Fortunately, pickles don’t usually go wrong until the expiration date. Nevertheless, they should be stored in the fridge for several months before they go bad. But if the taste or smell has changed or there’s a mold buildup, it’s best to throw the jar out. If you’ve purchased pickles that are older than the expiration date, you should consider replacing them.
While some people love pickles and despise them, it’s best to throw them away if a jar is damaged.