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QUICK!! Old Tofu, Will I Die if I Eat It?

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
I'm making miso soup. Somehow, I managed to have an unopened pack of tofu that says, "Use by Oct 27 05." I opened it, it smells and looks fine and the package wasn't bloated.

I'm leaning towards eating it.

Why shouldn't I? Anything I don't know about tofu?
post #2 of 19
Um, October was a looooong time ago.

I'd lean towards not eating it...and make your soup without it.

Better safe, than sorry.
post #3 of 19
I don't think you'll die from eating it unless you're allergic to soy.

Those things are vacuum packed and pasturized, and keep a very long time. If the package wasn't bloated and it smells OK, it's probably fine.
post #4 of 19
I was wondering the same thing, I bought some and it expired Jan 1, but I wasn't sure if I could still use it because I use them for smoothies. It's still unopened.
post #5 of 19
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I'm leaning towards eating it. The color is good and the water is still clear. I'll go take a very tiny taste and get back to you.
post #6 of 19
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Tastes perfect.
post #7 of 19
ewwwww no way i'd eat it! i've eaten tofu just a few days old before and it was really nasty.

i would guess that the bacteria levels would be pretty high after that long.
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by Past_VNE
Tastes perfect.
Shut up and eat it.
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by Altair
ewwwww no way i'd eat it! i've eaten tofu just a few days old before and it was really nasty.

i would guess that the bacteria levels would be pretty high after that long.
I think there is a difference between unopened and opened. I agree I ate some that was a week old (opened) and it was nasty.
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by FuelJetA
Shut up and eat it.
Go back to your stupid hotel bed and stop harrassing me.


















post #11 of 19
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It's in the pot. I'll let it actually boil for a minute instead of a quick simmer to be a bit on the safe side.

It seems good to me. If I end up hurling and shooting, I'll let y'all know.
post #12 of 19
good luck...
i think if it looks good, smells good and whatnot it should be good...
maybe your fridge is really cold and it kept well...
ive had many a run in with expired tofu and im of the opinion that you would definitely know...
post #13 of 19
old, new, fresh squeezed (or however that stuff is made) I am sure i would get sick on one bite.....
post #14 of 19
ive eaten old tofu, no big deal. i do a smell and taste check. but if it looks at all slightly funky, i toss it.
post #15 of 19
I'm assuming it was the type of tofu that sits in a cabinet rather than needs refrigeration. The refrigerated ones go bad much more quickly (obviously) than the sit-on-the-shelf variety.

Because it's a done deal by now, I hope all is well.
post #16 of 19
Thread Starter 
It was the refrigerated type. Wegman's Organic Firm Tofu

I spent all night in the bathroom, hoarking up my guts.




just kidding!! I'm perfectly fine, the soup turned out great, Jett and I shared a HUGE bowl and I finally, finally, concocted miso that was what I wanted. All the other times, I got the wrong miso (red stuff) or the wrong seaweed or whatever. I finally got it right.
post #17 of 19
Glad you are okay!

But next time...use your tofu before it expires!


Love,

Mom

post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by FuelJetA
Shut up and eat it.
You two are cute.
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by kate42
You two are cute.


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