Idahoans have a habit of refrigerating everything!

But why?! Is it our four very distinct seasons that have us rushing our produce from the grocery store fridge to ours at home?

Maybe. From time to time, Idaho's sunnier months can be dry and scorching-hot. But overall, they're nothing like what our neighbors to the south deal with.

Is it our farmer roots?

When you think about it, many natives have roots in the farming and agriculture industry. Farming, gardening, and preserving are second nature for those with a deep Idaho lineage. It would make sense that some folks would apply that mentality in the kitchen.

Then there's the idea of "better safe than sorry." Many people see refrigerators as the ultimate safeguard against spoiled food and wasted money. Really, it’s not actually about whether foods, produce, or condiments need to be kept in the fridge, but the peace of mind it delivers when they do.

Take a look at the nine food items in the gallery below Idahoans can store at room temp!

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Idahoans Never Really Need To Refrigerate These 8 Foods

Gallery Credit: Ryan Antoinette Valenzuela

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The truth is you don't have to be a coupon king or queen to save money on your next
Idaho grocery trip.

Sometimes all it takes to make a difference in your grocery budget is knowing what to
avoid on the shelves 😉

Gallery Credit: Ryan Antoinette Valenzuela

23 Items You're Not Allowed to Return at Idaho Walmarts

Many Walmart shoppers have tried, and all have failed to return this stuff. 

Gallery Credit: Ryan Antoinette Valenzuela


College isn't for everyone, nor is it necessary for every career field.

But for decades, American youth has been trained to believe the road to success begins with a college education. The 21 high-paying Idaho careers in the gallery below, however, prove otherwise.

Gallery Credit: Ryan Antoinette Valenzuela

Idaho Walmarts Use These Codes To Inform Team Members of Danger

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30 Unexpected Things You Can & Can't Buy with Idaho Food Stamps

You might be surprised to see all of the incredible things Idahoans can and can't buy with food stamps these days.

Gallery Credit: Ryan Antoinette Valenzuela

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