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Old 09-17-14, 02:58 PM
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Saltines went bad?

I'm not a big eater of Saltine crackers (as this story shows) but they are the kind of thing that you keep on the shelf as a staple.

Last night I pulled the box down out of the kitchen cabinet, opened the sealed plastic stack, and caught a strong whiff of... paint fumes?

Seriously, the crackers looked perfectly fine but smelled like wet paint. Of course, I couldn't resist trying one. It tasted bad and I had to throw the box away.

Checked the sell by date was March 2014.

Since when do Saltines go bad? I thought this was the kind of thing people used to stock their bomb shelters?
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I've had this happen a few times. Oil will spoil in the same way, your cupboard may be too warm.
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Originally Posted by Count Dooku View Post
I'm not a big eater of Saltine crackers (as this story shows) but they are the kind of thing that you keep on the shelf as a staple.

Last night I pulled the box down out of the kitchen cabinet, opened the sealed plastic stack, and caught a strong whiff of... paint fumes?

Seriously, the crackers looked perfectly fine but smelled like wet paint. Of course, I couldn't resist trying one. It tasted bad and I had to throw the box away.

Checked the sell by date was March 2014.

Since when do Saltines go bad? I thought this was the kind of thing people used to stock their bomb shelters?
Look closely how they are packaged now. The tip that you pull apart isn't sealed very tightly anymore and often have a gap between the folds. Unlike Ritz crackers that have a tight seal that you have to put a little strength into to open. I guess the fragile ends got busted up a bit when the tubes needed more muscle so this was their solution.
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Oh yeah, they go bad. Same thing happened to me too.

I also had some waffle cones that were well past their expiry date (like, 2 years). Had to try a bite. Tasted like cardboard.
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Old 09-17-14, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by starman9000 View Post
I've had this happen a few times. Oil will spoil in the same way, your cupboard may be too warm.
Well... room temperature... in Central Texas... during the summer.

Anyways, the replies do reassure me that it was the crackers and not a tuum-ahhh.
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but they are the kind of thing that you keep on the shelf as a staple.
Yeah, if you're old and on your death bed.
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i used to consume unsalted top Saltines with Cedar's hummus. but, they have gone bad on me before. used to actually put them in the fridge to keep them fresher...
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Old 09-17-14, 04:44 PM
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The smell of old expired saltines smells exactly like old expired vegetable oil.
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Count Dooku may need to rethink his preps if he thinks Saltines will get him through the Zombie Apocalypse.
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Zesta master race checking in...
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Old 09-17-14, 07:38 PM
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Count Dooku may need to rethink his preps if he thinks Saltines will get him through the Zombie Apocalypse.
I'll be eating brains
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Old 09-17-14, 08:23 PM
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Clearly 'Thread of the Year' season is kicking into high gear!
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Why did you eat the saltine before checking the expiration date?
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It happens. Buy new saltines.
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I've had saltines that ended up tasting a little stale but none that smelled like paint. I have had corn chips that went bad and DID smell like some sort of chemical when I opened them. I threw the bag in the trash and within a few minutes my whole house had that chemical smell. It almost made me nauseas.

And speaking of zombie apocalypse staples, evidently even canned food goes bad after awhile which pretty much means we'll all be eating each other a LOT sooner than we anticipated.
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Why did you eat the saltine before checking the expiration date?
I don't know. I spit it out.

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It happens. Buy new saltines.
Sure. That's a great plan. Buy another box of Saltines. Put it in my cupboard and start the countdown. Then when I have that bowl of soup in the future, what's waiting for me?

I'm done playing Big Cracker's game!!
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Saltines suck regardless, life did you a favor having them go bad on you. I've never had Cheeze-It's go bad. Get some of those.
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I used to LOVE saltines as a kid. LOVED THEM. And sardines. My favorite thing was to make little sandwiches from saltines and sardines. I'd walk around chanting "sardines and saltines" over and over.



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I switched to pilot bread when I moved up here.
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I used to LOVE saltines as a kid. LOVED THEM. And sardines. My favorite thing was to make little sandwiches from saltines and sardines. I'd walk around chanting "sardines and saltines" over and over.



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I remember reading a story about a guy out west who lived to be 139 years old and claimed to be Jesse James and the article said he attributed his long life to eating nothing but sardines and saltines. I actually like both food items but I would need some confirmation of their longevity-inducing powers from another source before I commit to such a diet.
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Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
I remember reading a story about a guy out west who lived to be 139 years old and claimed to be Jesse James and the article said he attributed his long life to eating nothing but sardines and saltines. I actually like both food items but I would need some confirmation of their longevity-inducing powers from another source before I commit to such a diet.
I'll switch to that diet now and get back to you in 87 years.
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I switched to pilot bread when I moved up here.
Fuck that's hardcore.
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Ha!

With peanut butter and jelly on them they're not so bad.

Sorta like a ceramic coaster with peanut butter and jelly on it.
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