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Old 09-13-2011, 12:48 AM   #11
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Cocoa lasts a long time if kept in a cool, dry place, but the flavors will start to fade after a few years.
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:21 AM   #12
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Hi, Alix

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Jovin! Long time no see my friend! Neither spoils quickly. I shouldn't admit this but we have had cocoa in the cupboard for years!
I hate to admit this, too, but SO HAVE I!

Thanks, everyone, for your responses.
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:26 AM   #13
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I don't trust things that don't die.


Cocoa was never alive, so it cant die... That's my idea!

So I kept a dutch cocoa for more then 12 years, but in the end I didn't trust to eat it, despite it looked and smelled perfect.
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:09 AM   #14
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Cocoa was never alive, so it cant die... That's my idea!

So I kept a dutch cocoa for more then 12 years, but in the end I didn't trust to eat it, despite it looked and smelled perfect.
I had to go look at mine!

I must use more cocoa than you guys. My old, almost empty container of it is August 2010 and the new unopened one is Jan 2011.

I use a large pantry, so once in awhile I find antique foods in there that have been behind something. Found some boxed Scalloped Potatoes in there that were 11 years old once. Tossed em. They were dehydrated, but I still didn't trust em at that age.
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:37 AM   #15
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Honey and cocoa are two things that never get old in my house!
Yeah those are a couple of things that I would still use even after a couple of years if I needed to.
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:18 AM   #16
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I don't think either are a big worry, they just might be past their best after a few months
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