8 days room temp from when they leave the kitchen. (We tell customers 5 days to allow for 3 days travel time).
14 days refrigerated
1 year frozen
3 months room temp
7 months refrigerated unopened and another 4-6 after that if clean utensils are used
6 months room temp
9-12 months refrigerated unopened and several more after opening if clean utensils used.
Just Tops candied peel:
3 months on the shelf
6 months in the fridge
Calamondin Sea Salt:
6-12 months depending on humidity
The fruit is very small. The trees are not huge, but they are trees and not shrubs or vines—and they have thorns—so it takes a while to pick a pound of fruit.
The peel is so thin; it tears when pulled from the tree. Thus, each fruit is hand snipped by its woody stem. This stem needs to be removed by hand later in the processing process.
Speaking of processing, each fruit has approximately 10% weight in seeds. These are all removed by hand. Each piece of fruit is juiced by hand.
We run an artisanal company and everything we do is by hand, the old fashioned way. Our ingredient lists are short and include only the best quality. All products are made in small batches.
Our toxin-free kitchen practices add expense with stainless steel substituted for aluminum and BPA-free plastic or glass substituted for regular plastic.