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Old 04-07-2014, 09:26 PM
Location: Somewhere in America
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Originally Posted by sunshinyday View Post
Soda bottles now have expiration dates. Really. Sugar and carbonic acid and some flavoring.

We buy butter on sale and freeze it. If I forgot a pound and found it 2 years later, as long as it remained frozen I would use it.
I've actually had expired soda and wondered why it tasted funny. Discovered it had expired. Beer also have an expiration date. Both change chemically over time and break down. The taste does dramatically change.

Oh and soda is far from just sugar and carbonic acid and some flavoring. Most sodas don't even have actual sugar in them. And flavors are made from chemicals. There is no such thing as the Pepsi tree.

I just finished a pound of butter last week that was 3 years old. Been frozen this whole time. Tasted just fine.

Originally Posted by elnina View Post
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No big surprise!
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by phonelady61 View Post
My cousin freezes a lot of leftovers including thanksgiving turkey meat and also xmas ham and she then waits a year or two and defrosts them and eats them ...I keep telling her that one day she is going to catch a severe case of food poisoning that will kill her !! she laughs and says frozen food is good indefinitely ...everyone I talk too disagrees with that and tells me she is asking for trouble . Does anyone else think this practice is dangerous too ?
That's nothing! My mom and her husband will eat stuff that's sat in the refrigerator for over a week. Almost every baby boomer I know will do the same. I just get a little freaked out by it, so throw stuff away too soon probably.

As many people have mentioned, bacteria won't grow in frozen foods so it's all good (except possibly the taste). I've even read that salmonella will be killed in chicken if it has been frozen. Believe me, that was a relief when my son ate a nearly raw chicken drumstick at a BBQ a couple of years ago. He brought me his plate and it was full of blood and raw chicken. It had me scrambling to the Internet to see if there was a risk since I remember my biology teacher telling me that one in three chickens have salmonella.
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