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Old 03-28-2009, 10:33 PM   #1
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Molasses question?

What is the shelf life of molasses? Found a bottle of molasses at the back of my pantry shelf from 1997. How would one tell if its bad???


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Old 03-28-2009, 10:34 PM   #2
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If it's not crystalized, it should be fine.

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Old 03-29-2009, 12:09 AM   #3
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If you're looking for a second opinion, I agree with Callisto. If it looks OK (not cloudy or crystallized), I'm sure it's all right.
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:49 AM   #4
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It's probably fine because of it's high sugar content. (like honey or jam)

Or there is another test, it's called the "24-36 hour test".
Taste some and get back to us in 24 to 36 hours, if you aren't sick, it's fine. Okay, not so funny.
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Old 04-04-2009, 05:01 PM   #5
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Molasses is one of those foods that seem to last for nearly forever (like honey and fish sauce). I've had some that was over 10-years old that was perfectly fine. Being crystalized does not mean it's bad - just old.

It's bad if it has mold growing on it ....
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:44 PM   #6
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After reading all your comments, I tried the old molasses and its fine, it tastes like its suppose to and I am still here so good sign

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