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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 5th Apr 19, 7:17 PM
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    What consumable has been languishing in your kitchen cupboard for years and years ?
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    • 5th Apr 19, 7:17 PM
    What consumable has been languishing in your kitchen cupboard for years and years ? 5th Apr 19 at 7:17 PM
    What consumable has been languishing in your kitchen cupboard for years and years ?

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    • duncanthedog
    • By duncanthedog 6th Apr 19, 7:04 AM
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    • 6th Apr 19, 7:04 AM
    Dad has a tin of mustard powder that has a best before date on it of Nov 2001, he still uses it about once a week in his scrambled eggs.
    • BAD
    • By BAD 6th Apr 19, 12:27 PM
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    • 6th Apr 19, 12:27 PM
    In bedside cupboard, not kitchen :

    Several years ago i bought a pack of condoms (hoping more than anything) that I was going 'to get lucky' one night.

    I didn't get lucky then, and I haven't got lucky since either!
    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 6th Apr 19, 8:35 PM
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    • 6th Apr 19, 8:35 PM
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    • 6th Apr 19, 8:35 PM
    I sort my kitchen cupboard out every six months or so. It's not that I'm super organised, obsessive about dates on food, or anything like that. It's because by then, I can't find what I want, the kids keep stuffing the shopping in regardless of where it should go, and sometimes you need to wear a crash helmet before opening the cupboard door!
    • Kered
    • By Kered 7th Apr 19, 9:41 AM
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    • 7th Apr 19, 9:41 AM
    This thread got me thinking so I went and checked and found 2 large tins of pineapple chunks a year out of date
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 7th Apr 19, 9:49 AM
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    • 7th Apr 19, 9:49 AM
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    • 7th Apr 19, 9:49 AM
    This thread got me thinking so I went and checked and found 2 large tins of pineapple chunks a year out of date
    Originally posted by Kered
    They may well be perfectly ok.
    Tinned stuff often keeps for ages.
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 7th Apr 19, 11:44 AM
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    • 7th Apr 19, 11:44 AM
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    • 7th Apr 19, 11:44 AM
    Don't know. I need to sort my kitchen cupboards after its refit two years ago.

    Some out of date stuff will have gone back in I'm sure.

    The garage should provide some surprises in a few years as OH is stock-piling for Brexit.
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    • z1a
    • By z1a 7th Apr 19, 2:02 PM
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    • 7th Apr 19, 2:02 PM
    Tin of Birds custard powder that gets used about once a year to make a trifle. Exp. date 2015, can't ever really go off though.
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 7th Apr 19, 2:24 PM
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    • 7th Apr 19, 2:24 PM
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    • 7th Apr 19, 2:24 PM
    Dad has a tin of mustard powder that has a best before date on it of Nov 2001, he still uses it about once a week in his scrambled eggs.
    Originally posted by duncanthedog
    Surely by that stage it would be nothing more than yellow food colouring. My dad's the same, he has some jars of schwartz spices which are well over 10 years old, perfectly safe but virtually all the flavour has gone.

    Moving away from kitchens slightly, I helped clear the house of an elderly relative last year when she moved into sheltered accommodation, amongst other things in the garage we found a rather unpleasantly coloured bottle of Robinsons Squash with an expiry date of 1987, which was sadly around the time she was widowed. Also found a small tin of oil with a price label in shillings and pence.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 8th Apr 19, 11:35 AM
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    When I cleared my mother's house after she died, there were loads and loads of bottles of wines, going back years and years and years.

    I tried them, one by one, and most were foul and were poured down the sink.

    One or two, only one or two, were fabulous. If I'd known they'd be fabulous, I'd have instructed an auction house to sell them for me, before I opened them.


    There were also a few bottles of spirits, some so old that the alcohol content was described as degrees proof.

    They were ok.


    She had got given bottles over the years as Christmas presents, etc., but had just stuck them in a cupboard.
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    • Zinco
    • By Zinco 8th Apr 19, 5:28 PM
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    Some herbs from at least 25 years ago. (I don't use them,just keep them lol)
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 16th Apr 19, 12:22 PM
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    OK, beat this.

    We have a tin of smoked sliced octopus, I cant actually find a date on it.

    I bought it as a joke gift for my husband before we were married.

    We have been married 34 years.
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 16th Apr 19, 5:30 PM
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    OK, beat this.

    We have a tin of smoked sliced octopus, I cant actually find a date on it.

    I bought it as a joke gift for my husband before we were married.

    We have been married 34 years.
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    Are you sure it's dead?
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    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 16th Apr 19, 5:58 PM
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    Are you sure it's dead?
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    I think it might have suffocated by now
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
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