This is something I have been wondering about for a long time now…
Why is it that when soft foods get stale/old they get hard (e.g., bread, cheese, cake, etc.) but when hard foods get stale/old they get soft (e.g., carrots, crackers, chips)?
The food that makes me wonder about this the most are chocolate chip cookies. The ones that are hard and crispy when you buy them get soft, but the ones that are soft and chewy when you buy them turn hard!
Why don’t hard foods get harder and soft foods get softer?
Somebody please help me understand this!