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 Post subject: Can I still eat this?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:30 pm 
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(Is there already a thread for people to ask this question? If not, this can be it. If so...sorry everyone!)

I made Fat Free Vegan's Smokey Refried Bean Soup in December. The leftovers sat in the fridge for...somewhere between a week 1/2 and 2 weeks. It hadn't grown any moldy business so I stuck it in the freezer, where it's been since December 23rd. Now I'm back at school from break, broke and hungry. This is basically the only edible thing in my apartment, save a very stale and um...kind of dusty? box of Trader O's.

Whatdya think, can I eat it? Or will I die?

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 Post subject: Re: Can I still eat this?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:28 pm 
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I don't eat anything that's been in the fridge past a week.


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I'd personally go for the Trader O's. Like Nora said, I wouldn't eat anything that had been in my fridge for longer than a week (excluding preserves and other long-lasting things).


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Nora wrote:
I don't eat anything that's been in the fridge past a week.


^^ me neither. and depend on what it is, sometimes not even a week.

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rabidchild wrote:
Nora wrote:
I don't eat anything that's been in the fridge past a week.


^^ me neither. and depend on what it is, sometimes not even a week.

three days is my limit.


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I'd eat it.

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 Post subject: Re: Can I still eat this?
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I'd eat it too but I eat things left out for more than a day too. I have a sensitive stomach and stuff like this never gets me sick.


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 Post subject: Re: Can I still eat this?
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I would heat it up for a good long while. Then if it seemed dodgy I'd toss it. But if not, it would go into my belleh.

Do you have health insurance?

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Adah wrote:
rabidchild wrote:
Nora wrote:
I don't eat anything that's been in the fridge past a week.


^^ me neither. and depend on what it is, sometimes not even a week.

three days is my limit.


Yeah, about that.

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 Post subject: Re: Can I still eat this?
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eat it.


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eat it.


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 Post subject: Re: Can I still eat this?
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In my fridge, at least, things containing beans go bad really fast. They only last about a week. :(

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I'd eat it at long as it smelled/tasted relatively normal.


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Tofulish wrote:
Do you have health insurance?



HA!

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Definitely eat it. If it looks fine, smells fine, and tastes fine then there is nothing to worry about.

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I probably wouldn't eat it. I would leave it in the freezer and ignore it from now on, eventually throwing the whole thing out (including container) in a year's time because its continued presence is kind of freaking me out.

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Erinnerung wrote:
I probably wouldn't eat it. I would leave it in the freezer and ignore it from now on, eventually throwing the whole thing out (including container) in a year's time because its continued presence is kind of freaking me out.


This.


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 Post subject: Re: Can I still eat this?
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I would probably eat it.


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 Post subject: Re: Can I still eat this?
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When beans go bad, you know! If you open the container and aren't knocked out by the fumes, take a cautious bite. If it tastes fine, go for it. I keep my fridge really cold so things have a spookily long shelf life in there.

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I start to get nervous after about a week, so I would toss it.


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 Post subject: Re: Can I still eat this?
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haha, loved reading the responses!

Big reveal....

I ate it! It tasted a bit stale/freezer burnt. And I'm still alive, but I dug out my insurance card and stuffed it in my wallet just in case.

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 Post subject: Re: Can I still eat this?
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Glad you're ok. I was going to say eat it, but I may not have the best judgment on how long things are good for, considering I don't have a fridge, so I probably have lower standards than most.


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I'm glad you ate it!


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Looks good, tastes good, is good!

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