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Karo Light Corn Syrup

Way way back on a kitchen shelf Was a bottle sitting by itself. It was Karo syrup, 1 pint size But to use it now, I would not advise. For the label, stamped with a “Buy Before” Had a date no home cook could ignore. If you took a guess, I can guarantee You’d not choose “November ’83.” Yet I tell the truth, though it sounds absurd (The specific date is November 3rd) And the price tag reads “a dollar five” – That’s before some readers were alive! Did I ever use that stuff to bake Rice Krispie treats, a pie or cake? If so, whatever was the sweet Was not deemed worthy to repeat. That Karo syrup sat and sat In its apartment habitat, Discovered now, by circumstance; So will I use it? Not a chance!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2020

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Date: 7/8/2020 9:16:00 AM
I am surprised, cause you’re organized. If it is half full, you probably once made peanut chews with rice crispies, which calls for one cup corn syrup.
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Date: 6/13/2020 3:57:00 PM
We've discovered many such expiration date revelations; mostly in our medicine cabinet. Care for an Excedrin from the 90's? I think I'd prefer the headache!
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Date: 6/11/2020 5:02:00 PM
Oh funny! Sometimes, I find old vitamins or canned foods that expired a few years ago, but wow, 1983. That's got to be a record. I'm uessing you've lived in the same place for a long time. Cute poem, Ilene! Thanks for sharing, Rhonda xx
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Date: 6/11/2020 2:00:00 PM
Aye, keep that for your visit to Antiques Roadshow! I often wish people saved old favourite food so people today could see the difference between an Hershey bar in the '40s and one in 2020, or a tin of tuna from the '40s compared to a mostly-water tin of tuna today! Nicely caught, Ilene! Aloha! Rico
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Date: 6/11/2020 7:18:00 AM
Wow, I think most have a bottle of Karo in their pantry that like yours, has been sitting there forever. It is hard to use something to make a sweet treat that looks like tar. Just my opinion. You never disappoint my friend, wonderfully written and fun to read.
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Date: 6/10/2020 6:54:00 PM
You're gonna throw a perfectly good bottle of Karo Syrup away when people are starving in China?! lol. Now, who does that sound like?!... :) Gershon
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Date: 6/10/2020 3:51:00 PM
Haha one for the thrash can, better safe than sorry. Tom
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Date: 6/10/2020 3:17:00 PM
lol I have a few jars in the cupboard that are pretty old the one of 'worcester sauce' i doubt even has a best before date but I still use it lol lol:-) hugs Jan xx
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