Old Jello Question. LIFE OR DEATH SITUATION?

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  1. sjpetry macrumors 65816

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    This being a computer forum and all I thought this was the appropriate place to ask this. I have a some Raspberry Jello™ which expired in October of 2005. Has anyone had adverse effects from ingesting aged Jello™? I already made it up and plan on "taking the plunge" tomorrow morning. I will report back to you all with my findings... should i survive. God bless you. I love you All.

    P.S. If you know anything at all please get back to me before 10:00 AM Central time. Thank you.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    What's the worst that can happen? It'll either come back up or go straight through. Good luck. :D
     
  3. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Just go for it. I never go by used-by dates. My theory is if it smells, looks and tastes fine there's no problem at all. I'm still alive, so it seems to work.
     
  4. macgeek2005 macrumors 65816

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    Don't poison yourself. The Jello is poison even if it was fresh. That stuff is bad for you.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    macgeek2005, do you know something about jello that we don't? Why is it poison? It's sweet sweet nectar in my book. :cool:
     
  6. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    The jello might taste a little different probably. I don't think it would cause any sickness.

    What about expired baby powder? Cause I used some the other day. I didn't feel any different...
     
  7. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    When in doubt, throw it out.

    A new box of jello would cost what... 50¢?

    I haven't had jello in 8 years.. the whole boiled bones/hide/hooves thing freaks me out.
     
  8. medea macrumors 68030

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    I didn't know that the fruity flavored ground up bones, skins, and hides of pigs, horses and cows could expire.
     
  9. Mord macrumors G4

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    Jell-O shots are the answer, the alcohol should take care of any problems you might encounter from the gound up animal bones. :D

    But if you run into any problems Sandy Forbes will be happy to help you file a complaint.
     
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    Will me all your possessions and then I'll tell you what I think :).

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  12. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Same thought here. It is not worth the chance of getting sick. :eek: :)
     
  13. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    So you are a if there is grass on the field man...

    Sorry... just couldn't help myself.



    I would say go for it. What you have is severely dessicated and mostly sugar. The worst that will happen to it (without it getting wet, once wet, it might go bad) is that some of the colorings and flavorings will break down.

    On the hooves and hide, yes those are more "dirty" parts of the animal, but the process of making gelatin involves boiling for several hours and several stages of mechanical and chemical filtering. Probably just about the most pathogen free meat product around.
     
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  15. kretzy macrumors 604

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    ...just past your used by date. :p ;)
     
  16. MultiM macrumors 6502

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    It will be fine! the only thing to really make sure is to have whipped cream on it.:D
     
  17. Black&Tan macrumors 6502a

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    I understand his hesitation. Yesterday a coworker told me about expired pancake mixes. They have caused deaths, believe it or not. Something about a specific mold that loves pancake flour. I confirmed the story with Snopes before considering it as truth.

    When in doubt, throw it out.
     
  18. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Quite the conspiracy theorist, aren't we?
     
  19. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    i assure you, The Secret is no conspiracy
     
  20. njmac macrumors 68000

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    I can never tell if you are joking or not.
     
  21. kretzy macrumors 604

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    He's enlightened. He never jokes.
     
  22. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    As long as Jello mix is nothing like pancake mix you should be fine.

    Bwahahahahaha... I have to at least make you a little nervous.
     
  23. Mord macrumors G4

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    i prefer clay court tennis. :eek: :eek:
     
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    Ewww. No. I hate whipped cream on Jello, and most other foods because it just gets mixed in with everything and then its a big gross mess.

    I do like whipped cream by itself though. I wouldn't eat it. As KT said it costs like 50¢ for a new box.
     

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