canned shrimp pate

Oct 21st, 2006, 03:09 PM
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canned shrimp pate

brought back a few cans of shrimp pate from paris in 2002 never opened does anybody know if they are still good thanks
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Oct 21st, 2006, 04:57 PM
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Four YEARS since you bought them? I sure wouldn;t risk it - but you could call your local poison control center and ask.
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Oct 21st, 2006, 05:44 PM
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is canned shrimp pate "good" even when it is new?
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Oct 21st, 2006, 08:23 PM
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Patrick, we'll never know unless fsoley opens and tastes it. If we don't hear anything within 24 hours, we'll know for sure!

Seriously, I do the same thing, keeping food items as souveniers, but after four years, even I would be afraid to eat it. Keep one unopened can as a momento, and toss the others.

Out of curiousity, fpsoley, have you even eaten any of the canned shrimp pate, either here or in France? I don't think that I have ever tasted it, but it sounds good.

I have a can of poisson (sp) soup that a Parisian friend brought us in 2002. He actually brought us two cans and the first was excellent, so I decided to save the second one for a 'special occasion'. Apparently that special occasion never arrived as it is still in my pantry.

1-2-3 .....let's toss the fish soup and the shrimp pate together.

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Oct 21st, 2006, 09:09 PM
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Have a look at the box/jar (?) there should be a "best before" date on it (generally on the top, sometimes on the bottom or the side of the label)
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Oct 22nd, 2006, 04:02 AM
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Hi fp,

Anything that's been dead for 4 years is not to be trusted.

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Oct 22nd, 2006, 04:21 AM
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If the can is intact and not bulging it is okay. Might not be real good tasting.
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