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How old is too old for canned goods?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Batman, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Getting hungry for dinner tonight, nothing in the fridge struck my fancy, so I started rummaging through the pantry. Buried deep in the back was a can of Chef Boyardee ravioli, with a "best by" date of July 24, 2009.
    That's just a suggestion, right? I mean, these things are supposed to survive nuclear wars. A few years in a cool, dark pantry shouldn't affect them.
    Please pray for me.
  2. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    How ya feeling?

    Side note: I would eat it as well if needbe.
  3. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    May the Chef have mercy on you.
  4. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    So far, so good. Tastes a little tinny. Certainly not the best thing I've ever eaten. No stomach convulsions or immediate revulsion, though, which I assume means I'm OK.
  5. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Upon further review, this might not have been a good idea. I'm not sure if it's bad, but it sure don't taste good and ain't tempting me to keep eating.
  6. Lieslntx

    Lieslntx Active Member

    You do realize that the aftereffects are going to kick in in about 12 hours, right?
  7. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    <img src="http://www.coloredtoiletpaper.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/best-toilet-paper.jpg">

    Best of luck.
  8. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Well, I figured the first test was whether or not I threw up immediately. Passed that test. Then it was on to phase two. I did not make it to phase three (finishing the meal). I only made it halfway through the bowl. The taste was getting more and more metallic as I went down. There was even a faint fishy taste.
    From now on, one year past the expiration date is the limit.
  9. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Hopefully, even when you eat Chef Boyardee by the expiration date it's still not the bett thing you've ever eaten.
  10. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    I used to be all about some ABC's and 123's in my bachelor days. Sixty-five cents a can back then. Even though they're still yummy, my taste has thankfully evolved a bit.
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Just make sure you find a nice sidewalk in time.
  12. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

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