Food Expiration Dates 101: 14 Foods That (Almost) Never Expire

Who hasn't found items in their pantry that you can't even remember buying. (Was that mustard from two months or two years ago?) But before you start tossing things out, read on to find out which foods never expire (or practically last forever) (15 Photos)

Esther Carlstone on Oct 31, 2012 at 8:17AM

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Food Expiration Dates 101: 14 Foods That (Almost) Never Expire

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Hard Liquor

Shelf life: Keeps indefinitely

How to store: Sealed tightly in a cool, dark place.

If you were to be stranded on a desert island for 20 years, rest easy knowing you can still whip up your favorite cocktail. (Cucumber-Mint Martini, anyone?) Alcohol never goes spoils in the traditional sense. However, exposure to high heat, air or bright light can affect its quality and taste. Rest assured that no matter how dusty the outside of that vodka bottle gets, it’s still good inside. Cheers!

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