Condiments packets - limited lifetime!

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by Seawolf1090, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Well, at work I often gather the little condiment packages in the cafeteria, and save them in my desk drawer. Was cleaning it out yesterday, and came upon some that had gotten pushed back and forgotten in the far back!
    Not sure how old they were, but the mayonnaise was no longer flat - it was ballooned out round and tight! I had NO intention of opening one! Treating them like potential little fat-bombs, I carefully placed them all into a styrofoam food tray and then into the trash. [shtf]

    The older ketchup showed some ballooning too - into the trash with them!

    Potential catastrophe averted!!

    Hate to have had them blow in my top desk drawer....! :rolleyes:
  2. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    BATF has been notified, and will be by to see you They want to talk to you about making improvised explosives without a license.
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  3. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member


    Yeah, I've got a bunch of packets in my desk as well. Mostly ketchup, mustard & honey. If I get new ones and i'm eating at my desk I put the new ones in the drawer and use an older one. Just a little bit of rotation.
  4. TimSuggs

    TimSuggs Monkey+

    I sort mine into zip seal bags by date I obtained them. If I see any that show any signs of swelling, leaking or if I get any smells in the bag... I toss the whole thing.

    Tim Suggs
    Birmingham, AL. USA!
  5. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Sadly, our cafeteria now uses the pumps and cups for condiments, like some burger joints nowadays.
    I can still hoard the two-packs of saltine crackers for my chili though!
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