There are some foods that we all stick in the refrigerator, and probably shouldn't. Granted, some of these things are just a personal preference.  But some of these foods are actually better if they are left out of the fridge.

When I was growing up, my parents always kept the ketchup and mustard in the cupboard. All my friends were telling me that was wrong and I was going to get food poisoning.  I was shamed into always keeping that stuff in the fridge.  But here's the deal... maybe it tastes better??  Or, maybe if you leave it out it tastes better?

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There are actually some foods that people put in the fridge that actually has better flavor when left out of the cold.  Room temperature let's some flavors come through a bit better than when it's cold. The best example of that would be some cheeses.  Also, if you notice, some recipes will call for some foods to be left at room temperature before adding to the rest of the ingredients.

Here are some of the foods that should not be refrigerated... although there are some exceptions, and I will explain.

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