Can I eat it?
August 10, 2015 6:29 PM   Subscribe

Eat By Date: A Shelf Life & Expiration Date Guide. The answers to all your AskMe food safety questions on one website.
posted by immlass (31 comments total) 53 users marked this as a favorite
 
Shut it down.
posted by Kabanos at 6:40 PM on August 10, 2015 [3 favorites]


See also: the excellent stilltasty.com, previously.
posted by phunniemee at 6:47 PM on August 10, 2015 [1 favorite]


Searched for Bocconcini - no results. I only asked because I used an opened and 4 days past the date container on my pizza last night. It was a bit smelly but I just rinsed it off. No problems so far.
posted by unliteral at 6:51 PM on August 10, 2015 [1 favorite]


Bocconcini is just mozzarella!
posted by turbid dahlia at 6:54 PM on August 10, 2015 [2 favorites]


Ah, but May I eat it?
posted by the uncomplicated soups of my childhood at 6:54 PM on August 10, 2015 [15 favorites]


Oh no! This may cut AskeMe food related questions in half!
posted by Nanukthedog at 6:57 PM on August 10, 2015 [1 favorite]


Yeah, but the number of MetaTalk threads about "looking for that link on the blue about food going bad" is going to skyrocket!
posted by turbid dahlia at 6:58 PM on August 10, 2015 [11 favorites]


the uncomplicated soups of my childhood: "Ah, but May I eat it?"

No! Get out of the fridge! It is not snack time! You just had lunch!
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 7:06 PM on August 10, 2015 [21 favorites]


How long does canned huitlacoche last?
posted by dilaudid at 7:24 PM on August 10, 2015 [2 favorites]


No! Get out of the fridge! It is not snack time! You just had lunch!

Wait until you have teenagers.
posted by Wolof at 7:42 PM on August 10, 2015 [1 favorite]


Dump The Crisper Already.
posted by Pope Guilty at 7:43 PM on August 10, 2015


dilaudid: How long does canned huitlacoche last?

Negative six months.

All the best kitchens have time machines, doesn't yours?
posted by traveler_ at 8:12 PM on August 10, 2015 [2 favorites]


Date eat by date.
posted by cardioid at 8:16 PM on August 10, 2015


How long does canned huitlacoche last?

Since it's already rot, it doesn't go rotten. It just becomes meta-huitlacoche.
posted by murphy slaw at 8:26 PM on August 10, 2015 [6 favorites]


thanks to this thread, my husband just started saying huitlacoche because I was whispering huitlacoche to myself quietly, so then he asked me what that word meant.

Everyone wins! Now he can never accidentally eat it, only with great intent and purpose.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 8:38 PM on August 10, 2015 [3 favorites]


No because I'm a special snowflake.
posted by ctmf at 8:49 PM on August 10, 2015


I really want to try that infected corn one day for some reason.
posted by turbid dahlia at 8:54 PM on August 10, 2015


It is supposed to be absolutely fucking delicious!
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 9:08 PM on August 10, 2015


It's really good I've lived it when I've had it. Not the canned version prepared by me mind.
posted by Carillon at 9:24 PM on August 10, 2015


It is super fucking delicious! My old roommate made me a huitlacoche quesadilla once and it was bomb dot com. (I think it might have involved goat cheese?!)
posted by en forme de poire at 9:25 PM on August 10, 2015 [1 favorite]


Ah, but May I eat it?
posted by the uncomplicated soups of my childhood


If you've been holding on to that soup since childhood, it's probably not good to eat anymore.
posted by obscure simpsons reference at 9:26 PM on August 10, 2015 [4 favorites]


One of the worst things I ever put into my mouth was from a box of unopened but WIDLY EXPIRED Graham Crackers, like a decade plus old, I thought crackers would never age. I WAS WRONG, I WAS SO WRONG, IT WAS LIKE HUFFING CARDBOARD.
posted by The Whelk at 11:24 PM on August 10, 2015 [4 favorites]


I think I thought that stale water crackers are still basically fine they would be but no. No they were not
posted by The Whelk at 11:28 PM on August 10, 2015


If you've been holding on to that soup since childhood, it's probably not good to eat anymore.

I was struggling for an eponi-something when I saw that you had fired off a quip which simply could not be improved upon. I may as well retire for the day.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 1:24 AM on August 11, 2015 [1 favorite]


I can't seem to find the part where it tells me if I can eat this jerk chicken I accidentally left out on the counter last night. Just kidding, of course I'm going to eat that.
posted by rodlymight at 4:44 AM on August 11, 2015 [1 favorite]


I got a Connection Timeout on the website, so the server must be past its consume-by date as well.
posted by Strange Interlude at 4:53 AM on August 11, 2015


I thought crackers would never age

What you need is some genuine G. H. Bent Company hard tack. In business since 1801, they make hardtack today the same way they made it for the Union army. That stuff will keep for years, no problem.

It is also singularly unpalatable, but what're you gonna do.
posted by jedicus at 7:28 AM on August 11, 2015 [3 favorites]


The hardtack you linked is out of stock. Hmmmmmm.
posted by tilde at 9:02 AM on August 11, 2015


I have some coprolite, I think from the Miocene. I can't find an expiration date.

I was thinking perhaps ground and sprinkled over some pasta...
posted by Devonian at 9:14 AM on August 11, 2015


The wikipedia page for huitlacoche is fascinating and also revolting.

Fun fact: according to that page, all possible etymologies for "huitlacoche" are essentially "[something] shit" (corn shit, bird shit, sleeping shit, etc.). Wikipedia daintily uses "excrement" or "excrescence", but you and I both know they mean "shit".
posted by ocherdraco at 11:48 AM on August 11, 2015 [2 favorites]


> I really want to try that infected corn one day for some reason.

You and I feel about it the way Augustine felt about chastity. Lord, grant me huitlacoche. But not yet.
posted by jfuller at 2:36 PM on August 11, 2015 [1 favorite]


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