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A while back (over two years apparently) I bought the Sams Club 2-pack
of apple sauce, each bottle has 64 oz. Then I moved and they got lost
(out of sight out of mind.) They were unopened but not refridgerated,
deep in a cupboard above the stove.
When I rediscovered them a few weeks ago, the sauce was brown. I opened
one, and the brown-ness goes about an inch deep with the center being
normal color.
Is the sauce safe to eat? It smelled normal but I don't want to take
unnecessary chances.

Thanks for the help!

Lance

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LM wrote:
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> When I rediscovered them a few weeks ago, the sauce was brown. I
> opened one, and the brown-ness goes about an inch deep with the
> center being normal color.
> Is the sauce safe to eat? It smelled normal but I don't want to take
> unnecessary chances.


sounds to me like a classic case of WIDTIO--when in doubt, throw it
out.

When we talk about how much we save at discount stores by buying in
volume, we always forget/omit these cases, don't we?

-aem

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LM wrote:
> A while back (over two years apparently) I bought the Sams Club

2-pack
> of apple sauce, each bottle has 64 oz. Then I moved and they got lost
> (out of sight out of mind.) They were unopened but not refridgerated,
> deep in a cupboard above the stove.
> When I rediscovered them a few weeks ago, the sauce was brown. I

opened
> one, and the brown-ness goes about an inch deep with the center being
> normal color.
> Is the sauce safe to eat? It smelled normal but I don't want to take
> unnecessary chances.
>
> Thanks for the help!
>
> Lance



Is there an outdate anywhere on the packaging? Note: The outdate may
appear in Julian form such as this 2453438.45838. There are plenty of
Julian date to standard date converters on the internet.

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"LM" > wrote in message
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>A while back (over two years apparently) I bought the Sams Club 2-pack
> of apple sauce, each bottle has 64 oz. Then I moved and they got lost
> (out of sight out of mind.) They were unopened but not refridgerated,
> deep in a cupboard above the stove.
> When I rediscovered them a few weeks ago, the sauce was brown. I opened
> one, and the brown-ness goes about an inch deep with the center being
> normal color.
> Is the sauce safe to eat? It smelled normal but I don't want to take
> unnecessary chances.
>
> Thanks for the help!
>
> Lance


In all likelihood if the seal was intact (vacuum) and there was no pressure
when the jar was opened the applesauce is PROBABLY ok.

The browning of the sauce is the same thing that happens to an apple when
cut and exposed to the air, oxidation.

Now having said that if it is beyond the "Use by" date I would NOT use it.

What are you going to save a few dollars?

Dimitri


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