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Is out of date cous cous ok to eat?

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sillybean Tue 23-Jun-20 13:09:27

Just making lunch and realised the cous cous went out of date April 2020 - so only been two months.

The pack has been open for a while. What do you think?

Google seems to say it's ok.

It's lunch for me, DH and 2 year old toddler.

Thanks in advance!

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AltheaVestr1t Tue 23-Jun-20 13:10:22

Dried couscous will be fine for absolutely ages!

Angelonia Tue 23-Jun-20 13:11:13

I would.

ShennaIsAPrawnCracker Tue 23-Jun-20 14:08:26

I just finished a pack from March 2020 for lunch. I've been using it over the last week and have been fine smile

Hatscats Tue 23-Jun-20 14:09:44

I wouldn’t even check the date

Etinox Tue 23-Jun-20 14:10:37

It’ll be fine and will taste a little of rancid if not.

IAintentDead Tue 23-Jun-20 14:15:21

Dried cous cous will be fine for a couple of years if stored properly

MustGetOutofBed Tue 23-Jun-20 15:30:06

Dried cous cous definitely fine, one of those ready made cous cous salads not so much.

bloodywhitecat Tue 23-Jun-20 15:31:49

Our couscous we had for dinner on Sunday was BBE Aug 2019, we're all alive to tell the tale.

Shoppingwithmother Tue 23-Jun-20 15:34:22

I ate some that was over 2 years out of date last week and I’m fine!

TimeWastingButFun Tue 23-Jun-20 15:37:24

Couscous it is 😄

Ellisandra Tue 23-Jun-20 15:38:48

This isn’t even a question wink

zingally Tue 23-Jun-20 15:40:02

Yeah, it'll be fine. It's just a grain isn't it?

But use your common sense, if it looks funny or smells funny, chuck it.

cardibach Tue 23-Jun-20 15:42:27

zingally

Yeah, it'll be fine. It's just a grain isn't it?

But use your common sense, if it looks funny or smells funny, chuck it.

It’s not a grain, it’s more akin to pasta.
It is, however, dried, so unlikely to have any problems with being a bit out of dats.

sillybean Tue 23-Jun-20 19:43:22

Thanks all. We didn't have the cous cous in the end 😱

I forgot to mention I'm almost 39 weeks pregnant and DH made the point that even though there is probably no risk he doesn't want anyone with a dickie tummy in the house.

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