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Does Crisco Go Bad?

bbqboy Jan 5, 2012 09:19 AM

Rooting around the cupboards, we found an unopened can off Crisco with an expiration date of
August 2008. What could go wrong? :)
In the interest of science, should we be guinea pigs and try it?

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    mpjmph Jan 5, 2012 12:00 PM

    It does go bad, but in my experience you can tell when that happens. It takes on a waxy texture and appearance, and smells different/bad. I would probably open it out of curiosity, but Crisco is fairly inexpensive, so I wouldn't be upset about tossing it.

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      andieb Jan 5, 2012 11:02 AM

      most definitely toss it, and I'm not one who scares easily!

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        INDIANRIVERFL Jan 5, 2012 10:59 AM

        Found an 18 month past best by sealed can that did me in for almost a week.

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          bbqboy Jan 5, 2012 12:56 PM

          OK, that convinced me to give it to a vegetable diesel fan.

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          Bkeats Jan 5, 2012 09:41 AM

          Yes, its oil - hydrogenated, but still oil and oil does go bad. I've had pies where its pretty clear that they used the old left over crisco for the crustt. Pffft.

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