Originally Posted by suziquzie
Just cleaned out cupboards... WAAAYYYY in back were a few odd jars of pepper jellies and a cactus something like jam.....
No exp dates.
Chuck or ok?
Jellies, as a form of preservation are pectin/acid/sugar gels and not to be confused with a jelly that you make up from a sachet/packet to use in a trifle (heaven forfend!) or serve with cream.
Given that the jelly to which you refer is a preserve, i.e., an item made to keep then there are two faults which you are likely to encounter:
a) mould on the surface - lack of boiling and poor potting!
b) sugar crystals forming on the surface - excess boiling of the mix.
If neither of these appear in your jelly, then it should be perfectly safe to keep/consume.
Hope this helps,