Tried to find that old post with all the expired foods people were taste testing and couldn't find it.
A trip down memory lane and a lesson learned.
I remember the day I bought them. Publix had them BOGO so I paid for three large boxes and got three free. They were literally some of the very first
items I bought for our "storage". We had just bought our first shelving unit and I happily placed them on the shelf. This was before I understood the meaning of Store What You Eat, Eat What You Store
and was in Panic Mode as my eyes had just been opened to the full reality of what was happening. As time went on we made adjustments and did some remodelling and storage renovations. They ended up in one of our pantries, all six boxes. A few months ago I opened one and tried to use it up in various recipes hoping to eventually use the rest. We just couldn't do it. It was so rich and thick, we just couldn't stomach it for any length of time. So, the opened box ended up in the trash and the others sat in the pantry. I finally pulled them out of the pantry last week and was going to give four boxes to a new neighbor. Single mom with a few kids. But before I did that I wanted to check and see if the fifth box was still good. Tonight I opened "our" box and was going to top our burgers with a few slices. Not a chance in Hell!
The expiration dates were December, 2009. They are just shy of being a year out. OK, so maybe I pushed it a bit but while we continue to eat the occassional canned good that is outside its expiration date, Velveeta Cheese just doesn't cut it. It had "gray" spots/veins along the wrapper seams and had an "off" smell. If you don't eat Velveeta and can't rotate it properly, don't rely on it as a storage prep. I've just thrown about $20.00 worth of food preps in the trash.
Here's a pic that was taken tonight under our dismal kitchen lighting...***I adjusted the contrast to better show the "gray" areas, even though they aren't appearing gray in the photos. Trust me, it's quite gross looking.
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