Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Not so gingery ginger

This was one of the most disappointing vintage finds, ever. I was craving--and I mean craving--pickled ginger. And yes, I was planning on eating it right out of the jar with my finest pair of chopsticks.

It looked a bit pale (beige, instead of pink), and was a bit out-dated (Best By 8/28/2003), but it hadn't been opened yet, so I figured it would probably be fine.

Instead of being spicy and a bit crunchy, it turned to mush in my mouth. I can't describe how it tasted, but "gingery" would not be the first word that comes to mind.

Such a let down.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Auf Wiedersehen, Sauerkraut

I have absolutely no recollection of buying this, and couldn't find a "Best By" date anywhere, so I can't even begin to guess its age. Years, at least, though. Ok, that was sort of a guess...

It didn't seem like the right color. It felt weirdly rubbery in my mouth when I attempted to chew it. It didn't taste like sauerkraut, either. Blech.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Why so blue?

I was making a salad the other day, and rummaged around in the refrigerator for dressing. Blue cheese dressing? I haven't had that in a while. Apparently, that was very true.

I ended up finding (and tossing) two bottles of the stuff that expired in 2006.

No taste test necessary. I wasn't taking any chances; this was as bad as the recently excavated cream cheese. The funny thing is, they both looked and smelled perfectly fine.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ciao, baking powder

I unearthed this from a tin in the cabinet: Italian baking powder, circa 1994.

I didn't even bother to try it out, although the badly-translated carrot cake recipe that it came with lives on in a notebook somewhere.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

We're Posting This...

...even though it might get us into Trumbull!!!!!

We may never be invited over again, but this gem of a find needs to be exposed! If you can't read it, the expiration date is "Apr 23 06."

It's 2010.

It's cream cheese.

Looks like a bar of soap.

This went directly into the trash. Uber-expired dairy products are not to be trifled with.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Vintage Seeds Edition: Green Beans

You might think, like I did, that seed expiration dates are silly.  I refuse to remember that seeds expire, despite my previous attempts at growing old seeds.

So this year, I'm trying again with beans.  The seeds are only from 2006/2007.  I'm sure they will grow just fine but they are off to a rough start.  I planted two packets about 10 days ago, one of yellow and one of green beans.  See, they sprouted!!!!

I was very happy they sprouted until I looked nearby at the beans that were planted around the same time.  These seeds weren't expired.

I guess 4 year old seeds give deformed and stunted plants.  Curses!!  Foiled again....

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Comforting Soup

I have no idea where this came from, but it's been around for years. Many, many, many years (possibly as many as 20). So, I finally ate/drank it.

It tasted like chicken.

Broth, that is.

The ingredient list was a bit odd: what, exactly, is "Winey?"

Monday, March 8, 2010

February Advent Celebration

I found an old advent calendar on the bookcase the other day. It was the beginning of February and I thought it would be a good month for eating vintage chocolate treats. It was almost a year overdue (Best Before: 3/31/2009).

That obviously didn't stop me. I do have to say, though, they were pretty gross. That being said, these advent calendars have probably the worst chocolate in the world in them to begin with, so it wasn't exactly starting out as a quality product.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Hello Pumpkin

The pumpkin was chucked off the porch in December since we wouldn't stop posting pictures of it, but I can still see it sitting on the ground.  Especially now that the snow is gone.


It's almost gone and in a few months it will be nothing but a distant memory.  It's a good thing we don't live in Colorado where things don't decompose very quickly.