Can you put an open soda can in the fridge?

In this brief guide, we’ll address the search query: “Can you put an open soda can in the fridge?” Also, we’ll explore if putting an open soda can in the fridge is safe, how an open soda can may be stored, how soda is made, and whether or not drinking soda is healthy. 

Can you put an open soda can in the fridge? 

Yes, our readers can put an open can of soda in the fridge, though after some time, the beverage will have lost some of its original quality and therefore its appeal. 

This is because the carbon dioxide gas will escape from the liquid and cause it to fizz. The cold temperature within the fridge will also cause the soda to condense, and the liquid will be drawn away from the gaseous phase of the beverage that is dissolved in it.

The result is a vacuum, which draws the gas away from the fluid and creates bubbles that can adhere to the surface, or if large enough, surge to the top and be completely separated from the liquid.

Is an open can of soda safe to drink?

Yes, so long as our readers were the ones to open said can, it will remain safe to drink. As is the case with many encased products, if a can of soda is open when they first purchase and/or receive it, it may not have the quality the manufacturer intended. 

However, it’s not advisable to drink a can of soda that’s been opened beforehand, as the beverage will lose its carbonation and taste flat. 

How Can You Store an Open Soda?

An open soda can be stored (for a short time) in refrigeration, in its original can. However, this can only preserve the beverage’s temperature, as, without the pressure generated from being sealed, the gaseous phase will inevitably be drawn out of the liquid. 

If our readers wish to preserve their soda with its refreshing, carbonated flavor, they can place it within a tight-sealing mason jar or a plastic bottle, as this will preserve some of the pressure and help the fluid maintain its fizzy texture. 

In essence, our readers should be mindful of how soon they can consume a given portion of soda, as cans are ideal for drinking them with a meal or in a short period. 

Plastic bottles, on the other hand, can be sealed between sips and may offer a more convenient alternative if our readers don’t fancy drinking down their whole soda or drinking it flat. 

How Is Soda Made?

Soda is made by mixing the flavoring ingredients in a receptacle (such as a bottle or a can) and then infusing them with carbon dioxide to give them a bubbly, sparkling texture. 

Each soda company follows guidelines for preparing its beverages. Some can combine the flavored syrup with carbonated water, whereas others may combine the syrup with water, and then process it by carbonating it, cooling it, and bottling/canning it. 

The flavoring of each soda depends on each manufacturer’s flavoring recipes, which are often trademarks and a matter of intellectual property. 

Is Drinking Soda Healthy?

When consumed occasionally, and in modest portions, drinking soda should have no adverse effects on a person’s health. Also, some soda types may be relatively healthier than others. 

In excesses, such as large volumes, or consuming soda frequently, can have detrimental side effects. 

Many sodas are sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup, which is a source of empty calories and has a high glycemic index. Consuming too many empty calories is associated with an increased risk of obesity, liver disease, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, heart disease, and many other disorders. 

Sodas formulated with low-calorie sweeteners may seem like a healthier alternative, though they too have been linked to noxious side effects. Namely, damage to teeth, an increased risk of insulin resistance, kidney disease, metabolic syndromes, weight gain, and other health problems. 

Zero-sugar sodas have also been linked to enamel damage and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, though the latter requires more studies. It is thought that artificial sweeteners alter the microbiome of the digestive tract, and may facilitate insulin resistance. 

Overall, the healthiest sodas to drink may be sparkling waters sans any flavoring agents or homemade sodas made from flavored water that has been carbonated, as our readers can control the exact portion of sugars and flavoring ingredients that go into them. 

We encourage our readers to prioritize their health and avoid regularly consuming drinks with added sugars. 


In this brief guide, we’ve addressed the search query: “Can you put an open soda can in the fridge?” Also, we’ve explored if putting an open soda can in the fridge is safe, how an open soda can may be stored, how soda is made, and whether or not drinking soda is healthy. 


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