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WootWoot

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Vegetarian broth in a box--still good?
« on: October 26, 2016, 11:14:01 AM »
In going through my pantry, I discovered a box of vegetarian broth in a box that was bought in Spring 2015. It's already expired, but I'm wondering: does this stuff actually go bad? Can I use it? How would I tell if it has gone bad?

Thanks, folks!

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Re: Vegetarian broth in a box--still good?
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2016, 11:22:12 AM »
Does it say "sell by," "best by," or "use by"? I'd probably use it if it passed the sniff and taste test without smelling or tasting rotten.

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Re: Vegetarian broth in a box--still good?
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2016, 11:59:26 AM »
 I'm at work right now and can't recall what exactly the package says. The sniff and taste test sounds good. Thank you!

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Re: Vegetarian broth in a box--still good?
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2016, 12:41:25 PM »
I'd make sure I brought it to a full boil for awhile and eat it. :P

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Re: Vegetarian broth in a box--still good?
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2016, 01:40:10 PM »
Boiling sounds like a great idea!

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Re: Vegetarian broth in a box--still good?
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2016, 10:12:22 AM »
Finally, here is what the box says: Recommended use by March 16, 2016.

Is that the equivalent of "best by"?

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Re: Vegetarian broth in a box--still good?
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2016, 10:21:42 AM »
Finally, here is what the box says: Recommended use by March 16, 2016.

Is that the equivalent of "best by"?

I think so. It says nothing about when the product will become unsafe to eat, it just expresses the manufacturer's possibly self-interested opinion of when the flavor might start to become less than perfect. An unopened container of broth almost certainly has a safe shelf life measured in years.