I am not sure why they say not to freeze it, but from what you guys have said I don't think it changes the food. I will just go with the 11lb bag and freeze it, because buying 11lbs worth of food in the 2.2lb size would be wayyy more expensive.I wonder why it shouldn't be frozen? I have always frozen it as it lasts a LONG time for just one dog and I only feed it occasionally. I have frozen it for years and it has been very fresh when taken out. I left it out a couple times and it got pretty stale and dried out and that's when I decided to freeze it and only take out a little at a time. Brody will even eat it frozen straight from the freezer!