Thank you Janet and Megan for resurrecting it!
While looking something up for a friend, I ran across this Durkee spice site that I thought had some interesting information to pass along.
- Spices, Whole Seeds~3 years
- Spices, Whole Herbs~2 years
- Spices, Ground~2 years
- Dehydrated Garlic/Onion~2 years
- Chives~2 years
- Parsley~2 years
- Seasonings~2 years (if they’re a blend, maybe less depending on the individual spices)
- Sauce & Gravy dry mixes~18 months
- Pure & Imitation Extracts~3 years
- Food Colors~2 years
- Bouillon Cubes~2 years
- Baking Powder~1 year
- Baking Soda~3 years
Janet do you remember the link? That would be sooooooooooooo helpful!
There’s a link at one of the spice companies where you can input the info on the label and it’ll tell you when it was made and if it’s still good. I went thru all my spices that way LOL!
Good to know. Perhaps I should only buy spices in bulk if I use them alot and get smaller portions for the ones I do not use all that often.
Wishing you a scent-sational TT!
The one that surprises me is the baking soda. I’m impressed – especially since it comes in a cardboard box!
Good to know! I think I have some of those things in my cabinet.
Good to know! I usually toss mine within a year… so it’s nice to find out I’m actually ahead of the game on most. Happy TT!
Guess where I will be spending my afternoon! Thank you for the useful TT!
This is a great list! I think it’s time to go through my spices and see what needs to be tossed!
Great list! I have had to chuck many a spice jar in my life… but the “regulars” like cinnamon and curry I seem to run out of all the time!
What a really useful list! I’ve printed it in the hope that it will inspire me to clean out my cupboard, LOL!
That is a very useful list.
thanks for this very informative post.Luv it!
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Oh, what a helpful list. Thanks.
I was sooooo surprised at some of them too! I wonder if I check with a different spice company if the results would be the same.
Whole and ground have the same shelf life? Live and learn.
Ruh roh! Looks like I’ll be tossing half of my spices.
Great list. Happy T13!
ahh, this is useful stuff. I keep a list of what we buy and when, so I know when to replace it. There’s a local place near me and it’s REALLY cheap. Love love love my spice place.
Very timely for me, I was just cleaning up my spice shelf yesterday and I had to throw most of them 🙁 This is great, thanks!
I am not sure I agree with #9, simply because lately I have had some of my not-so-old extracts evaporate!! Great list, though…very useful.
THANK YOU!!! I was just going to look this up because some of mine are looking mighty suspicious. 🙂 LOL!!
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