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Old 01-02-2020, 12:22 PM
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I have to ask and I think I know the answer but I don't like the correct answer.

A few years ago I went to several Pampered Chef "parties/get togethers/opportunity to purchase things I won't use" events. We brought our own food supplies and prepped freezer meals. It is a great concept (and for the most part busy moms and home cooks do this automatically). We had to buy the spices as part of the class. At the time my spices were very old and I knew it was time to replace them with new spices.
As a result I have a lot of Pampered Chef spices that are now past the date on the jars. Some jars have never been opened.

I know spices loose their potency over time.
Do I have to toss them all out?
Should I stick them in the freezer or is it too late?

No judgement zone confession ---- I think some expired in 2015.


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Old 01-02-2020, 12:35 PM
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My understanding is that they wouldn't be dangerous to use, but just not as potent.
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Old 01-02-2020, 12:38 PM
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I still use expired spices. Some of them aren't as strong, so I use way more than the recipe says I need.
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Old 01-02-2020, 01:10 PM
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I would toss any spices that are a year past expiration date so definitely from 2015. Spices lose their taste and that can be avoided. This happens a lot when we buy a rarely used spice. I started buying bulk spices in small amounts to refill my spice jars. This is much less expensive and my spices are fresh when I need them. Works for me.
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Old 01-03-2020, 08:10 AM
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I recently tossed some spices dated 2008...uggh!


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