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What if you leave a condiment out over night?

Do you throw them away, or do a smell or taste test to see if it seems like it's still good? (I know that not everything has to be refrigerated, so this is mostly about those that say to refrigerate or suggest it.)


Asked by Mrs.BAT at 6:20 PM on Jan. 13, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • Depends on what it is. Salsa I would toss ketchup nope

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 6:21 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • If it was mayo I would probably throw it out, but that's just me. Maybe if it was ketchup or mustard I wouldn't worry about it. I've left ketchup out over night after it was refrigerated. I mean the restaurants leave ketchup and mustard sitting out on the table, so I wouldn't worry about those too much.

    Answer by poptart0325 at 6:22 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • Depends on what it is.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:22 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • I like to compare items to things that are out a restaurants all day. LIke ketchup for instance. If its out all day then its fine at home too. But anything with dairy would make me want to toss it!

    Answer by Steph319 at 6:23 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • I would keep it, just put it in the fridge.

    Answer by mompam at 6:26 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • mayo yes toss it if it has been out for more then 4 hours
    ketchup and mustard can be out 24/7, my husband has a hunting shack and leaves his out year round and he is still alive,lol
    relish I would say would be fine if it was just til the next morning

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 6:26 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • Ketchup would probably be the only thing I would, or A1. Anything else I would be to worried about.

    Answer by genagina at 6:28 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • Ketchup doesn't get refrigerated at most restaurants.

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:44 AM on Jan. 14, 2011

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