Ginger Carrot soup left out overnight, can I eat it?
December 18, 2017 7:58 AM   Subscribe

So heres whats in it: Carrot, ginger, potato, celery, onion, garlic, chicken stock (knorr concentrate), butter, splash of milk, grated parmesan. Pureed. Left out overnight: ~12 hours @ 18c (64f) in sealed jars

Now in the fridge. This soup was supposed to be part of my work lunches for the next few days...
posted by axismundi to Food & Drink (14 answers total)
I would eat it.
posted by jeff-o-matic at 8:04 AM on December 18, 2017 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Nope. I would not eat milk or chicken stock left out overnight. Not worth it.
posted by Kalmya at 8:06 AM on December 18, 2017 [16 favorites]

Sealed jars? Totally fine. I’ve done this so many times I’ve lost count, never a problem.

Maybe avoid if you have a very sensitive digestive system or problems with extreme risk aversion.
(Sounds like a great soup too!)
posted by SaltySalticid at 8:08 AM on December 18, 2017

As long as it stayed simmering hot all the way through the puree process, and was still hot enough to make the jars need a potholder to handle after they were sealed, I'd eat it.
posted by flabdablet at 8:13 AM on December 18, 2017 [1 favorite]

I wouldn't eat it because of the chicken stock.
posted by pazazygeek at 8:40 AM on December 18, 2017 [1 favorite]

I have a roommate who would eat this. He thinks it's fine. Sometimes he says to me, "I don't know why, but my stomach's really mad at me today."

It's quite possible that you'll eat this and have no problems. I wouldn't eat this, though.

This is the problem with "Can I eat this?" questions. Eating this is a gamble. Some people are willing to take the gamble, and when they don't get sick they start to think of the food as safe. Other people... get sick, and either decide they made a mistake or don't connect the dots. But no one can tell you if you will or won't get sick from eating this.
posted by Kutsuwamushi at 8:45 AM on December 18, 2017 [2 favorites]

You should be fine, if they were sealed. I'd worry about the milk, but you mentioned it's just a splash of milk.

You should be sure to heat up the soup completely though (close to boiling hot, not just lukewarm).
posted by echoplasm at 9:30 AM on December 18, 2017

Response by poster: Fine I won't eat it, but I'm not going to be happy about it.
posted by axismundi at 10:00 AM on December 18, 2017 [1 favorite]

I would totally eat it without event thinking about it, and I'm a little nervous about food. But I am not a food safety expert.
posted by stray at 10:07 AM on December 18, 2017 [1 favorite]

I'd eat it.
posted by monologish at 11:54 AM on December 18, 2017

Presumably you put them in the fridge when you discovered them. Pop them open, and give them a sniff. If they smell like something you'd eat, pour out a little and taste. If they taste like something you'd eat, pop them back in the fridge and enjoy.
posted by Sunburnt at 12:59 PM on December 18, 2017

I would eat that (if I were someone who eats chicken stock).
posted by Too-Ticky at 1:00 PM on December 18, 2017

Could you re-boil it without ruining it?
posted by Soliloquy at 2:41 PM on December 18, 2017

I would also absolutely reheat and eat this and not even think about it.
posted by aspersioncast at 5:19 PM on December 18, 2017

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