Do Instant Mashed Potatoes go bad?

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So today i was cleaning out the pantry, and i found two cans(oƿє-ṅєd) of instant mashed potatoes without experation dates.

Any advice?

8 Answers

  • Oh yes. Typically they spoil because bugs get in oƿє-ṅєd boxes and lay eggs in them. I wouldn’t trust them if you don’t know how old they are.

  • Since the potatoes were in oƿє-ṅєd cans, I would suggest not eating them. The oxidation in the air mixes with the tin in the cans and that causes lead to leak into the food therein. Although the lead would surely be of a marginal quantity, it’s silly to expose your body to any more toxicity than is absolutely unavoidable. Had the cans not been oƿє-ṅєd, I’d say go for it.

    Additionally, boxed potatoes would probably eventually take on the aromas of its surrounding environs (i.e. the box, the wood cupboard, other things around it. yuck!).

    I’d suggest you toss these offending potatoes and purchase some new potatoes…



  • Since they’re cans, they should be alright… The only thing that’s in them is potatoes, water, and maybe a preservative or two, and possibly spices, so there’s really nothing to go bad.

  • you sure you don’t want to edit this ???

    I don’t understand the UK’s idea of canned..

    if it is OPENED ??? has water been added ???

    junk it

    Instant mashed potatoes in the USA are dehydrated.

    good for years – – if no bugs or mice get in.

  • if they are dry and dust free i would make up a small amount of them and try them. they dry this stuff for a reason, and that is to last a long time. as a rule bugs won’t touch anything which is completely dry so let us know. = ]

  • Dry products usually last a long time. They are probably good if they were covered tightly and have no bugs in them.

  • Give them a good sniff to see if they smell rancid. Even so, if you have no idea how old they are, you may want to toss them because they might just taste bad.

  • no i dont think the artificial flakes go bad.

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