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Dry stuffing shelf life?

mocro Nov 22, 2011 10:44 AM

I have some Peppridge Farm stuffing mix upopened in a bag from last Thanksgiving. The exp date says 1/11/12. Do you think it'd still be okay to use? I don't want to ruin my stuffing for want of a bag of bread cubes. Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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    swfood Nov 22, 2011 11:57 AM

    I am so glad you asked this question--and like the responses. I am in the same boat; overbought last year and never used the extra bag. Figure the food manufacturers purposely put a "best buy" date just before T-day! Who knows maybe the aged bag will make an even better stuffing!

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      acgold7 Nov 22, 2011 10:57 AM

      Funny you should ask. I have a multi-pack box that had a "best-by" date of last month and I just made a test batch yesterday and it's perfect. So I'll be using the remaining bags with confidence.

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        mocro Nov 22, 2011 11:54 AM

        Thanks so much for your spot-on advice. I'm determined not to make one last trip to the grocery store so this suits me just fine! Happy Thanksgiving.

      2. Heidi cooks and bakes Nov 22, 2011 10:52 AM

        I'd use it! If you look closely, I'll bet the bag says "best if used by". You won't taste any difference. I have an opened bag of Pepperidge Farm from last year that I'm still using, and it's been open for months after the "best if used by" date.

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