I recently opened some peanut butter and it was stale .

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by arleigh, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    How many of you have found foods that didn't last, and what was your solution to making it last ?
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  2. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    IMO there is no way to make current food products last. I really believe that it is made to go bad, taste stale etc so we will keep buying. I think the chemicals they are now using as preservatives are of a different formula from those they used to put in canned foods. Canned food is gross. I am really beginning to dislike opening a can. I swear when you open the can you are hit with a smell that is sometimes toxic. I have opened a bag of chips before and had to throw it away because of the smell coming from the bag.
  3. GrayGhost

    GrayGhost Monkey+++

    If it doesn't pass the sniff test, it's gotta go!
  4. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    thinkin this could be a valid point... corp greed pushin for more and deliberately trashin the stuff they sell...? ? ?

    have had similar smells n such upon opening dang near brand new items ...
  5. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

    Whatever MM....buy the darn Freeze Drying machine!!!!
  6. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

    Look....there's only 1 thing to do with stale peanut butter.....AMISH CHURCH SPREAD HUZZAH!

    Amish Church Spread ~ Peanut Butter Spread Recipe


    2 cups brown sugar
    1 cup water
    2 tbsp. light corn syrup

    Combine above ingredients in a medium saucepan
    and stir. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes.
    Remove from the heat and cool completely..

    2 cups peanut butter
    2 cups marshmallow fluff
    1 tsp. maple extract

    In a large bowl combine the above cooled
    mixture, peanut butter, marshmallow and
    maple extract.
    Beat until fluffy.

    Store in an air tight container.
    Can be put in jars and given as gifts.

    Serve with crackers, bread or fruits and veggies.

    @Motomom34 @tacmotusn @Brokor
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  7. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I know, I think about it all the time. Eventually I will have to because I am getting concerned about so many new freeze dried companies springing up that they may be shirking on quality.
  8. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Wife and I almost bought one a few weeks ago when you @Motomom34 posted the sale price in shoutbox, but decided to hold off. We're still eyeballing them
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  9. Imasham

    Imasham Monkey

    You didn't mention but what was the expiry date? Foods won't last indefinitely no matter what you do. Oils go rancid, spices lose flavour, etc.
  10. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Deer and Raccoons love peanut butter, You never know whats for supper?
  11. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    I use to use Peanut butter on my rat traps but they've gotten smart and avoid it now.
  12. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Like @arleigh I use my old peanut butter on mice traps.
  13. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    My puppies love stale peanut butter. We live in the age of designed obsolescence because everybody now has one of everything so the only way to keep the ball spinning is to make stuff that goes bad, stuff that breaks and has to be replaced.
    Economics 101, Life in America Inc.
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  14. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

  15. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    how old was that peanut butter? It had to have been past the expiration data, we have some that we ate a year past the expiration date so that must have been some old pb.


    'nough said
  16. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    peanut butter staleness is probably a factor of the oily component going rancid, more so than microbial contamination. Even though in most areas peanut butter will last a reasonable time....for long term storage, a cool dry environment will reduce the risk of the peanut butter going rancid.

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  17. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Well I only use Click & clunks , machines , Dropped all the ditigtal crap & bought / BUYING old stuff !
    I run HI-TECH solar , BUT !!! don't buy anymore crap OR Chinese stuff(and that word [stuff] is nice )
    Im replacing bearings & brushes in a 1959 vacuum cleaner , 3 stage !!!
    Most now are one stage = Crap , this can suck you ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ & you know the rest !
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  18. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Your probably right the oils went rancid .
  19. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Do you know if peanut oil goes bad or suspect the additives is what actually killed the peanut butter?
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  20. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    I may have lost that peanut butter but the dehydrated peanut butter I suspect is still good.
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