Enjoy your Candy and Gumballs all year long. The ingredients in Candy and Gumballs are primarily sugar they have an 18 month shelf life so buy in bulk and keep your extras on the shelf. Like most perishables store your gumballs and candy in a dry, cool and dark location. You don’t want to store in too cold of an area because your gumballs will freeze and get hard to chew. Contact CandyMachines.com for suggestions on Candy and Gumballs that will keep the longest.