Originally Posted by CraigC
If it is like fruit cake, it isn't measured in shelf life, it is measured in half lives!
And even that might be too short of a time interval to measure it by.
Fruit cakes in my family are judged by how many years they have been re-gifted.
As long as they're not totally green it's fine to pass them on.
Now if there was a war on then I believe that it would last as long I'd feel comfortable eating it.