Results for - Foods You Should NEVER Put in Your freezer

1,657 voters participated in this survey
It's been said before that a stocked freezer is the best and easiest way to win in the kitchen. And that's true (most of the time). But there are a handful (well, a couple of handfuls) of foods that get strange when frozen and then defrosted. What foods are you familiar with that should not be frozen?

1. It's been said before that a stocked freezer is the best and easiest way to win in the kitchen. And that's true (most of the time). But there are a handful (well, a couple of handfuls) of foods that get strange when frozen and then defrosted. What foods are you familiar with that should not be frozen?

Cheese: Soft cheeses such as ricotta, goat, or cream cheese tend to separate when frozen and thawed.
41%
677 votes
Fried Food: Unless soggy is your thing, keep these suckers away from the cold.
34%
564 votes
Whole Eggs: Eggs can expand when frozen, causing the shell to crack and potentially let bacteria in.
40%
668 votes
Coffee: The coffee can get ruined. Thawing and refreezing yields condensation on the beans which causes them to absorb freezer smells.
17%
274 votes
Most Dairy: Cream, buttermilk, yogurt, sour cream, and custard all separate and curdle in the freezer.
37%
621 votes
Some Produce: Produce that has a high water content (cucumbers, watermelon, lettuce) gets limp and soggy when frozen and defrosted.
41%
672 votes
Cooked Pasta: Cooked pasta turns into a mushy puddle of gluten after it's frozen.
26%
428 votes
Fresh Herbs: Try to thaw a bunch of fresh herbs from frozen and you'll be left with a brown, soggy mess.
17%
277 votes
Potatoes: When was the last time you craved a soft, grainy potato?
26%
437 votes
Avocados: The texture of avocados changes when frozen, so you can kiss that silky interior goodbye.
20%
331 votes
Sauces Thickened With Flour or Cornstarch: Thickened sauces like gravy and b├ęchamel separate when frozen and thawed.
14%
229 votes
I am familiar with all of them.
14%
235 votes
Not Applicable
22%
365 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
9 votes
Be honest, have you tried freezing any of these food items?

2. Be honest, have you tried freezing any of these food items?

Yes
34%
561 votes
No
53%
884 votes
Undecided
5%
82 votes
Not Applicable
8%
130 votes
Were you familiar with any of these frozen food facts before reading this survey?

3. Were you familiar with any of these frozen food facts before reading this survey?

Yes
57%
950 votes
No
27%
449 votes
Undecided
7%
111 votes
Not Applicable
9%
147 votes
Does this make you more aware of what to freeze food-wise?

4. Does this make you more aware of what to freeze food-wise?

Yes
59%
982 votes
No
20%
331 votes
Undecided
10%
162 votes
Not Applicable
11%
182 votes
10/20/2015 Products 1657 39 By: SmokeyandBandit

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