Out cold: 7 non-refrigerant foods  

Store avocados in the fridge only if they're fully ripe and you need an extra day or two. Otherwise, they'll lose flavor. Otherwise, keep avocados on the counter. Cut ones can go in the fridge.  

Refrigeration confuses bananas because the skin darkens faster than the inside. Keep bananas at room temperature to ripen. Wrap the banana tops in plastic to slow ripening.  

Bread is less prone to mildew in the fridge, but at what cost? Fresh bread is better than stale bread in the fridge, so eat it fresh or freeze it in a freezer-safe container.  

Butternut squash—but not summer squash—can be stored in a cool, dark spot for a month without refrigeration. Once sliced, put squash in an airtight container in the fridge. It occupies space until then.  

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Since we love desserts, we advise you to keep your cake out of the fridge to avoid dryness and staleness.  

How can chocolate turn grey? This is termed “chocolate bloom,” and temperature variations cause sugar crystals to develop on the bar. Safe to eat, but may impact taste and texture.  

The cold won't lengthen the coffee's life, the temperature change won't improve the taste, and the beans/grounds will absorb other flavors in the fridge.  

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