Can I Eat This, #50474
May 27, 2017 7:23 PM   Subscribe

Small green peppers stuffed with a hard cheese and some sort of ham. I usually keep it in the refrigerator but forgot to put it away. I bought it Wednesday evening and found it on the counter Saturday morning, where it had enjoyed a fairly constant 72° F. Smells and looks OK. It is sold in an open vat in the store which doesn't seem refrigerated to me, but might be. I don't know where they keep it at night.
posted by ubiquity to Food & Drink (18 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
No way.
posted by oxisos at 7:32 PM on May 27, 2017 [11 favorites]

It's been three days, so hell no.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:41 PM on May 27, 2017 [13 favorites]

Cheese and ham on the counter for three days? Nooooooo.
posted by limeonaire at 7:45 PM on May 27, 2017 [6 favorites]

The peppers are pickled in some way? The ham is cured? I mean, I guess if that were the case and I had a really strong stomach I might try one. I think I know the type of thing you're talking about.
posted by Frowner at 7:46 PM on May 27, 2017

Please pass on this. It will be a week before you can a new question about food poisoning.
posted by nathaole at 7:48 PM on May 27, 2017 [12 favorites]

posted by bricoleur at 7:50 PM on May 27, 2017 [1 favorite]

I'm pretty foolhardy about food that's been left out and I would give that precise food maybe 24h unrefrigerated at most. 3 days is definitely a no go in my books.
posted by hepta at 7:51 PM on May 27, 2017 [2 favorites]

I'm a fairly hearty eater of suspect items.

These peppers would go straight into the garbage unless you bought them in pickling brine and the jar had been sealed, sold as a shelf stable item, and unopened.

My guess is that ham stuffed into peppers with cheese is not a sealed, shelf stable item.

Please throw them away.
posted by bilabial at 7:55 PM on May 27, 2017 [2 favorites]

Do you want to spend the long weekend vomiting out both ends?
posted by St. Peepsburg at 8:16 PM on May 27, 2017

No No No
posted by jbenben at 8:16 PM on May 27, 2017

Oh, God no.
posted by Aquifer at 8:22 PM on May 27, 2017

What is the cost of the peppers vs. the potential cost of all the Gatorade you'd have to buy to prevent dehydration from several hours of diarrhea?
posted by plastic_animals at 8:26 PM on May 27, 2017 [1 favorite]

I was kind of blue earlier but your question reminded me of one time when I got the worst food poisoning of my life and I was shaking and crying on the bathroom floor between rounds of spasming diarrhea and vomiting up stuff that was worse than anything I'd ever smelled and how I was seriously considering trying to knock myself unconscious by bashing my head against the wall because it hurt so bad but then thinking that I might die from choking on vomit and I didn't want to lose my life to a damned turkey sandwich, anyway yeah I got to remembering that night and now my evening seems pretty darn good by comparison, so thanks for that and by the way no I wouldn't eat those peppers.
posted by fingersandtoes at 8:52 PM on May 27, 2017 [63 favorites]

I wouldn't eat these if I hit more than two red lights on the way home.
posted by Etrigan at 8:57 PM on May 27, 2017 [1 favorite]

OK, OK! I just thought I'd ask. They hit the dump in the morning.
posted by ubiquity at 9:07 PM on May 27, 2017 [7 favorites]

Left out overnight in my (typically very cool) San Francisco kitchen, I would've eaten them. But even as a regular and loyal resident of Camp Eat It, I would not have eaten yours. Glad you tossed them!
posted by rtha at 10:48 PM on May 27, 2017

Definitely not.
posted by bunderful at 6:29 AM on May 28, 2017

No #17
posted by jshort at 7:58 AM on May 28, 2017

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