … we will chill you out, we will SHOCK you out, and you will melt with laughter!

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