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Old 05-22-2016, 7:47 AM
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Default "OUR" shelf life of unopened peanut butter in plastic jars...

Just curious how far after expiry was the oldest non-MRE peanut butter from unopened (sealed) plastic jars you have finished, all the way to the bottom?

Anyone had issues with well-expired, but unopened (until use) PB 1, 2, 3 years past expiry?

(Since I trust the FDA as far as I can beat them to death with a 2x18650 eCig mod, this got me wondering since they are the ones requiring printed expiry dates, as I understand it. Also, I read up on expired dry-pill medications, and they are good a long-while after expiry, so MFRs can rake-in more money.)
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Old 05-22-2016, 12:36 PM
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Not sure how long they last. We always go thru ours. I keep both smooth and chunky well-stocked but in the smaller jars. Same with jelly. If I need to give some away it's not a big jar so I won't miss it much. I keep extra bread in the freezer too. My plan during an extended event of any sorts is to use the PB&J for the kids. That'll definitely last us quite a few days. This is one of a few simple options for the kids..us too. My .02
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2 years for Jif smooth and <1 year for the crunchy.
I think it was the actual peanuts that did in the crunchy and I tossed it before reaching the bottom.
No problems health wise but as the air got to it through use the smell/consistency changed.
I only buy the smooth type now. YMMV


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2 years for Jif smooth and <1 year for the crunchy.
I think it was the actual peanuts that did in the crunchy and I tossed it before reaching the bottom.
No problems health wise but as the air got to it through use the smell/consistency changed.
I only buy the smooth type now. YMMV


Sent using a long string & 2 cans.
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bummer though, since i prefer chunky over smooth.
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bummer though, since i prefer chunky over smooth.

One of my shooting buddies complained about that too.
I suggested crushing up some canned peanuts to sprinkle on the PB once it's on the bread.
Or you could stir them into the jar.

PB is a food staple at my house. The only kind I refuse to eat is the oily "must stir" kind. It looks like something I've found in a diaper.


Sent using a long string & 2 cans.
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I don't know about PB, but I opened a sealed plastic jar of Planter's Dry Roasted peanuts in 2014 (?) that we stored right after the '94 earthquake.

20 years. They were fresh and delicious. I actually leaned back a little when I cracked the seal because I thought they were going to be rancid and nasty.

Maybe the 'dry roasting' thing had something to do with it or maybe the vacuum packing.

But from what I've read, sealed PB lasts a LONG time. The oil separates, but you just stir it back in.
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Do you keep your peanut butter in the fridge after you open it?
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I cracked some right at 2 years expiry yesterday morning, and couldn't tell the difference, like AM/PM gas... Not much separation, a few drops of oil at the top, but I turn the jars over whenever I see a jar sitting for a bit, if they are unopened.
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We recently found ajar that was 9 years old in the basement.

It was organic smooth, in glass jar (oil on top with no stabilizers), and was perfectly fine after opening.
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Even the common / cheap brands should get you 2 to 5 years easy.

Another nice thing about peanut butter is in an emergency you don't have to waste time/ energy cooking it to eat it and get the protein and you won't need a can opener.
but for me personally, I'm going to need water at least to get it down, and I really prefer milk.

A negative I can think of is it seems like more of the population is allergic to peanuts / tree nuts but that could my perception because of all the warning labels.


Here is a website with 56 Foods that last...

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Thanks for the link. My lady is allergic to peanuts, almonds and anything that looks like a walnut once the meat is taken out, so I have to stay stocked with canned/dry beans, and carne. No walnut shell lizard-litter tumbling brass for my reloading, just cob.
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I agree PB has a good self life went to recent expo and guy was selling powered PB talk about extended shelf life provided you have the water to stir back in though.
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Thanks for the link. My lady is allergic to peanuts, almonds and anything that looks like a walnut once the meat is taken out, so I have to stay stocked with canned/dry beans, and carne. No walnut shell lizard-litter tumbling brass for my reloading, just cob.
Allergic to almonds? First instance I've heard of...
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I'm thinking Honeyville powdered peanut butter. 5-10 years shelf life.
http://shop.honeyville.com/powdered-peanut-butter.html
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Any thoughts on freezing PB? Tips ? Life ? Ive never tried freezing it.
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Any thoughts on freezing PB? Tips ? Life ? Ive never tried freezing it.
Hmmm:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/1...n_4066682.html
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Sealed Peanut butter can go bad/become rancid after a few years. We go though enough peanut butter sp there are always about 6 jars of almond and peanut butter in the house on reserve and rotate the older jars out

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Thank You! Just ordered some powdered PB from Honeyville... And some eggs & chicken...
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Not sure how long it would be safe to eat, but how long until the oil turns rancid and tastes like crap?
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According to eatbydate.com most peanut butter will last a year past the printed date on the label


http://www.eatbydate.com/proteins/nu...-food-storage/
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If you're talking real peanut butter (no additives), it'll basically last forever if it's well-sealed. The oil may eventually go rancid (I haven't experienced this yet), but should be edible. Just be prepared to do a lot of stirring/mixing when finally opened.
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We have a vacation place in the mountains and always have some food "on hand." A few years ago I had bought 2 jars of peanut butter since they had been on sale for a two for the price of one. Well, when you are only there maybe 45 days out of 365 it took quite some time to use jar #1. When I went to open jar #2 it was about 14 onths past the expiration date. The oil had turned it rancid. At a bit with no adverse effects but it tasted bad.
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Have a number of the big jars from COSTCO that have a best used by date of 2013 and were stored in a cupboard. Opened one up last week and it was fine. Put it in the fridge after opening it though.
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SAMS club has large jars of dehydrated peanut butter. Ill have to check how long it lasts. ( probably 10 years unopened)
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