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QUICK! How long does bought homous keep, unopened?

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fillyjonk Mon 03-Sep-07 18:50:37

Need to order some in my sainbury's delivery and not sure how much to order, my freak kids love it and I can do without faffing to to shops every 5 minutes.

don't say "make your own", life is too short.

MrsBadger Mon 03-Sep-07 18:53:13

oh ages
at least a week
nowt in it to go off

kid Mon 03-Sep-07 18:53:53

I think its about a week. I bought some the other week. Once its been opened then it has to be used within 2 days. There will be a best before date on it.

fillyjonk Mon 03-Sep-07 18:55:00

ah good, will order appropriately then grin

am about to check out so PLEASE post any tales of botulism contracted from mouldy houmous ELSEWHERE. Thanks.

MrsBadger Mon 03-Sep-07 18:57:51

botulism more risky in tinned food
mould is rarely dangerous, just unsightly
[adjusts lab goggles]

BreeVanDerCampLGJ Mon 03-Sep-07 18:58:37

LGJ runs in............shouts....Make your own you lazy cow....and runs out again....grin

Budababe Mon 03-Sep-07 19:00:38

And while you are making some can you make some for me too please? Am FAR too lazy!

fillyjonk Mon 03-Sep-07 19:00:45

No I WILL NOT make my own

I have done that

Then I thought better of it

Budababe Mon 03-Sep-07 19:01:30

BTW totally envy of Sainsbury's delivery!

BreeVanDerCampLGJ Mon 03-Sep-07 19:02:24

But but is easy.......

So my DH tells me....grin

fillyjonk Mon 03-Sep-07 19:02:24

why would you be envy of such a thing buda?

ocado, i am envy of

but sainsburys?

BreeVanDerCampLGJ Mon 03-Sep-07 19:03:05

She lives in Budapest....they no have Sainsburys in Budapest......grin

fillyjonk Mon 03-Sep-07 19:06:14


<clicks re name>

but your underground is much nicer than ours IIRC, and you also have MUCH better coffee. That must be some consolation.

Budababe Mon 03-Sep-07 19:08:43

I don't even dream of ocado.

We have Tescos. Imagine your worst nightmare Tescos in a really dodgy area? That's what we have. Biggest in Europe apparently. Crappiest too. I wander around going "I hate Tescos" frequently and loudly. DS tells me off. DH has had to practically sit on me at functions where I realised the guy who ran Tescos Hungary was also in attendance.

So very envy of Sainsburys!

Budababe Mon 03-Sep-07 19:09:49

No - not much consolation - sorry. Went to supermarket a few weeks ago and they had no chicken. None. Zero. Zilch. And no decent veg.

BreeVanDerCampLGJ Mon 03-Sep-07 19:10:36

We have chicken in Farnham, come and live in Farnham....grin

fillyjonk Mon 03-Sep-07 19:11:07

I have actually been to Tescos in Budapest.

I do sympathise. It was really not what I expected.

Oh but ALSO you have PROPER paprika flavour crisps. So really, you cannot complain.

(oh and a nice river and so on)

Budababe Mon 03-Sep-07 19:13:33

Am so tempted LGJ. Have had enough of this weird life. Went home to Dublin last week to see my new nephew and poor DS just didn't want to come back (neither did I!). He wants normal life - seeing his cousins, playing outside (both my sisters live in fairly safe cul-de-sacs).

5 more years to DH "retiring" - then comes the where to settle arguement - he wants Spain or Portugal - I want normality!

Budababe Mon 03-Sep-07 19:14:33

Paprika flavour? Yuck - cheese & onion or salt & vinegar for me I'm afraid!

(Sorry am on a downer on here at the moment)

fillyjonk Mon 03-Sep-07 19:19:02


ah well, just me sprinkling paparika on crisps then...

Budababe Mon 03-Sep-07 19:37:44

Yep - just you!

Greensleeves Mon 03-Sep-07 19:40:29

make your own grin

life may be too short (debatable IMO) but it'll be even shorter if you spend it troughing down huge quantities of over-salted supermarket houmous when there are perfectly good chickpeas lying idle..

fillyjonk Mon 03-Sep-07 20:04:13


you know why i don't make my own?

its actually because the kids all too often end up having that, and oatcakes or something, for lunch

and i have yet to find a tupperwear container that is up to the job

oh YES I know i am slack hmm

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