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cavefelem Mon 31-Oct-16 12:18:32

Just found a jar of cook-in curry sauce with a bb date of April 2009.

seal is still intact.

As it is a curry sauce I'm not sure I will be able to tell if its gone off.

Should I just bung it in the slow cooker & not tell DH?

ohmywhatamisaying Mon 31-Oct-16 12:24:13

No. Throw away your 7 years out of date sauce and buy a new one.

CelestialLight Mon 31-Oct-16 12:25:46

You'd trick your DH into eating 7 year old food? Seriously? That's vile.

DesignedForLife Mon 31-Oct-16 12:25:47


Jam I'd say go for it as it's virtually pure sugar. But spices go off with time.

WussyWat Mon 31-Oct-16 12:26:49

Fuck that's grim.

BorpBorpBorp Mon 31-Oct-16 12:27:49

Is it a creamy sauce? If so I'd chuck it. If not I'd eat it. It probably won't be very spicy though, spices lose their flavour over time.

ThisPasadenaHomemaker Mon 31-Oct-16 12:27:51

Chuck it in the bin you grubby mare!

MummyLikesWrapMusic Mon 31-Oct-16 12:28:00

Ewwwww shock

newmumwithquestions Mon 31-Oct-16 12:29:10

Meh. It's probably fine. I think I'd chuck it to be on the safe side, but these things will generally last forever without making you ill.

Aquiver Mon 31-Oct-16 12:29:36

Eurgh - nasty. Yes, YB (massively) U. Why even bother - are you totally skint?

MummyLikesWrapMusic Mon 31-Oct-16 12:30:28

You know you're meant to scare the shit out of people on Halloween right, not through food poisoning?

Eatthecake Mon 31-Oct-16 12:30:43

I don't mind using stuff a bit out of date but 7 bloody years?

Curry sauce isn't expensive throw it away and buy another

cavefelem Mon 31-Oct-16 12:52:07

Mummy grin

I've opened it, it smells OK - and quite spicy. Its supposed to be a Saag Masala. It has got cream in it. I've also had a tiny taste, which was OK.

DH would not even think about checking the BB date.

Still wondering whether to use it because now I've thought about it I really want a curry.

Iwasjustabouttosaythat Mon 31-Oct-16 13:03:01

I'd just order a curry in.

That said, I'm curious. If you do go ahead please come back tomorrow and tell us if you're still alive.

Iwasjustabouttosaythat Mon 31-Oct-16 13:04:57

Also I just had food poisoning on the weekend. It's so so shit (literally). I wouldn't risk it.

KoalaDownUnder Mon 31-Oct-16 13:07:31

Can you even imagine the food poisoning from a 7-year-old spicy curry? Dear god.

MummyLikesWrapMusic Mon 31-Oct-16 13:12:27

Sorry op, all I have going through my head now is the 'Stupid Deaths' thing from Horrible Histories.

'So instead of making food within the date provided, you served up a curry in seven year old sauce? I'm not surprised you shat yourself to death....'

ChessieFL Mon 31-Oct-16 13:14:42

I am really not fussy about BBE dates but even I wouldn't consider eating that!

poisonedbypen Mon 31-Oct-16 13:16:10

It's only "best before", not "use by". Having said that, it is quite old!

IHaveBrilloHair Mon 31-Oct-16 13:16:46

I'd use it, it's been sealed.

CheddarGorgeous Mon 31-Oct-16 13:17:24

It will be fine. Eat it!

qwom Mon 31-Oct-16 13:21:33

I would have contemplated eating it... blush

KoalaDownUnder Mon 31-Oct-16 13:27:05

I'm not surprised you shat yourself to death....'


StartledByHisFurryShorts Mon 31-Oct-16 13:29:50

How did you end up with a jar of unopened curry sauce that was presumably bought 9/10 years ago? Had it fallen behind the cooker? Did you inherit it?

I imagine that if is vegetable/fake-cream based, you'd be able to tell if it was off. It'd smell/taste weird.

I'm fairly lax about these things. In this case, I'd open the jar, give it a good sniff, if it smelled OK, I'd taste a teaspoonful and see if it tasted OK. If it tasted fine, actually I'd probably still bin it. Seven years is really old. smile

clare2307 Mon 31-Oct-16 13:56:54

I am seriously not fussy about best before dates and pretty lax on use by dates but even I'd draw the line at 7 years out of date! Throw it out and go to the shop for a new jar of you really want to have curry...

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