Follow-up:zombiepreparation wrote:I have a can of evaporated milk that 'expired' in '02 that I'm working up the courage to try.
No odd sound when I opened the 10 year old can of evaporated milk last night to add to my tea.
The color was a few shades... only shades, not color... darker than the unexpired same-as-this-brand I would normally use.
It smelled like I'm use to it smelling, even after ten years.
When poured into a spoon I noticed there was a bit of separating going on like was mentioned in the above post so it didn't shake me too much.
I tasted a tiny bit from the spoon and it tasted normal, then a full sip. Nothing. I put a hefty amount in my tea (as usual) and it tasted normal, but I'm telling ya those next three or so hours had me extremely aware of any hint of my body discovering I'd done the wrong thing in drinking it. It is laughable in the telling, but I was very very nervous, though bouyed up by the posts about the very good probability the contents were still safe. This morning I had more tea and poured generously again without fear this time. Whew! Then started kickin myself for not having learned this earlier; last November an acquaintance offered me a CASE of evaporated milk she was never going to get around to using but I turned it down because the cans were two months past the use by date. Bugger. As the saying goes: "If I'd only known then what I know now."
I talked about the experiment today and a friend has offered me a 10 year old can of sliced potatoes they have and haven't had the heart to toss into the garbage and will not for any reason eat it. It's mine for another near-death experiment if I want it. I'll think about it but, seriously, my nervousness last night over the milk was almost palpable, so if I decide to accept the mission I will be putting a little distance between the potato experiment and the milk experiment.