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You know it's time to clean the fridge when...

... what you thought was blue cheese turns out to have been feta.

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  1. Hopefully you found out quickly, rather than a late realization? I suppose it could be worse if what you thought was limburger was actually bleu.

    I've always wondered what the distinction was between 'perfectly aged' and rotten.

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    1. re: Cinnamon

      With some cheeses, it's an ammonia smell/taste. That's how I know when my blue cheese has gone past it.

    2. ...things start looking like science experiments. And you're out of tupperware.

      1. The final two digits in the "consume by" starts with an "8" or "9".

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        1. re: Sam Fujisaka

          I'm sorry to say that my answer is closest to the "out of tupperware" one above. I just did this today so we have now have sparkling fridge shelves and a cabinet full of tupperware!

          1. I have a friend whose daughter recently pulled out a can of tomato soup in their pantry and said "how about this for lunch, Mom?" So she looked at the can - it expired in 1999!!!! She decided (why I'm not sure) to be a good person and recycle the can - when she opened it, it was the most disgusting thing she'd every seen!!

            That's the worst story I have heard...

            1. ...you find a package of house-brand flour tortillas from a grocery store that closed six months ago (yeah, that was me, last week).