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Old 08-06-2011, 02:56 PM   #1
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How long can I keep these for?

I was wondering if Cocoa has a shelf life, and also honey?

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Old 08-06-2011, 03:01 PM   #2
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As far as I know both cocoa and honey have an indefinite shelf life. I've never had to be concerned about either in my house, as they get used up within a pretty reasonable time.
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Old 08-06-2011, 03:15 PM   #3
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Archeologists recently found honey in the tombs of ancient Egyptians, and it was still good! If it has crystallized, just gently heat it. Hopefully there are no mummies in it.

Honey is also useful as an antiseptic. Good stuff from bee poop!
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Old 08-06-2011, 03:36 PM   #4
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Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Cocoa will last a very long time.
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:13 PM   #5
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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!
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:24 PM   #6
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I admit to having 10 year old cocoa powder. My honey is almost gone.
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:30 PM   #7
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Thanks, everyone.

I tried to post a message last night, but this computer decided NOT TO DO IT! It's on its last legs and I'm trying to get it "overhauled."

I appreciate the answers, and I, too, have cocoa that is about three years old. I'm glad I posted, and thank you all for your insight.

Alix, you remember me? I'm very flattered. Oh, but how many dorky people write 50 questions about making coffee? Probably just me.

Thanks again,
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:01 PM   #8
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I have a box of cocoa that's seven years old and last year I threw out honey (hadn't crystalized or anything, just didn't feel good about using it) that I had since I brought my house that was 20 years ago.....
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Archeologists recently found honey in the tombs of ancient Egyptians, and it was still good! If it has crystallized, just gently heat it. Hopefully there are no mummies in it.
Mummy used to make toast fingers with honey on them for me!
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:46 AM   #10
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I don't know about you guys but it makes me a little bit suspicious of honey that it will last forever.

I don't trust things that don't die.
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