Mother-in-Law’s Kimchi: FAQ


What is the shelf life of Mother-in-Law’s Kimchi? How long will it last in the refrigerator?

Kimchi is alive and will continue to change over time. Our product is delivered after one week of fermentation where it can be enjoyed for its fresh and vibrant flavors. As the kimchi matures, it will take on unique and distinct taste profiles with the spices mellowing and develop deeper, earthier characteristics. Your kimchi will continue to ripen in your refrigerator and will be delicious for up to 1 month.

The lid of the kimchi jar I purchased online protrudes. Is it safe to eat?
Your kimchi continues to ferment during shipping. As the pressure builds through this natural fermentation process, it is possible the jar lid will swell and in certain instances leak. This is perfectly natural and it is safe to consume the kimchi.

Can I purchase Mother-in-Law’s Kimchi locally? If so, where is it available?
We are continuing to make our kimchi available in grocery and specialty markets around the country. Look for our product in grocery stores in your area or visit our Find Us page for locations. If you would like your local market to carry MILKimchi, contact us at info@milkimchi.com

How should I eat kimchi?
In Korea, kimchi is traditionally served among an array of side dishes in virtually every meal. But kimchi is more than just a side dish – its versatility also makes it an invaluable and flavorful ingredient in cooking. Visit our Recipes page for ideas on incorporating kimchi into delicious meals.

Why is kimchi good for you?
Kimchi is a raw, fermented food filled with natural probiotics and beneficial bacterial important for the maintenance of healthy intestinal flora and the alleviation of digestive disorders. MILKimchi in particular is made from all-natural ingredients with no preservative.

What are your shipping charges?
Our shipping charges are $11 for up to 5 jars of kimchi and $14 for 6 jars or more.

What payment methods do you accept?
We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express and PayPal.