Monday, November 24, 2008

Spice of Life

I was getting the ingredients out to make a pumpkin cheesecake and I happen to look on the bottom of my nutmeg - I noticed there was no expiration date. So this got me thinking....I looked through all my spices and some had newer McCormick labels with dates but others didn't.

I went on to McCormick's website and they have this clever tool to check your spices.
Click to see if they are over their prime (3 years is about all the potency will last). I had 2 bottles from 1998 - YIKES!!

So before you make your pie or add to your stuffing check it out!
Happy Baking!


WishLaura said...

Haha Meredith! My inlaws just threw out spices from 1979. Yes...they were almost 30 years old! That means those spices got packed and moved with them TWICE before they noticed. Too funny!

Elizabeth Bailey said...

I should really look at mine - and check the canned goods too - I always have to throw those out.

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