30 years old EPa crackers & lard meat

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30 years old EPa crackers & lard meat

Post by housil » Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:01 pm

I visited a friend in hospital today. He asked for something special so we opened a 30 years old EPa "Hartkeks" (hard tack or crackers) and a canned meat w/ lard "Schmalzfleisch"

The 1989 Hartkeks, had still it´s vacuum
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Too bad they were slightly, inedible rancid :?
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The Schmalzfleisch containr, also 1989
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looks still OK to me
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and tasted still OK.
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The meat was still OK after 30 years :mrgreen:

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Re: 30 years old EPa crackers & lard meat

Post by mikeoverhere » Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:03 pm

It's the fats in products that go rancid. That these crackers and lard packed meat did not go rancid is amazing - they must have been stored in ideal conditions. Looks yummy!
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Re: 30 years old EPa crackers & lard meat

Post by housil » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:52 pm

The crackers were rancid and inedible. Ja, they were stored in perfect condition at 15°C for years.

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Re: 30 years old EPa crackers & lard meat

Post by Eistee » Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:57 pm

Those old school crackers are always a cointoss, if you get really lucky and the vacuum seal is 110% intact they are still fine to eat.
Once you can shift the packaging abit, showing the seal is at least partially broken, they are rancid.

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Re: 30 years old EPa crackers & lard meat

Post by mikeoverhere » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:56 am

housil wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:52 pm
The crackers were rancid and inedible. Ja, they were stored in perfect condition at 15°C for years.
My mistake, I see you said they were rancid in the OP. I have yet to try Hartkeks that weren't rancid :(
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