23 September 2007

clearly, she doesn't cook often enough

I just found a tin of condensed milk in the pantry.

Best Before April 1999.

21 comments:

shula said...

I have a tin of pineapple pieces from 1966.

We should get together and have a cook off.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Condensed milk gets better with age.
That's why it's condensed.

daysgoby said...

(aghast)
My picture of you is shattered. Shattered I tell you!


We have a tin of (we think) moose meat in the pantry, sans label. I'm afraid to open it to find out.

blackbird said...

Of course Middle and I would have opened and attempted to use it.

BabelBabe said...

i have twelve envelopes of Hurricane mix I bought in 1996. H swears it's still good, esp. mixed with enough rum....

Judi said...

I'd be tempted....
can't get botulism from condensed milk can you??
We once found a whole chicken (tinned! WTF!) with a use by date of 1980 when we were cleaning my father in law's house in 1989.

judi said...

My word verification was puftipuw!!
very apt...

telfair said...

HA! This reminds me of my husband, who insisted that we take the same can of fruit cocktail across the pond to Australia (because he said he'd eat it) and then BACK home to the States two years later (because he still maintained HE WOULD EAT IT. When I've never known him to eat canned fruit in his life.) I think it's still in our pantry somewhere.

bluemountainsmary said...

cleaning out the pantry pre kitchen renovation unearthed several of those surprises.

Aged pineapple and condensed milk. Yum

Jayne said...

Hi!
My mother in law (only 56, second wife...) cleared out her larder a few years ago and found tins older than her (then) twenty-year-old daughter. On her husband's 70th birthday she served a pudding decorated with vermicelli which was eleven years past its sell-by date. Sorry, babe, you're just a beginner!!!

hazeljoy said...

sweet... (!)

meggie said...

I feel so much better!
Imagine, if you will, GOM's rage when he found some best before with 96 & 95 on them. Tins they were. I laughed in his face, as I flounced off in a huff.

herhimnbryn said...

A woman after my own heart.

tut-tut said...

Ho; I just today replaced my 20-year-old tin of Old Bay Seasoning (the tin is a collector's item!) with a new jar.

Gemini said...

I am too afraid to check out the back of my pantry shelves, LOL.

MsCellania said...

I've got some tins of spices older than you! But not me...
They were my grammys and I cannot bear to pitch them.

Stomper Girl said...

It'll be fiiiiiiine!

You could make lemon slice with that.

VictoriaE said...

I hope you didn't chuck it out!!

Sheeps Clothing said...

It would never last that long in my kitchen. I love condensed milk and usually make myself sick drinking it straight from the can whenever I cook with it.
My cheesecakes always end up about one inch shorter than they should be because I have eaten all the raw ingredients...
Probably why my backside looks like a bus.

Martina said...

Quick get it out if the house!! Don't be tempted to try it!

Kim said...

two sentences
twenty comments
remarkable lady.