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Old 05-09-2011, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Ever wonder why you had a really bad case of the runs?
Too many prunes?
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:39 PM
 
Location: In a house
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Thanks. I love Mayo but only the real stuff ( home made is best - http://www.vinaigremalin.fr/wp-conte...mayonnaise.jpg ) , not Hellman's type of thing. Real mayo should not have butter but sunflower oil or very light olive oil.

Is it similar to American Mayo ( very pale in colour ,almost white ?) Somewhere between Hellman's and a shop bought Hollandaise ? What's the taste like ?
Miracle Whip is another brand of Mayo just like Hellman's. Same stuff, different manufacturer.

Also, I'd throw away anything that had been opened, once it's expired. Except the mustard. I personally throw deli meats away at the end of the week that I bought them in, if they hadn't been consumed already. But then, I only buy them by the slice, rather than the pound, so there's never waste, and I never run out and need more that week. I buy exactly how many slices my husband likes on his lunch subs, plus one extra slice of turkey breast for the cat.

Mayo smells nasty when it's rancid, so if it's expired, I'd just toss it and buy a new bottle instead of risking having to open it and smell it. Hopefully it hasn't gotten rancid before that. Unopened cans that are expired get tossed within 3 months of their expiration date, OR if they look like they're bulging, whichever comes first. Cake flour can get stale, and can attract flour bugs. So if the box is expired, it goes in the trash. And I make a note to myself to only buy whatever I just tossed, if I'm needing to actually use it that week.
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:50 PM
 
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Be smart about what you throw out.

Shelf Life Advice | Avoid waste...Save money...Stay green
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Miracle Whip is another brand of Mayo just like Hellman's. Same stuff, different manufacturer.
It's not exactly mayonnaise but it is very similar: Miracle Whip - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://www.neatorama.com/2006/12/22/...vs-mayonnaise/
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Unopened cans that are expired get tossed within 3 months of their expiration date
That is pure waste, plain and simple. Canned goods -- even home-canned goods -- are shelf-stable indefinitely, unless the can itself is dented, rusted, leaking or bulging, or unless liquid spurts out when opening the can, or the contents are suspect upon opening the can (those you throw out). Canned goods may diminish in nutritional quality or flavor after a period of time, but they are safe to eat.

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Cake flour can get stale, and can attract flour bugs. So if the box is expired, it goes in the trash.
Flour can attract bugs before it goes stale ... Proper storage keeps the bugs away, not using a product before an arbitrary "best by" date.
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:50 PM
 
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So, I am cleaning out the fridge the other day, and look at the dates on stuff...

Dijon Mustard- July 2010

Miracle Whip- April 2011

Lunch Meat- April 30, 2011

Should I throw everything out, or just make my sandwich? It all looks okay, and smells okay...

Onto the cupboard...

Hunt's Tomatoes canned, April 2010

Jello Pudding, Dry Mix December 2010

Cake Mix, March 2011

So, keep it all, or toss it all? What is the concensus on expired food...
Dairy based products are typically good 10 days or so after the expiration. Miracle Whip I'd throw away (Personally I never would have bought that nasty cr_p). Lunch meat i'd throw away as well. Everything else I'd keep. Canned goods are fine for years. I've eaten soups that I bought several years ago and just got pushed to the back of the Cabinet. Powdered pudding will out live you so keep it forever. Same goes for cake mix.
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Old 05-09-2011, 02:24 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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It's the same as with medications. Products needs an expiration date. Most of the times is just suggested. Most of medication properly stored is still fine year after the expiration date. Same with food.
Expiration date boost the sales. There are enough people that will throw away perfect products only because they are past the expiration date. They will go and buy new.
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Old 05-09-2011, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I threw a bunch of stuff out in my fridge the day. Some of which expired 4 years ago. Oh well, I eat out a lot.
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Expiration date boost the sales. There are enough people that will throw away perfect products only because they are past the expiration date. They will go and buy new.
Good point. Paranoia as a marketing tool! I love it ...
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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Toss the luncheon meat for sure. Just isn't worth the risk. The dry stuff usually is good for several months beyond the suggested date. I have used spices that are a year or more beyond the date.
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