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Surprising Expiration Dates


Food

Beer
Unopened: 4 months.

Brown sugar
Indefinite shelf life, stored in a moistureproof container in a cool, dry place.

Chocolate (Hershey bar)
1 year from production date.

?Coffee, canned ground
Unopened: 2 years.
Opened: 1 month refrigerated.

Coffee, gourmet
Beans: 3 weeks in paper bag, longer in vacuum-seal bag (After this time, color or flavor may be affected, but product is still generally safe to consume.).
Ground: 1 week in sealed container.

Coffee, instant
Unopened: Up to 2 years.
Opened: Up to 1 month.

Diet soda (and soft drinks in plastic bottles)
Unopened: 3 months from "best by" date.
Opened: Doesn't spoil, but taste is affected.

Dried pasta
12 months.

Frozen dinners
Unopened: 12 to 18 months.

Frozen vegetables
Unopened: 18 to 24 months.
Opened: 1 month.

Honey
Indefinite shelf life.

Juice, bottled (apple or cranberry)
Unopened: 8 months from production date.
Opened: 7 to 10 days.

Ketchup
Unopened: 1 year (After this time, color or flavor may be affected, but product is still generally safe to consume.).
Opened or used: 4 to 6 months (After this time, color or flavor may be affected, but product is still generally safe to consume.).

Maple syrup, real or imitation
1 year.

Maraschino cherries
Unopened: 3 to 4 years.
Opened: 2 weeks at room temperature; 6 months refrigerated.

Marshmallows
Unopened: 40 weeks.
Opened: 3 months.

Mayonnaise
Unopened: Indefinitely.
Opened: 2 to 3 months from "purchase by" date (After this time, color or flavor may be affected, but product is still generally safe to consume.).

Mustard
2 years (After this time, color or flavor may be affected, but product is still generally safe to consume.)

Olives, jarred (green with pimento)
Unopened: 3 years.
Opened: 3 months.

Olive oil
2 years from manufacture date (After this time, color or flavor may be affected, but product is still generally safe to consume.).

Peanuts
Unopened: 1 to 2 years unless frozen or refrigerated.
Opened: 1 to 2 weeks in airtight container.

Peanut butter, natural
9 months.

Peanut butter, processed (Jif)
Unopened: 2 years.
Opened: 6 months; refrigerate after 3 months.

Pickles
Unopened: 18 months.
Opened: No conclusive data. Discard if slippery or excessively soft.

Protein bars (PowerBars)
Unopened: 10 to 12 months. Check "best by" date on the package.

Rice, white
2 years from date on box or date of purchase.

Salad dressing, bottled
Unopened: 12 months after "best by" date.
Opened: 9 months refrigerated.

Soda, regular
Unopened: In cans or glass bottles, 9 months from "best by" date.
Opened: Doesn't spoil, but taste is affected.

Steak sauce
33 months (After this time, color or flavor may be affected, but product is still generally safe to consume.).

Tabasco
5 years, stored in a cool, dry place.

Tea bags (Lipton)
Use within 2 years of opening the package.

Tuna, canned
Unopened: 1 year from purchase date.
Opened: 3 to 4 days, not stored in can.

Soy sauce, bottled
Unopened: 2 years.
Opened: 3 months (After this time, color or flavor may be affected, but product is still generally safe to consume.).

Vinegar
42 months.

Wine (red, white)
Unopened: 3 years from vintage date; 20 to 100 years for fine wines.
Opened: 1 week refrigerated and corked.

Worcestershire sauce
Unopened: 5 to 10 years (After this time, color or flavor may be affected, but product is still generally safe to consume.).
Opened: 2 years.


Air freshener, aerosol
2 years.


Antifreeze, premixed
1 to 5 years.


Antifreeze, concentrate
Indefinite.


Batteries, alkaline
7 years.


Batteries, lithium
10 years.


Bleach
3 to 6 months.


Dish detergent, liquid or powdered
1 year.


Fire extinguisher, rechargeable
Service or replace every 6 years.


Fire extinguisher, nonrechargeable
12 years.


Laundry detergent, liquid or powdered
Unopened: 9 months to 1 year.
Opened: 6 months.


Metal polish (silver, copper, brass)
At least 3 years.


Miracle Gro, liquid
Opened: 3 to 8 years.


Miracle Gro, liquid, water-soluble
Indefinite.


Motor oil
Unopened: 2 to 5 years.
Opened: 3 months.


Mr. Clean
2 years.


Paint
Unopened: Up to 10 years.
Opened: 2 to 5 years.


Spray paint
2 to 3 years.


Windex
2 years.


Wood polish (Pledge)
2 years.


Bar soap
18 months to 3 years.


Bath gel, body wash
3 years.


Bath oil
1 year

Body bleaches and depilatories
Unopened: 2 years.
Used: 6 months.


Body lotion
3 years.


Conditioner
2 to 3 years.


Deodorant
Unopened: 2 years.
Used: 1 to 2 years.
For antiperspirants, see expiration date.


Eye cream
Unopened: 3 years.
Used: 1 year.


Face lotion
With SPF, see expiration date. All others, at least 3 years.


Foundation, oil-based
2 years.


Foundation, water-based
3 years.


Hair gel
2 to 3 years.


Hair spray
2 to 3 years.


Lip balm
Unopened: 5 years.
Used: 1 to 5 years.


Lipstick
2 years.


Mascara
Unopened: 2 years.
Used: 3 to 4 months.


Mouthwash
Three years from manufacture date.


Nail polish
1 year.


Nail-polish remover
Lasts indefinitely.


Perfume
1 to 2 years.


Rubbing alcohol
At least 3 years.


Shampoo
2 to 3 years.


Shaving cream
2 years or more.


Tooth-whitening strips
13 months.


Wash'n Dri moist wipes
Unopened: 2 years.
Opened: Good until dried out.