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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 - ?<br><br>
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).<br><br>
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I've never had one go bad. Sometimes we take weeks to use one up.<br><br>
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.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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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...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
It probably has an ingredient in it that stabilizes the oils so they don't go rancid <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Blessings,<br><br>
Wysteria
 

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I travel a lot for work and often have to leave the milks sitting in the fridge.<br><br>
Sometimes they stay good for weeks, sometimes they go bad really quickly.<br>
If I'm unsure, I give them a quick shake and a smell before having any.<br><br>
If they go off, you can tell easily, they will smell bad and/or have chunks in them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/spitdrink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="spitdrink">
 

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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 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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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" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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