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How long does baileys last?

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mmmmmchocolate Mon 19-Dec-16 19:28:50

I have some Lidl knock off baileys, it's still sealed but there is absolutely no best before date on it.

I'm not sure how long I've had it- at best it was brought for Xmas 2012 but it could have been here since 2011. It's definitely not older than that...

I'm worried because it's cream (I'm usually quite easy going with dates) what do you all think though? Will it kill me 😳

WizardOfToss Mon 19-Dec-16 19:32:31

Well, it doesn't last long on this house! fsmile

I'd open it and pour it - if it's not separated, doesn't smell rank and tastes good, I'd go ahead ..

TotalPerspectiveVortex Mon 19-Dec-16 19:36:12

Generally it lasts about a week in my house grin

Otherwise I think if its unopened it should be ok, yes there's cream but also alcohol. I'd usually go with if it looks ok & smells ok taste a little bit & if it tastes ok I'd drink it.

Gizlotsmum Mon 19-Dec-16 19:37:30

I'm having that debate i work on the theory that the alcohol will kill most bugs so as long as it's not curdled, looks and smells/ tastes ok It's good to go

mmmmmchocolate Mon 19-Dec-16 19:39:10

Last xmas I came down with a really bad cold on xmas eve, the year before I discovered amaretto and got hooked on that 😂 2013 I was poorly also and 2012 I worked Boxing Day so there was no drinking that year. I really did plan to drink it lol.

Ok I'm guessing if I get sick now I should be better for xmas day... I'll report back wink

RJnomore1 Mon 19-Dec-16 19:40:02

You will know straight away if it's off it will be lumpy

PollytheDolly Mon 19-Dec-16 19:45:28

I'd give it an hour in this house.....at best.

FrizzBombDelight Mon 19-Dec-16 19:54:54

It won't hurt you but it might start to lack flavour or taste slightly unpleasant.

WeAllHaveWings Mon 19-Dec-16 20:52:32

Proper baileys has a shelf life guarantee of 2 years (opened or unopened),

don't know about the knock off stuff, it might have more preservatives so might last longer.,

McBassyPants Mon 19-Dec-16 20:57:19

@WizardOfToss I only stopped by to say that! grin 😂

FinnegansCake Mon 19-Dec-16 21:11:53

If it's off you will be able to tell by the taste. My neighbour brought me an opened bottle once, said someone had given it to him but he didn't like it. I was delighted as you can't get it where I live, and poured myself a glass after dinner. It tasted so horrible I spat it out.
When I looked more closely at the bottle I saw that it was four years out of date shock
I expect an unopened bottle to be fine.

mmmmmchocolate Tue 20-Dec-16 07:54:52

It was fine! I've no stomach bug this morning fgrin I've popped it in the fridge now it's opened - I'm sure it'll be gone by Boxing Day! Thanks everyone fsmile

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