I have an unopened container of Fage 2%.
ITS expiration date: so much for auto-correct.
I've eaten yogurt months after its expiration date. IMO if it's not moldy and has a normal consistency it's good to eat/use.
Same here! Yogurt lasts a looong time in the fridge.
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No it is a "sell by" date for the stores to take it off their shelves not a "best before" date.
I came to this site because - guess what - I have yogurt that is a few days over the date stamped on the carton. I've read all the entries and though I should weigh in with the fact that all Fage containers say "Use By" with the date they stamp on them.
I've also eaten yogurt past its expiration date. I thought I'd be the only one. That said, I think fage spoils more quickly than some other yogurts. When it does, it will be noticeable because the texture will change. If texture and smell are fine, go ahead.
Wrong. Sorry. Don't do it. Cake is only as good as the ingredients. Fresher better.
Yogurt has a really long shelf life, especially an unopened container. Chef Ono et al are right, your cake should be fine if there is no off odor or mold.
"Fresher better"? Not for yogurt. That would apply to the milk that was used to make it, and when yogurt is made the milk is scalded first to incapacitate bacteria that would turn it 'off.' Some of think the adage, 'I'm not getting older; I'm getting better' isn't too far off in the case of yogurt. Oh, not exactly, but apply the considerations others have given and it'll be fine in cake or for breakfast.
Although Ono is correct about the best-before date logic, I am continually amazed at how many people will risk spending a few hours in the bathroom in order to save 79 cents.
Funny, i seem to always see those that 'cook by the book'. Risk-aversity dominates.But hopefully, as chefs get older and more experienced, and read more of 52 ! they get more comfie with risk and bending the expiration date.
If it doesn't smell too bad its most likely fine. if it has any mold on it then its another story.
if the seal isn't broken you can poor off the whey and it probably can be used in cooking.
ChefUno is correct about the "best before" date. Think of it this way, this is the date before which the manufacturer can be reasonable sure no mischief will occur. Most of us have robust guts and can handle a little mischief. Is it safe? Perhaps not 100% and many will decide to follow the dictum in food service "When in Doubt Throw it Out." If you are serving the cake or the yogurt to someone who may be compromised, better be on the safe side. For the rest of us, isn't is lovely, we still have a choice.
I too have found that Fage goes off a little sooner. it tends to look kind of Curdled, and tastes funny..(yes I've tasted it and I'm still here!) , but if that's the case ,I wouldn't use it..or take a bigger taste. 10 days doesn't seem too bad to me.. But my son would take a look in my fridge, scold me, and pitch it!
Most people here can tell you that it is probably safe, but no one can say for sure. As I don't generally bake a cake that only I would eat, I am not about to take the chance that someone else may get sick from it.