Canned evaporated milk still good past expiration?

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  1. Herr Kutz

    Herr Kutz Golden Member

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    I would like to make some french toast and I'm out of fresh milk, but I've found a can of evaporated milk. It says "best if used by: Jun 22 2009," and I'm wondering if it is still good to use? Other than a few dents in the can from mishandling it seems to be in good shape.
     
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    "Best if" means just that. It may still be good past that date, just not guaranteed to be best.
     
  3. Herr Kutz

    Herr Kutz Golden Member

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    Okay, thanks.

    Any thoughts on "expired" blueberry muffin mix? I've been ransacking my apartment lol. I guess I should go to the store tomorrow.
     
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    I tend to think that the best by dates on canned stuff are for worst case scenarios.. storing the cans in 120 degree heat... or something..
     
  5. Leros

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    Expired dairy sort of scares me.
     
  6. jlee

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    IIRC the "expiration date" on canned goods means the nutritional values may no longer be accurate, but it should still be good. I have no idea where I heard that, though. I'm guessing it's fine. If the can is bulging out or if it smells funny, then don't eat it. :p
     
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    No with evaporated milk that is actually a poison date. If it you consume it after that date it could contain toxins and poisons.
     
  8. Herr Kutz

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    Well I'm currently eating the french toast I'm making with the evaporated milk....it tastes good.
     
  9. Leros

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    Let us know if you die.
     
  10. Herr Kutz

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    Will do.