Hi, NWR, and welcome! You’re ours now; free time as you knew it will now be spent here…it’s a mind-control thing.
I do the same thing w/ flour, baking mix, etc. Ultress. (Not rice or pasta, though.) Keeps 'em fresher.
Definitely nut butters, i.e. peanut butter and tahini. Gotta stir them a bit more, but it keeps them going rancid.
During his photography phase my Ex (boo, hiss) kept bulk film in the fridge. Got all pissy when food “got in the way”. He also went through an antique radio phase, and one of those would take up residence in the fridge now and then.
As he explained it, blippy problems–on again off again–would get “stuck” when exposed to cold, then they could be fixed. (The blippy part is my translation.)
I don’t drink it often, but I keep vodka in the freezer. And pesto cubes (w/o the cheese; it freezes better.) I make big batches during summer when the basil is growing like crazy, freeze it in ice cube trays then pop the cubes into a freezer bag. I love pesto, but it’s ridiculously, obscenely expensive to buy in stores. Gotta admit the bags of weird green cubes don’t look exactly appetizing in the freezer, though.