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Old 11-24-2009, 10:34 AM - Thread Starter
 
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OK, hiding under a chair a bit but--- almond milk, hemp milk, etc - they all say you have to use them within 7-10 days. This may sound gross but I've taken as long as 3-4 weeks to use the whole box up. I've never noticed any difference.... Just a nagging feeling if there really is some sort of breakdown or toxicity issue or - ?

Does anyone know? I'm looking forward to hearing (?) I'm not the only one that will throw out an expensive little box after 10 days (wishful thinking).

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I've never had one go bad. Sometimes we take weeks to use one up.

My DH (chef by trade) and stepdad (grocery store manager) both claim that a lot of the "freshness" dates are just put on to keep product moving off the shelves.

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I've kept them for much longer than 7-10 days. I might draw the line at like a month, but I think they are still fine after the date.

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When I make it fresh, it goes bad pretty quickly (the oils start to go rancid especially in hemp milk) but I never had a real problem when I used to purchase the boxes. As long as it has a tight seal I think you should be good. I did have a couple that went bad, but they were forgot about...

It probably has an ingredient in it that stabilizes the oils so they don't go rancid

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I travel a lot for work and often have to leave the milks sitting in the fridge.

Sometimes they stay good for weeks, sometimes they go bad really quickly.
If I'm unsure, I give them a quick shake and a smell before having any.

If they go off, you can tell easily, they will smell bad and/or have chunks in them.

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I generally let one stay up to about 3 weeks, but as somegirl99 said, you can tell if it's bad by the smell or chunks. Soymilk tends to last longer than almond milk, IME.

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I let it go usually about a month later (with soymilk.) Like the others have said: in our house... if it smells good, and looks good- it's all good

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I don't think I've ever had any go bad on me, and we regularly take 3-4 weeks to use a box up. Ditto everyone on the "if it smells good, and looks good- it's all good"
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