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Old 09-15-2010, 03:43 PM   #1
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Does Worcestershire go bad?

I had this bottle I just opened and left on the shelf for like maybe a month, not really a long time. But when I opened the lid, it came off with a loud pop and I wondered if that indicated a build up of something bad or just maybe the way it came off. I think I had opened it up previously.

I tasted it and I think it might be slightly bitter but maybe I am imagining things, it's kind of hard to tell how worcst. tastes just tasting it plain.

Do you think it can go bad in a short time like that?

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Old 09-15-2010, 03:55 PM   #2
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Under normal circumstances, not i do not think a short time like that would have it go bad.
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Old 09-15-2010, 04:02 PM   #3
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I keep Worcestershire in a cabinet for years. Never had a 'pop' when I opened it. It might be best if you toss it and buy a new bottle.
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Old 09-15-2010, 04:26 PM   #4
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I have never had it go bad but that is not to say it couldn't. I'd toss it.
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Old 09-15-2010, 04:40 PM   #5
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It shouldnt go bad, but anything that opens with a POP should be tossed. It likely means gas built up in the bottle.
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Old 09-15-2010, 05:56 PM   #6
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note there is another thread with similar topic: worc. how long does it last?

you know I really should asked upthread: Do you store it in the refrig? I put it in the refrig after the pop incident.
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Old 09-15-2010, 07:08 PM   #7
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note there is another thread with similar topic: worc. how long does it last?

you know I really should asked upthread: Do you store it in the refrig? I put it in the refrig after the pop incident.

There is no need to keep Worcestershire sauce in the fridge. It won't go bad, not even stored in the larder or cupboard. I have been using Lea & Perrins for years and never known it to turn, not even when I was working in Greece, where temperatures soared.

Incidentally, Lee & Perrins manufacture a 'limited edition' of the same, and it is absolutely wonderful.
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:24 AM   #8
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the real question here is what caused the pop? something might have been introduced, even in a saline environment such as worchestershire sauce, that allowed gas to build.

the sauce is cheap, so i say chuck it. is not puking up your guts worth $2.
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Old 02-18-2011, 01:47 PM   #9
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I wouldnt trust the sauce. Since, it has anchovies as an ingredient.
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Old 02-18-2011, 01:51 PM   #10
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the sauce has not been a problem, I think the pop was caused by the friction of the cap and that whatever protrusion/channel is used to hold it in place..
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