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Old 11-01-2004, 01:44 AM   #1
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The oldest food item that was found in the cupboard?

I just reached up in the cupboard to get the coffee ready for the morning and found a box of cereal dated August of 2002. What is the oldest food item that you have ever found in your kitchen cupboards and what was it?

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Old 11-01-2004, 05:55 AM   #2
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there's some really old rice flour in the fridge, and i found a container of vanilla quik clumped all together a few days ago. i think there is some caviar in the fridge, and a tube of anchovy paste, if i'm not mistaken...
thanks for the reminder... :)
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Old 11-01-2004, 07:21 AM   #3
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I have some dry lasagna noodles in a ziploc bag that are starting to look pretty tired. Also a small jar of chili powder from a local grocery store that went out of business at least 5 years ago.
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I have a box of Easy Mac from when I used to live in a dorm room with nothing but a microwave... It's gotta be 2 years old at least.
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Old 11-01-2004, 08:52 AM   #5
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I have a box of phylo dough in my freezer that has moved with me 3 times already. It must be 4 years old. My wife just asked if we still have it and if we can get rid of it.
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Re: The oldest food item that was found in the cupboard?

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I just reached up in the cupboard to get the coffee ready for the morning and found a box of cereal dated August of 2002. What is the oldest food item that you have ever found in your kitchen cupboards and what was it?
2002? that is bad! I have a can of mixed vegies that has been sitting there over a year. I don't know why I bought it, because it has lima beans... I think I should prolly throw it out!
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Old 11-01-2004, 09:03 AM   #7
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a can of carotts dated 2 years ago. and a box of mac n cheese that's about 3 years old.
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A box of De Ruyter(the "y" is supposed to have 2 dots over it) milk chocolate sprinkles dated 10/30/02.
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Old 11-01-2004, 10:29 AM   #9
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I found a jar of Cheez Whiz from 92 in Mom's fridge this month. And I found some pumpkin dated 89 in the freezer.
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well my parents have whisky from 1974 and soy sauce from 1988. Hmm old foods eh. Chocolate from 1995
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Old 11-01-2004, 11:47 AM   #11
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I'm scared to look! I know that when we moved in September - I threw away several canned items that have been with me for 3 years and possibly some flour...my new pantry has narrow shelves that will (hopefully) keep things from getting shoved to far to the back!!!
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A box of De Ruyter(the "y" is supposed to have 2 dots over it) milk chocolate sprinkles dated 10/30/02.
like this crewsk? ΓΏ
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Yep, that's it Juliev! Thanks! How'd you do that?
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you can use a couple different numbers.. but the one I hit was ALT 664
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Cool, I learned something new today! Thanks! :D
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When I moved in with my DH, I was challenged to convert his kitchen from bachelordom. Among the things that still stand out in my mind are boxes of jello and cans of peas that were 7-10 years old. He had moved a lot during those times but he held on to those peas and jello! And then I came along...

Now I think it's probably a bottle or two of salad dressing that have gotten pushed to the depths of the fridge.
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you can use a couple different numbers.. but the one I hit was ALT 664
there are other numbers you can use.. but just happen to stumble across it..and that's what I use.
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I had a clean out recently. I had some spices that were out of date in 2003! Although, guess they would not hurt you if you ate them, just not taste of much.
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well my parents have whisky from 1974 and soy sauce from 1988. Hmm old foods eh. Chocolate from 1995
masteraznchefjr, I think alcohol and soy sauce are self preservated....I have never known either to spoil. Chocolate gets kind of funny looking and grainy. I moved from southern california to Eugene, OR two years ago today, as a matter of fact, so left all perishable foods there with my friends. Took some so now nothing is old and since I do not buy canned or boxed food do not know the shelf life of those. I did find a carton of yogurt in the back of the fridge dated August which I tossed without opening. Not that brave.

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I have a bottle of peppermint extract of my Grandma's
that is in the old packaging that collectors buy on ebay!
MAN is it STRONG!
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