Help! Bought some packaged tofu 2 weeks ago but realized the water from the package is gone (it was unopened)

This has happened before, last time I opened it and it had a white sticky coating on it, I suspect the package wasn't air tight but I'm tired of wasting pricey tofu blocks. Should I eat it or toss it?

  • Posted by: Cat21
  • February 6, 2020
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  • 6 Comments

6 Comments

Nancy February 6, 2020
Also, you might consider changing where you shop....to someplace that has better suppliers and/or takes better care of its product in the store.
 
Cat21 February 6, 2020
I would the issue is that this is the only place that sells tofu in my town, I take it that it is not normal for the water to disappear :/
 
Nancy February 7, 2020
Oh, Cat21, I see you have no other retail choice.
You're right, it's not normal (or gooda) for the water to disappear.
If tofu is a staple of your diet, it may be worth learning to make at home.
(May sound hard, but people learn it & make good quality at home. Like homemade yogurt.)
 
Nancy February 7, 2020
Here's one recipe from tv chef Ming Tsai. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/homemade-tofu-recipe-1949760
And there are others, including videos on YouTube.
Good luck!
 
Happygoin February 6, 2020
Can you return it to the store where you purchased it? If you’re a regular shopper there, it shouldn’t be a problem.

To answer your question though, I’m always in the when-in-doubt-toss-it camp where food is concerned.
 
Cat21 February 6, 2020
yeah i might try to return it given the fact that it's super pricey where i live, thanks for your advice!
 
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