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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-15-07 07:27 PM
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Name a food with an expiration date that expired years ago, you ate it, and you didn't die...
Tuna Helper (11 Aug 04)!
Hamburger Helper (07 May 05)!
Chicken Helper (23 Sep 03)!!

And that can of tuna also from 2004! :wow:


So don't throw it out! Just save on a sale and buy water. If the world crashes, ooglie googlie, you can (hopefully) cook up the noodles and powder... or eat it all raw like I do! :9


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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-15-07 07:32 PM
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1. Exploded bag of coffee.
I don't know the date as the bag exploded and coffee beans went everywhere but generally a bag of Starbucks coffee won't explode until it's at least 3 or 4 years past expiration. I'm not dead, i didn't even get ill, it tasted nasty though.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-15-07 07:33 PM
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2. That is one thing I can't do. If it is set to expire tomorrow, I will not eat it.
On the other hand, I have taken expired meds before.
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-15-07 07:33 PM
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3. Grated parmesan cheese
It officially expired about two years before I ate it, but it actually tasted better than "fresh" grated Parmesan.
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-15-07 09:09 PM
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4. Most packaged dried food is pretty shelf stable
It might lose its freshness, but being dry and in a sealed package under normal home storage conditions assure that it won't be filled with any more bacteria than were there when it was originally packaged.
A couple weeks ago, I had a hanburger helper that expired 2 years ago. I didn't tell my husband , but he commented that it seemed blander than usual.
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-15-07 09:11 PM
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5. Bisquick from 2003 (but it was in the freezer). It was fine.
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-15-07 09:17 PM
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6. A box of Cracker Jacks...
Expiration (4/92).

Please, keep in mind this was in 2003.






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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-15-07 09:19 PM
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7. Wasn't it all stuck together? Like a big solid chunk of caramel corn?
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-15-07 09:28 PM
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11. The popcorn was surprisingly palatable...
But, most of the peanuts had been eaten by the FDA approved weevils which had hatched and
past about a decade before. TMI? ;)



Long story about how I'd ended up eating it, but, my motto since has become;

"When in doubt, throw it out".
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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-15-07 09:19 PM
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8. Cake mixes
The only thing you need to know is that your cake isn't going to rise very well unless you add some additional baking soda. It's the one ingredient which "dies" over a period of time.

If it's something like au gratin or scalloped potatoes, with dried out potatoes, they're pretty safe, too. Usually, however, it's the high amount of salt which will kill you in real time.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-15-07 09:20 PM
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9. I think that natto was expired
I didn't die, but it was close. :puke:
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-15-07 09:25 PM
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10. condiments, some
lots of things in the freezer - they say you should throw them out after x-months - the hell with that!

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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-15-07 09:28 PM
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12. I have heard that in the 1950's Antarctic explorers ate food left behind by
the Scott party - many of whom died - at the beginning of the century.

I have eaten desicated muskrat liver stored under a mud mound by the original California gold rush explorers in the nineteenth century, explorers who, as it were, were trapped in blizzards, driven insane by months of white out conditions, and who were not necessarily intent on using FDA approved food storage safety procedures.

I was mighty bad eating but I have to confess, I palliated the desperate condition of this food inasmuch as I sauteed it with delicous wild scallions and fresh dog jaw, beaver lungs, and soft boiled foot pads of bear and deep fried fresh whole chipmunk.
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-15-07 09:29 PM
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13. Maybe you should the same question but to people who did die.
Just wondering whether you'd get any answers.
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-15-07 09:33 PM
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14. I did!
:hi:

What? I'm feeling much better now! :rofl:
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