What Did I Smell?
March 29, 2014 6:14 PM Subscribe
I opened a package of Nabisco Nilla Wafers and they smelled strongly of paint. What caused that?
posted by COD to Food & Drink (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Yesterday while rummaging through the pantry I came upon an unopened package of Nilla Wafers. I opened up the bag and grabbed a few cookies. I smelled paint, but it didn't occur to me the cookies were the source. I bit into a cookie and immediately knew they were stale. Then I realized the smell was coming from inside the bag. It smelled exactly like I had just opened a gallon of latex paint to paint a room in my house. It was so strong my daughter noticed it just walking into the room. As it turned out, the cookies were way past the "Best By" date, but I'm stumped as to what ingredient in a Nilla Wafer would smell like latex paint when it goes bad. The one I bit into tasted stale, but did not taste foul or rancid or anything like that.