Does this ever go bad? I was cleaning out the pantry and I found a can waaaaaay in the back. It probably is years old. I can't find an expiration date anywhere on it. Is it safe or no? Should i just open it and take a whiff?
I had the same thing happen recently. Found a can in the back of the cupboard that was maybe 2 yrs old. I used it in a curried beef stew and it was fine - and we are fine. :))
Curried beef stew- that sounds great! Do you have a recipe?
Thanks! Years later and still helping fellow Chowhounds out. The link was perfect! 2007 coconut milk used in 2011.
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It goes rancid eventually, even in the can. Won't kill you but rancid fats are supposed to be "bad" and it doesn't taste very good, even for canned coconut milk...
I just opened it and it seems fine. Thanks!
how did it taste? rancid or metallic? i know that "metallic" flavor...
It's probably safe if the can isn't bulging, but I would taste before using in a recipe. Sometimes I think I get a metallic taste from food too long on the shelf.
From a safety perspective, it looks like you should be fine, as long as the can is not damaged:
Unless the can is popping with botulism I think it should be fine. If it smells like coconut, go for it -- just boil it!
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