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Aug 10, 2013 05:18 AM

Pomegranate Molasses

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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  1. 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. That stuff last nearly forever

      1. 5 years+ is a bit much. I'd probably toss it.

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

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          1. re: Tripeler

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

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