Surprising Expiration Dates

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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.