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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?

  1. CarrieWas218 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...

    1. Tripeler Aug 11, 2013 07:13 PM

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

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      1. re: Tripeler
        coney with everything 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. luckyfatima Aug 11, 2013 03:07 PM

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

        1. scubadoo97 Aug 10, 2013 12:00 PM

          That stuff last nearly forever

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            Harters 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.

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