OpieRadio Logo
Compound Media Logo
Jim Norton Logo

Do instant potatoes go bad?

Discussion in 'Wackbag's Mean Cusine' started by OccupyWackbag, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. OccupyWackbag

    OccupyWackbag Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2011
    Messages:
    3,416
    Likes Received:
    189
    So I'm rooting around the pantry for some ranch dressing (Neuman's of course) for my chicken bits and came across a box of instant mash potatoes that is open and probably 6 to 9 months old. the flakes looked fine and their were no bugs so I cooked some up.

    As you can see it all looks normal. The right consistency and all. (the yellow tint is because I like to throw in a lot of butter)

    [​IMG]


    But it taste off. It's that "you can't quite tell if its you or if it really taste funny" kinda taste if that makes sense.

    So does this shit go bad? Am I going to have a tummy ache the rest of the day?
     
  2. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2005
    Messages:
    22,543
    Likes Received:
    13,852
    I thought they started out bad.
     
    Party Rooster likes this.
  3. OccupyWackbag

    OccupyWackbag Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2011
    Messages:
    3,416
    Likes Received:
    189
    Nah if you buy the premiums brands and dump a stick of butter in the pot they actually taste really good.
     
  4. Jacuzzi Billy

    Jacuzzi Billy Watching PTI
    Donator

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2006
    Messages:
    41,840
    Likes Received:
    21,689
    Of course, the guy from Idaho has to chime in about potatoes. You are no better than DTT. :action-sm
     
    mills and Party Rooster like this.
  5. OccupyWackbag

    OccupyWackbag Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2011
    Messages:
    3,416
    Likes Received:
    189
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Jacuzzi Billy

    Jacuzzi Billy Watching PTI
    Donator

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2006
    Messages:
    41,840
    Likes Received:
    21,689
    That was a weird response.
     
  7. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2005
    Messages:
    22,543
    Likes Received:
    13,852
    Nothing better than a fresh, juicy, vine ripened potato.
     
    weeniewawa, BIV, Hudson and 1 other person like this.
  8. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2005
    Messages:
    22,543
    Likes Received:
    13,852
    They had to find a use for the peelings and floor sweepings and culls.

     
    DR. Jimcy M.E. likes this.
  9. DR. Jimcy M.E.

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2007
    Messages:
    25,180
    Likes Received:
    11,169
    Buy a bag of potatoes you savages. Boil them on medium in milk in a nonstick pot for 10 minutes in slices and smash up with butter and salt/pepper.

    Don't ever buy those boxes of garbage.
     
  10. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2005
    Messages:
    22,543
    Likes Received:
    13,852
    See any dried flakes helping mankind here? Didn't think so.

     
  11. DR. Jimcy M.E.

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2007
    Messages:
    25,180
    Likes Received:
    11,169
    That's right, I can't shove that cornflakes box up my ass like I can a fine russet or yukon gold.
     
  12. Atomic Fireball

    Atomic Fireball Well-Known Member
    Donator

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    Messages:
    6,063
    Likes Received:
    3,997
    [​IMG]

    "Do instant potatoes go bad?"
     
    mrbucket75 likes this.
  13. weeniewawa

    weeniewawa it's a man, baby!!!

    Joined:
    May 21, 2005
    Messages:
    12,076
    Likes Received:
    1,266
    can't do this with instant taters

     
  14. jnoble

    jnoble Lingering longer for a longering linger

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2005
    Messages:
    8,231
    Likes Received:
    4,093
    I can't see how instant potatoe flakes can go bad...maybe they get stale after awhile? And yes, definatly the bug thing. Gotta check for those if the box is really old.
     
  15. OilyJillFart

    OilyJillFart Well-Lubed Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    2,835
    Likes Received:
    1,107
    They can't rot if you keep them dry, but they will absorb the stink of your house over time.
    How bad were they?
     
  16. Ballbuster1

    Ballbuster1 In The Danger Zone...
    Wackbag Staff

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2002
    Messages:
    101,979
    Likes Received:
    16,345
    Yes, sadly some potatoes do go bad.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. THE FEZ MAN

    THE FEZ MAN as a matter of fact i dont have 5$

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2002
    Messages:
    40,920
    Likes Received:
    8,743
    ooooooo science!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the potato's didn't go "bad" they started to oxidize in the package,it changes the proteins slightly and causes the "off taste" associated with freeze dried and even regularly dried foods over time. its one of the side effects of the drying process. one night while i was wearing my tinfoil hat and preparing for the end of the world i did an extensive amount of research on "shelf stable" foods all of them from dried legumes, MRE's and basically anything that i could eat when the zombies take over the earth. the most stable things i could find are the legumes but the freeze dried foods are good for 20years, so are the MRE's but over time they oxidize and just start to taste nasty, still healthy still "ok" to eat, but just taste like shit. opening the packages speeds up the process buy exposing them to O2
     
  18. Turfmower

    Turfmower Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2005
    Messages:
    3,971
    Likes Received:
    473
  19. CougarHunter

    CougarHunter Lying causes cat piss smell.

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2006
    Messages:
    10,500
    Likes Received:
    2,528
    The LDS cannery folks, where I get my instant potato pearls, recommends less than 5 years on a sealed package. They are meant for longer term food storage, so more care is taken in their manufacture. I would imagine that run of the mill potato flakes out of a box would last significantly less since they are not specifically made for longer term storage.
     
  20. Ballbuster1

    Ballbuster1 In The Danger Zone...
    Wackbag Staff

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2002
    Messages:
    101,979
    Likes Received:
    16,345
    Apparently they last longer than the OP.
     
    Party Rooster and whiskeyguy like this.

Share This Page

Users found this page by searching for:

  1. do potato.flakes.expire?