Can I eat this unopened skordalia that's 3 days past expiration?
April 11, 2020 3:53 PM   Subscribe

I love Greek skordalia spread. I have an unopened plastic tub of a pound of it that has been refrigerated since delivery on March 30, 12 days ago. It has a "best before" area on top that's blank, but a sticker on the bottom that says "EX. DAT 04/08/20." Today is 3 days past that. The only ingredients: potatoes, garlic, extra-virgin olive oil, and salt. All those ingredients are inert and long-lasting, and I feel like they might be OK past the best by/expiration date would suggest. Should I or can I eat this?
posted by limeonaire to Food & Drink (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I would eat it without blinking.
posted by praemunire at 3:54 PM on April 11 [12 favorites]


I'd eat it, and enjoy the hell out of it.
posted by Alensin at 4:00 PM on April 11


I would eat it.
posted by spindrifter at 4:07 PM on April 11


Unless there are large snakes hiding in the bottom of the tub, there is no reason not to eat this.



And speaking personally, if there were snakes, I would just pick them out.
posted by neroli at 4:10 PM on April 11 [27 favorites]


I would eat it without blinking.

I was not prepared for the Greek-condiment / clockwork-orange crossover mental image this sentence evoked, but I would also eat the skordalia.
posted by mhoye at 4:15 PM on April 11 [12 favorites]


I would eat it without blinking. I agree.

Unless you can't do that without worrying after and losing sleep. In that case, it's not worth it: throw it out.

Skordalia will kill vampires, but not you and yours.
posted by tmdonahue at 4:19 PM on April 11


Are you sure the expiration date is April 8, 2020? Maybe it's actually August 4, 2020?
posted by phatkitten at 5:22 PM on April 11 [1 favorite]


(I guess it depends on whether it's imported or not...)
posted by phatkitten at 5:24 PM on April 11 [1 favorite]


Locally made in New York City!

Also, secondary question, since I'm pretty full from eating something else for dinner: Could I eat it tomorrow? I have a feeling the consensus so far would be "Hell yes"?
posted by limeonaire at 6:00 PM on April 11


Still yes, unless when you open it it smells undelicious.
posted by Night_owl at 9:51 PM on April 11 [1 favorite]


Also, secondary question, since I'm pretty full from eating something else for dinner: Could I eat it tomorrow? I have a feeling the consensus so far would be "Hell yes"?

I feel like I'm being groomed to accept that a grain of sand is a heap, but sure, hell yes.
posted by aws17576 at 9:54 PM on April 11 [3 favorites]


I ate I would say 15 ounces of it, along with three pitas cut into triangles, for lunch, with two glasses of some apple cider that's been open in my refrigerator for at least a month. So far so good! I feel like I'm starting to understand why my grandmother has always thought it was OK to feed us food that's questionably far past its expiration date. Yay Depression-era habits to avoid food waste! Thanks again, everyone.
posted by limeonaire at 1:56 PM on April 12 [1 favorite]


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