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Pomegranate Molasses

skippy66 Aug 10, 2013 05:18 AM

Does pomegranate molasses go bad?

I was cleaning out my cupboards the other day and waaaaaay in the back I found an unopened bottle that must be well over 5 years old. I looked at the ingredient list to see if there were preservatives in it and the only ingredient listed was pomegranate juice. Should I keep it or toss it?

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    Harters RE: skippy66 Aug 10, 2013 05:27 AM

    Any sign of mould?

    If not, sniff and taste. And then decide.

    I assume that, as it's unopened, it'll be in a better state than one opened. Is it not obligatory where you are to have a "use by" or "best before" date on products?

    It takes me a long time to get through a bottle of the molasses - say a couple of years or so - and I've never had one go off on me.

    1. scubadoo97 RE: skippy66 Aug 10, 2013 12:00 PM

      That stuff last nearly forever

      1. luckyfatima RE: skippy66 Aug 11, 2013 03:07 PM

        5 years+ is a bit much. I'd probably toss it.

        1. Tripeler RE: skippy66 Aug 11, 2013 07:13 PM

          If it was any older, you'd have a classic Molasses-Benz.

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            coney with everything RE: Tripeler Aug 12, 2013 04:39 AM

            actually to be considered a classic, it has to be at least twenty-five molasses model years old :)

          2. CarrieWas218 RE: skippy66 Aug 11, 2013 07:25 PM

            I've used molasses that is easily that old - the sugar content is so high, I wouldn't worry too much about it...

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