I posted some pictures of some snack sticks I made on another thread. Someone asked me if he could just toss these sticks in his back pack and not worry about refrigerating them. I answered "yes", but am now wondering if I possibly missed something.
I use proper amounts of cure #1 and ECA in my sticks, but I typically keep them refrigerated. The ECA does make these sticks shelf stable so they do not technically need to be refrigerated correct? What kind of shelf life should I expect to get from sticks made like this?
Thanks in advanced