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out of date beans

Postby JoseyJo » Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:36 pm

I have found a packet of dried beans lurking in my cupboard which are 14 months out of date! Hate to waste them but maybe that is too far out of date... would you eat them?
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Re: out of date beans

Postby kit-e-kate » Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:46 pm

Its a 'Yep!' from me too. :icon_smile: That is, assuming that they still look ok?
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Re: out of date beans

Postby gregorach » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:23 pm

There's a "use by" date on dried beans? Heck, I'd probably give them a shot even if you'd found them in the tomb of Tutankhamun...
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Re: out of date beans

Postby Ellendra » Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:16 pm

A friend of mine was friends with an archeologist working on a dig in New Mexico. One of the artifacts found there was a large sealed clay pot, with dried beans inside, roughly 1500 years old. As a test, they took a few beans and tried to grow them, and took a few more (not many) and cooked them up. They took longer to cook than most dried beans, but they eventually softened, and tasted good enough that when some of the ones they planted grew, my friend saved seed, and now grows them in her garden every year.

14 months is nothing to a dried bean.
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Re: out of date beans

Postby niknik » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:24 pm

I basically ignore all those dates!! sniff and taste test...
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Re: out of date beans

Postby The Riff-Raff Element » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:53 pm

Just give them an extra 12 hour of soaking - they'll be fine.
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Re: out of date beans

Postby cideristhefuture » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:10 pm

Ellendra wrote:A friend of mine was friends with an archeologist working on a dig in New Mexico. One of the artifacts found there was a large sealed clay pot, with dried beans inside, roughly 1500 years old. As a test, they took a few beans and tried to grow them, and took a few more (not many) and cooked them up. They took longer to cook than most dried beans, but they eventually softened, and tasted good enough that when some of the ones they planted grew, my friend saved seed, and now grows them in her garden every year.

14 months is nothing to a dried bean.


Also aware if this, seeds found tombs sprouting.

Dont think a few seeds/ beans will kill anyone... ate a packet of dried noodles 15 months out of date few weeks ago, no diff to 'in' date ones.
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Re: out of date beans

Postby Annemieke » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:18 pm

I once found a packet at my brother's five years out of date. Lovely.
That apostrophe is right isn't it, by the way?
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Re: out of date beans

Postby JoseyJo » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:32 pm

Great - Thanks all!
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Re: out of date beans

Postby niknik » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:54 am

Annemieke wrote:I once found a packet at my brother's five years out of date. Lovely.
That apostrophe is right isn't it, by the way?



yes it is-...................

which reminds me that someone and I really cant remember who, said, somewhat tongue in cheek , that there should be a tax on incorrect apostrophes, and bad spelling!, especially in "public" signs, . such as potatoe´s.... ??p
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Re: out of date beans

Postby The Riff-Raff Element » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:49 am

niknik wrote:
Annemieke wrote:I once found a packet at my brother's five years out of date. Lovely.
That apostrophe is right isn't it, by the way?



yes it is-...................

which reminds me that someone and I really cant remember who, said, somewhat tongue in cheek , that there should be a tax on incorrect apostrophes, and bad spelling!, especially in "public" signs, . such as potatoe´s.... ??p


Now, years ago there was some story or other about a council replacing the sings for St John's Close somewhere with St Johns Close because it was "simpler" and some bloke went around correcting them.

In fact, here it is. It's in the the Dail Heil, so you might want to have a bucket ready:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1207301/Punctuation-hero-branded-vandal-inserting-apostrophes-street-signs.html
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Re: out of date beans

Postby mrsflibble » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:05 am

I went round correcting the handwritten signs in the community hall we use for a home ed craft group. I did some with sharpie, and some with tippex. I was applauded by a couple of other parents who'd wanted to do the same, but hadn't had the nerve lol.

the signs haven't been changed.... I marked them last May lol.
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