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    How long will pickles keep

    I am asking because I have a large jar of Vlasic dills that has been in the frig for about 6 months,it has been opened.
    Just wondering if they are ok to eat.
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    Re: How long will pickles keep

    I'd go to town on those bad boys!!! Then again, I hate wastage and am not shy to eat around mould ^^

    Seriously though, I am quite sure the pickling process is one of the best methods of food preservation there is, so I'd be surprised if there is anything sinister living on them. Just... Don't sue me!

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    Wait... Rewind... HOW LONG? In my home, pickles are lucky to last a day! It's actually a bit of a joke between JP and I. Apparently I exaggerate the 'P' when I say pickle, so he skits me for it!

    In other pickle news.. I recently opened a jar by myself for the first time ever (usually I stab the lid with a knife first). I've been shamefully feeble all my life, but started working out last August. This was a proud moment for us both and we put the lid in our memory box!

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    Re: How long will pickles keep

    Actually I did go to work on them,and they are still crisp and snappy..Yummmm
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    Re: How long will pickles keep

    High salt concentrations and very acidic conditions = a pretty lousy environment for bacteria. I would have done the same.
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    Re: How long will pickles keep

    Did I mention it was a BIG jar,got it at Cosco..More like a restaurant size. So took a while to eat them...

    You know the place where you buy potato chips in a bag the size of a bean bag chair.
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    Re: How long will pickles keep

    I know my folks pickle and we're still eating pickled stuff from 10 years ago. If done correctly you should be fine.

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    Re: How long will pickles keep

    Quote Originally Posted by Caelia View Post

    DISCLAIMER: You probably don't want to eat 10-year-old stuff like I do. I walk on the wild side like that.
    Ah, girl after my own heart! I recently ate some canned prunes that were almost a year and a half out of date. Rather than worry about it, I considered them matured like a fine wine! Tasted like any other prunes and my digestive system seemed just fine afterwards!! 'Waste not want not', as they say!

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    Re: How long will pickles keep

    Anyone know if the same would hold for commercial sauerkraut in a jar? Mine's not that old yet - only about a month, but it is opened.
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    Re: How long will pickles keep

    Not sure,but it is pickled I think,though if it is Kimshee you might want to take precautions,that stuff has been known to blow up sometimes..Pretty strong stuff.
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    Re: How long will pickles keep

    In general, anything pickled will hold up for a long, long time. I'd say, if it still smells like vinegar you're prolly okay.
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