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Dec 16, 2008 05:32 AM

Old corn syrup-still good?

have a bottle of light corn syrup in the pantry, it's at least 2 years old...still O.K. to use?
you can tell I don't make sweets very often...

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  1. should be fine, particularly if it was never opened.
    have a look to see if there's mold on top, but I've never had that problem

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    1. re: pitu

      It was opened, I only used a tiny bit about 2 years ago.
      Feh, the stuff is cheap enough, I should just buy a new bottle...unless there is a recipe for making it yourself?

      1. re: BeeZee

        seriously, unless you see mold, it's fine.

        1. re: BeeZee

          The stuff lasts forever. Use it. Why buy a new bottle when it will only sit for two years!? <g>

      2. I just finished a bottle that I had for at least 3 years. Had to microwave it to get the last couple of tablespoons out, but it has been fine for the whole time.

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        1. re: Sooeygun

          I keep my opened bottle in the refrigerator to help prevent mold from growing. Since I use very little, I've kept it for years.

          1. re: mdelno

            I don't think keeping it in the fridge makes a significant difference in whether it gets moldy. Molds grow in the fridge, although not as quickly as at room temp. The real factor is whether it's contaminated by mold in the first place, which if it's in a bottle that you pour out of (rather than spoon out of) is unlikely. I've kept it opened for years without any sign of mold. In fact, it never occurred to me that it could grow mold.