Tomatoes taste and smell great right till the moment you decide to place them in the fridge. In cold places tomatoes lose their flavor and taste different. Ripening of the food stops if the product is kept in cool air. As we all know, the riper the fruit or vegetable is, the more fragrant it is. Low temperature of the refrigerator will inevitably change the texture of the tomatoes. Besides, the membranes within the walls of tomatoes break down. The best place for tomatoes is a bowl or a basket placed on your counter.