All questions

I have a can of mushrooms but it says it expired in 2015. Do I dare use it?

asked by Tonga Titcomb 9 months ago

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

4 answers 1867 views
ChefJune
ChefJune

June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added 9 months ago

If the top and bottom of the can have not buckled, I would open the can and smell them. If the can looks distended, I would toss it without opening.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Nancy
Nancy

Nancy is a trusted home cook.

added 9 months ago

Agreed. See attached notes from stilltasty.com
http://www.stilltasty.com...

BerryBaby
BerryBaby

BerryBaby is trusted source on General Cooking

added 9 months ago

I toss anything that is past a year. It may be ok, but I do not want to chance it.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Windischgirl
added 9 months ago

I have a reputation for never throwing anything away, but in this case, I'd weigh the cost of the can of mushrooms (was it more than $2?) against the potential cost of medical bills (an ER visit usually starts around $300...).
If you are as guilt-ridden as I am about waste, you can compost it. That's usually my solution to plant-based items that have gone off. I feel better if I can at least enrich the soil to grow something else!

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)