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    I bought some Kefir (I thought not too long ago) and finally remembered it in my fridge. The expiration date says 10/21/06 but it's not opened. Do you think it needs to go or might it be okay since it's not opened?

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    You know, I'm embarrassed to say, I drank very out of date kefir. It didn't bother me at all. I guess I figured it was fermented and had so many good things in it, I'd give it a try. And besides I have to travel to get to the health food store and that doesn't happen as often as needed, sometimes

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    Well...I just wasn't sure so I thought I'd ask. I guess if I don't feel real fine afterward I'll stop drinking it.

    Thanks Lori.






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    Well, if it smells funny or is super thick I wouldn't drink it.
    I notice when mine is past due, especially the plain, it gets very clumpy.

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    Okay...I drank a 1/2 cup this morning and it wasn't clumpy thick [xx(] and it didn't smell bad! So I'll try to drink it up within the next five days or so.

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    We do that all the time with yogurt. When it hasn't been opened, it's usually still good LONG past the date, but it's pretty easy to tell if it's been TOO long!

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    I was surprised when I opened a fresh bottle, this morning, at how *thin* it was[] of course compared to what I drank last week[:0]

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    If you really, really, really need to know, you could probably contact the company by their 800 number or contact them via email.

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    my friend's husband works in the food industry, setting up equipment to manufacture packaging. He's worked with gogurts and his word is toss after two weeks past the date on gogurts because the stuff starts to break down after that. I use the two-week rule on kefir too, so personally, I'd toss it.

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    I had some store bought Kefir and it was past date and tasted fine. I make my own now. From what I understand Dom has kept Kefir for a year and it was still good. It just gets stronger. The thing I'm not sure about is if the store bought has as much culture in it since it is a processed product and that might be why it could possibly go bad. If it just smells sour and not spoiled I would have no problem drinking it.

    Making your own is so easy and a lot cheaper. It cost me about $4 per quart for the bottled and it costs me less than $1 per quart making my own and it tasts wonderful and is very creamy[].



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