Monday, February 06, 2006

Mayonnaise and Mendeleev

From my younger sister, who still not-so-fondly recalls the time we polished off a bottle of soy sauce, only to notice afterward that the expiration date had passed seven years before, comes this handy bit of household science: The Table of Condiments That Periodically Go Bad.

5 Comments:

Blogger Dickolas Wang said...

I thought honey, being a super-saturated sugar solution and being hydro-something or other (Alton Brown said it), lasts forever.

2/06/2006 04:51:00 AM  
Blogger Peter Lynn said...

Yeah, I thought so too. I've heard about perfectly edible honey being recovered from the pyramids. But honey does crystalize. Maybe it starts to do that after about 8 months.

2/06/2006 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Kendal said...

What a crock, you can eat Vegemite for years after opening it. Well, a lot longer than 2 months, in any case.

2/06/2006 11:53:00 PM  
Blogger Peter Lynn said...

But for God's sake, why would you?

2/07/2006 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Kendal said...

After living in Australia since birth, you begin to develop a tolerance to things like shark bites and the taste of Vegemite.

Actually, I used to hate it, but I figured out that it's pretty good finely spread on toast with a lot of butter and a side of juice.

2/07/2006 11:58:00 PM  

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