Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Old peaches

We tend to stock our pantry canned goods well in advance, and do a pretty good job rotating stock. But occasionally, something out of date shows up.

Last week, I came across of can of peaches with a December 2011 expiration. Not quite two years past its official shelf life. Nope. I didn't toss it. I chilled it.

Had 'em with lunch today. Maybe, just maybe, there was some degraded taste. But I hardly noticed.

Of course, you should usually try to consume food items within their posted dates. But expiration dates aren't necessarily a drop dead date. So when I come across an old can, I'll check it out before discarding. Goes without saying, it the contents look bad, go ahead and discard 'em.

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