Molasses expiration date?
I am new at this but I need some info on mollases. I have a bottle in the icebox and it has some kind of code on the top of the botle but I am unaware of what it menas regarding the expiration date. Is there a expiration date on mollases? Thnx D Rae
It should be fine...esp. being refrigerated. It's just a simple sugar. As long as there is no mold or scary smell, I would use it. I don't even keep mine in the fridge and it's at least 2-3 years old!! adam
The beauty of stuff with a ton of sugar in it (i.e. molasses) is that it creates crazy osmotic pressure, which is science-talk for, "nothing-can-grow-in-it". It's actually got too much sugar in it to allow growth. Basically, molasses can't go bad, except under slightly shorter than geological timelines. My folks used to keep it around for *years* without it going bad.
I've had some 4 months past the expiration date, was fine, a slight fermented background flavor, but still completely usable. It should be in even better condition if it was refrigerated.