Today my daughter asked if pancake syrup went bad. Apparently the “Best Used By Date” had passed a month ago. Syrup is sugar and sugar is a preservative, so my husband felt it was probably safe to use. While I would have used the syrup, there are times I won’t go near something that my husband seems to have no problem eating. How does he know its safe?
If you’re unsure about whether or not a food is still okay to eat, check out StillTasty.com which will provide you with a time line for a foods shelf life (syrup is 1 year if stored correctly). It also offers a Q&A area where your burning concerns such as “Can you drink milk after the ‘sell by’ date?’ are answered.
To learn more, visit StillTasty.com.