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Spoiled UK pate?

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:35 am
by housil
Today I opened a 2001 UK pate:

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It had lot´s of "oily liquid" in so I smelled at it:

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Phew...

It had a "suspicious" and "sour" smell, so I better
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it. Pull up covers have obviously a less shelf live

Re: Spoiled UK pate?

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:30 am
by kman
Bummer...sorry to hear about your pate-gone-bad. I'll have to pull up one of my 2003 British rations to see anything in there is going bad. Was there any damage to the outside of the container?

Re: Spoiled UK pate?

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:45 am
by housil
kman wrote:Was there any damage to the outside of the container?
Nope.
That was my "in-case-of" at work I have in my locker. That morning was a in-case-of-day and I had British crackers as breakfast.
I should open another 2001 chicken/herb pate to see if it was maybe just this one :?: but this pull up covers have a precut line where they open and to me this is the entrance of germs, oxygen etc.

Or 9 years is too old for this containers at all. But remember I had to dump 70 2002 German EPa containers too.

Re: Spoiled UK pate?

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:58 am
by dirtbag
Yeah, those pop-off lids are dangerous...
We noticed a very bad smell, coming from the pantry, and finally tracked it down to a can of cat food, that the seam had cracked just a tiny bit!
You cannot stack too much on them, either!
Not one of the better inventions, I think!

Re: Spoiled UK pate?

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:37 pm
by rationtin440
housil, that reminds me of the infamous "cheese, possessed" ration that came with some British 24-Hr. ration-packs, I guess even the best packaging methods simply don't outlast the effects of time.

Re: Spoiled UK pate?

Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:43 am
by Big_jo
You are of course ruling out the possibility that this is how it's supposed to taste :mrgreen:

Re: Spoiled UK pate?

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:46 pm
by Bear_Bottom
It's not nicknamed 'tinned dog' for nothing. lol

Re: Spoiled UK pate?

Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:33 am
by Nawt
Hi Housil,

If the smell is odd/off. it's proably gone rancid indeed.
Too bad.

Every now and then I dig into some 1996 UK pate cans.
Taste is OK. Contents looks similar as to your can (apart from the texture), from what I can see.
the specs of grease are normal.

regards, Nawt

Re: Spoiled UK pate?

Posted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:46 am
by steve1989
Bummer man - hey they got 24 hour rations on ebay right now (well they did last night at least) buy-it-now translated to U.S. moneys its only $13.50 ea. but I'll bet shipping from UK is sick!

http://cgi.ebay.com/CURRENT-BRITISH-ARM ... 4155405f08