cashews good or bad? 10/18/09

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  1. aaronshubert

    aaronshubert

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    Completely sealed never opened can of salted cashews expired in 2009. Smells complelty fine compared to a freshly bought one tasted one and it taste ok. What's the risks? is it worth using them being they have no nasty smell. I should mention I emptied the entire can and everything looked normal
     
  2. someday

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    What do you imagine would be the problem? I'm sure the are fine...the fats in the nuts may have turned a bit in the time, but if they were sealed then possible not as well. 

    I say if the look and smell and taste fine, go for it. Expiration dates are often arbitrary. 

    Also, clean your cupboards out every so often. How did a 10 year old can of nuts make it that long? :)

    If you are uneasy about eating them, then don't. No big deal...a can of nuts costs like $5. You obviously don't eat cashews very often so you're not missing anything. 

    But again, I say they are most likely fine. 
     
  3. chrislehrer

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    Eh, that's nothing. I recently found a jar of salad dressing that expired in 2002. The depressing thing is that I've moved twice since then, so I moved that darn jar twice! I did throw it away this time, though. :rolleyes:
     
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  4. mikelm

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    Some time ago I purchased a grinder of salt... with an expiration date!/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif

    The salt is maybe three million years old,  but it will be unsafe to eat come next July 27?

    Your government at work, keeping you safe. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/frown.gif

    Mike

    I think I'm overtaxed
     
  5. maryb

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    I am using up 2 year old Heinz ketchup(the one with real sugar, no HFCS) that I had to buy a case of to get it locally. Tastes fine. Down to 2 or 3 bottles left...