These are just a matter of preference. They are made to be preserved, so setting them out in a cabinet is completely fine.
But if you like them cold, storing them in the fridge doesn’t hurt!
No one seems to know what to do with bottles of hot sauce.
The acid and vinegar preserve them very well at room temperature, and the cold fridge air might actually dilute the acidity, so take them out!
As long as they’re whole, leave ’em out!
The fridge is so dry that it can cause their skin to crack, doing more harm than good.
They have tough skin, so they’re built to last a long time at room temperature.
It’s fermented, so preservation isn’t an issue, which means leave it out.
Even if you live in a hot climate, you’ll be good with keeping it out of the fridge.
The fridge actually softens all of these guys, causing them to spoil faster than if they’re left out.
So buy yourself some fridge space by leaving them on the counter.
Your real maple syrup can become gritty and break down in cold environments, so this is another one you’ll want to keep in a cabinet, not the fridge.
Definitely out of the fridge! It will dry out very quickly in that cold atmosphere. To keep it fresh, leave it out and put wax paper, foil, or cling wrap on the exposed edges to prevent dryness.
Or just eat it really fast!