We got a small jar of fermented black beans a couple years ago as a gift. They have been hanging out in our cupboard until today when we figured we would use them. I opened the jar to see that the factory seal (like what you get on a jar of peanut butter) had a puncture in it. So essentially these little guys have been breathing fresh, room temp air for at least 2 or 3 years now. Are we in for a world of pain using them or are they just extra flavorful now? PS, sorry for clicking urgent but this will impact tonight's dinner and this community is my own personal Obi Wan. Help me, you're my only hope.