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How long are canned pickles good for?

My husband brought home a jar from a cousin that has a date of 8/22/08
are they still good?
They have not been opened

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Asked by wheresthewayout at 10:52 PM on Jul. 11, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • I'm sure they're fine. My grandma cans EVERYTHING and we've had pickles that were older than that. The amount of salt that goes into it is outrageous.

    Answer by jmpeskie at 11:14 PM on Jul. 11, 2009

  • Unless you see bubbles on top, they're fine. Pickles last longer than just about any other canned food.

    Answer by 3_is_enough at 1:11 AM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • as long as the top is not popped, they should be fine. i would not keep them more than a year past the expiration date

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:52 AM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • They should be fine, b/c vinegar is a preserver. But if they look cloudy and smell, or have gone soft, then throw them out. :)

    Answer by lifeasinoit at 2:27 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

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