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More specifically, Heinz Chili Sauce. I am about to have the first hamburger I have had in maybe a dozen years and the only bottle of red stuff I have is of indeterminate age. It might have been bought to slather on some hot dogs, but I'm not sure. It's been refrigerated all this time and I cleaned all the hardened ketchup-snot out of the neck of the bottle.

I don't want to die today, and I don't want to end up as though I'd eaten a Daffodil bulb.
 

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terry b said:
More specifically, Heinz Chili Sauce. I am about to have the first hamburger I have had in maybe a dozen years and the only bottle of red stuff I have is of indeterminate age. It might have been bought to slather on some hot dogs, but I'm not sure. It's been refrigerated all this time and I cleaned all the hardened ketchup-snot out of the neck of the bottle.

I don't want to die today, and I don't want to end up as though I'd eaten a Daffodil bulb.
Not really. The sugar content, and the refrigeration, have kept the nasty bacteria more or less at bay. The flavor may have suffered after a dozen years, so splurge, and get yourself some Heinz made in this century.
 

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Not really...

Ketchup and most hot sauces have enough vinegar that they do not really spoil. It CAN mold if you don't seal / fridge it.

Mustard will outlast us all...
 

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well?????????
 

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Touch0Gray said:
well?????????
I'm still here, so I guess they don't bother dating it for a reason.

Add this finding to the Vault of Lounge Lore - Heinz Chili Sauce does not go bad, at least within the timeframe of my ability to remember when I bought it.
 

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The only thing i use ketchup on is french fries.....a couple of times a year...Burgers get mustard, pickled jalapeños and a slab of REAL tomato if it is available.

Glad you lived through this horrible ordeal...the not knowing must have been nerve wracking....
 

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Touch0Gray said:
Glad you lived through this horrible ordeal...the not knowing must have been nerve wracking....
Have you ever sat in a quiet room and just watched the seconds tick by?

That's what it was like waiting to find out.
 

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terry b said:
Have you ever sat in a quiet room and just watched the seconds tick by?

That's what it was like waiting to find out.
That's kind of what I am doing now....it's cild and windy and gray and I'm home all alone, I don't have the parts I need to work on the new buld and I am bored out of my fricking skull. I guess I could rummage through the fridge, testing for spoilage.....hmmmmmmmmm wonder if this is chicken or.............uh...........hmmmmmmmmmmmmm........
 

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or should I say WAS
 

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UM... it definitely CAN go bad.

Look for lots of little bubbles in it about the same size. It can actually ferment, and develop its own carbonation.

I unfortunately found this out at a restaurant in Jefferson City, Missouri.

They brought me two separate sealed bottles that had the exact same problem.

Unfortunately I tasted the first and the taste was not necessarily bad, but it had a slight fizzy tingle that I could tell was not quite right.
 

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UM... it definitely CAN go bad.

Look for lots of little bubbles in it about the same size. It can actually ferment, and develop its own carbonation.

I unfortunately found this out at a restaurant in Jefferson City, Missouri.

They brought me two separate sealed bottles that had the exact same problem.

Unfortunately I tasted the first and the taste was not necessarily bad, but it had a slight fizzy tingle that I could tell was not quite right.
That might have been the meth mixed into the food.
 

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"When in doubt, throw it out" I'd rather eat a nekkid hot dog then risk getting sick, hit the can with that aged bottle! On the other hand, you're just putting a little on a hot dog so it probably won't make you deathly ill...maybe just a day or two of puking and hershy squirts!
 

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No, but catsup does, so be sure to read your labels.


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