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Old 06-13-2015, 08:47 AM   #1
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The Mysterious Substance in the Pantry

Looking for a cooking sauce today in the pantry and I discovered a brown, sticky substance has oozed out of one of the many(too many) bottles or jars of the cooking sauces and condiments. I took everything out to wash the bottles and the shelf and I couldn't, for the life of me, find any container that looked damaged, dirty or had leaked. I smelled the dark mysterious substance and it didn't smell like anything that would have been in the bottles in that area of the cupboard......Now, there have been many things in and out of that section over the last few months/years so it could be anything.......but....what is it?????

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Old 06-13-2015, 10:25 AM   #2
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Old 06-13-2015, 11:39 AM   #3
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I don't know, but if it spits at you, who you gonna call, Ghost Busters!

My worst such experience was a small pumpkin that had gone bad in the back of my pantry. It was back and buried, and I didn't find it until all of the liquid had dried out of it. It was a mess to clean from the floor. Fortunately, It wasn't in a position to contaminate anything else. But it left a stain.

Hope you find out what your mystery goo is. Good luck.

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Old 06-13-2015, 11:45 AM   #4
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I had a brown goo in my pantry a few years ago. I traced mine to a can of crushed pineapple in the way back corner that had leaked down the back wall and onto the shelf underneath. It was a mess. Hope you find your "culprit."
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If it moves... BEWARE THE BLOB!!!
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Old 06-14-2015, 11:24 AM   #7
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Not sure about tamarind..I only have some paste in a jar in the fridge. It has dried into a hard substance with a grainy texture....lol.
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The Mysterous Substance in the Pantry

I had the same problem, brown oozy substance in my turntable. Still can't figure out what leaked.
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Maybe it isn't food based at all. It could be ectoplasm...this could be the beginning of an alien invasion movie....
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Maybe it isn't food based at all. It could be ectoplasm...this could be the beginning of an alien invasion movie....

Sometimes mice will pee where they look for food. It's a sticky brown residue.
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