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Jan 5, 2012 09:19 AM

Does Crisco Go Bad?

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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  1. 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.

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

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      1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

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

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

        1. 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.