Still good after a year?
Starting my pesach cleaning/shopping I noticed that I have Matzos (Yehudah), Cake Meal, Matzo Meal, Matzo farfel, Potato starch, Matzo Ball soup mix and Brownie cake mix from last year. Would they still be good?
I have a co-worker of mine who is still munching on his last years shmurah matzo!
Anyone know if any store in the 5 towns carries Charedim shmurah matzo? I asked Gourmet and they said they don't carry it. I hate to have to shlep to Boro Park just for this one item (but I will if I can't get it here - it is that good!).
All of them will be fine. They're all made form cardboard, after all.
Seriously, the sole spoilage risk in one year with all of these is moisture absorption. If you keep these things form one year to the next, do it in a high end (freezer) ziploc bag. They sell giant ones for clothing storage that are big enough for a box of Charedim matzah shmurah. Given the price, I regularly save leftover boxes for the next year.
I also have friends who have a family custom of hiding a piece of matzah behind an oil painting during the seder and eating the one left there from the year before with the afikomen. The last seder before the war, a child fell asleep and they couldn't find the matzah he had hidden. They found it while cleaning for Passover the next year. When it was the only matzah available in that town.
Miracles can come in matzah sized pieces.
Re: Would they still be good?
OK, kidding (only somewhat). In reality, I keep this stuff from year to year. I don't buy cake mixes or matzo ball soup mix (what's in it other than matzo meal anyway?), but I've definitely used all those other things year after year; I just keep them separate of my chametz food.
I just made matzo balls from a mix that I bought on clearance last Pesach, and it tasted just fine to me!