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8 Condiments You Should Throw Out of Your Fridge Right Now

Posted by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:57 AM
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8 Condiments You Should Throw Out of Your Fridge Right Now

by Adriana Velez

condimentsGot any ancient condiments lurking in your refrigerator? I do. Whenever I buy that fancy French mayonnaise, we seem to use all the stuff within a few days. But I also keep a bottle of "guest" ketchup because, while my son and I hate the stuff, most every other kid we ever have over for lunch loves it. I don't know how old our guest ketchup is -- three years? Meanwhile, I know I made that grape jam back in September. There's no mold on it, but is it still good?

Unlike other foods, condiments aren't usually going to give off obvious signs that they need to be thrown out. Many are made to last a long time. But how long do open bottles and jars of them last in the refrigerator?

Here are 8 condiments you should throw out of your fridge right now.

by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:57 AM
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thefiregoddess
by Optimus Prime on Jul. 25, 2014 at 1:15 PM
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Your link is broken.

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Jul. 25, 2014 at 2:52 PM

I'm not too worried, nothing really lasts long in our fridge before it's gone  LOL

KREX0914
by Kristen-Danielle on Jul. 26, 2014 at 10:17 AM

I know my salsa gets molded after a few (intermittent) uses

EthansMomma2010
by on Jul. 26, 2014 at 1:17 PM

 not too worried. i obsessively clean out every month or 2. most of our stuff gets used long before then though.

Barabell
by Member on Jul. 26, 2014 at 9:53 PM

The link is still broken.

Barabell
by Member on Jul. 26, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Same. I usually buy each type condiments a couple times a year. So I'm sure we're using them before they are going bad.

Quoting michiganmom116:

I'm not too worried, nothing really lasts long in our fridge before it's gone  LOL


Barabell
by Member on Jul. 26, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Mmm, salsa. Usually that gets eaten pretty quickly in my house.

Quoting KREX0914:

I know my salsa gets molded after a few (intermittent) uses


Barabell
by Member on Jul. 26, 2014 at 10:26 PM

I couldn't find the link referenced above, but I found the slide show it's referring to. I'll post the dates below.

Barabell
by Member on Jul. 26, 2014 at 10:26 PM

© iStock/Floortje

Ketchup

Consumer Reports says ketchup, cocktail sauce, and chili sauce are good for 6 months. But Eat By Datesays an opened bottle of ketchup will last about a year past its date in the refrigerator.

Barabell
by Member on Jul. 26, 2014 at 10:27 PM

© iStock/Lee Rogers

Mustard

Consumer Reports and Eat by Date agree that mustard is good for a year.

By the way, if you notice your mustard separarating after just a few weeks, you don't have to throw it out. Just stir it back together.

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