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Dec 10, 2012 09:08 AM

Molasses shelf life???

I've got a bottle of molasses that must be 8-10 years old. (Bought for 1 particular recipe and never used since). Is it still usable, or should I just toss it out?

(Saw a recipe on the 2012 Holiday Cookie thread with molasses and was thinking of making it.)

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  1. The only issue I've ever seen with molasses was a bulk container ferment.

    If it looks and smells correct it is fine IMO. My Mother has an ancient jar of which a teaspoon is used yearly for a specific recipe. It was still good last month!

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    1. re: meatn3

      If you can get it out of the bottle and it looks ok, it's fine, IME.

    2. thank you both. That was my instinct too but wanted confirmation.

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      1. re: masha

        Shelf life: forever and a day. Have used quite old 'lasses with fine results.