Fridge or Cupboard? Where to keep your Christmas ingredients

We take a look at where best to store your edible Christmas goodies

A table of Christmas food

We all know where Christmas food really belongs – our bellies! But before we can eat them, it can be difficult to know where to keep them in the kitchen. Chocolate, cakes, even the classic ketchup, these all need to find a home before the dining table and we don’t want any mouldy mistakes dampening the merriest time of the year!


We enlisted the help of home economist Becky Wilkson to settle once and for all where some of the most common Christmas foods should be kept. 

List of what Christmas foods should be in the fridge or the cupboard

If you're cooking Christmas dinner this year, use our food calculator to work out how much of each essential ingredient you'll need to buy, including veg, turkey and mince pies!

Becky Wilkson helps some of Britain’s best-loved TV food names bring their dishes to TV screens, and has worked with the likes of Mary Berry, Tom Kerridge and The Hairy Bikers.
A private chef, recipe developer and home economist, Becky has a love for solving families’ dining dilemmas. From menu-planning across the week, party-planning or freezer-filling, her knowledge means she is brimming with brilliant ideas and solutions whatever the household budget.
Becky has appeared Channel 4's Tried and Tasted the Ultimate Shopping List and BBC1’s Eat Well For Less!