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Aug 14, 2013 07:30 AM
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My yogurt expired a while ago

Muller Greek yogurt with a corner of nuts. The best by date is May 13. It looks good, smells good, tastes good. I just ate it. Delicious. Should I have any concerns?

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  1. Nah, I wouldn't be concerned.

    1. If it was bad, you'd have noticed.

      1. I have 2 containers of fage yogurt in my fridge that have an expiration in 2009. I'm keeping them to see what eventually will happen if anything. Maybe I should open one and test it. Since yogurt is milk that's already gone bad, what is yogurt that's gone bad?

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        1. re: Bkeats

          Um, I still feel okay. But I wouldn't eat some yogurt 4 years old! I'd open one to see what it looks inside. I bet either green or drying out. I'm sure the moisture finds a way out eventually.

            1. re: girloftheworld

              An opened container of heavy cream forgotten in my fridge turned into perfectly-edible cream cheese, much to my surprise.

              1. re: greygarious

                I love that scientific happy accident!

                1. re: greygarious

                  that is amazing!..too bad heels of bread dont turn into bagels

            2. re: Bkeats

              Gosh, 2009. That's four years ago. You'd better have a grater ready when you open the containers.

            3. None. I have eaten (unopened yogurt) over a year past its best by date, and noticed no change in taste or texture.

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              1. re: greygarious

                I know this is an old thread but I just ate a yogurt dated last November and it seemed fine. Of course, if I no longer past anything after this, I guess we'll know that it wasn't. I do find it strange that most websites say that it's only safe to eat 7-10 days after the expiration date. Also found a post elsewhere by someone who claimed that they opened a yogurt 10 days after the expiration and it had a terrible smell. I found that strange since that's never been my experience with expired yogurt.