Chilli powder too old?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by floridasteve, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. floridasteve

    floridasteve Smoking Fanatic

    Does chilli powder loose it's umph over time? I found a bottle hidden in the wrong cabinet the other day, almost full. But I know it was to be years old. Should I pitch it?
     
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Spices do loose their flavoring over time. I wouldn't pitch it. Use it and see how it is. You may just need to add more than what is called for.
     
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Most likely dead but check it. Might be ok for dry heat like rub but will have little flavor in a pot of chili...JJ
     
  4. vwaldoguy

    vwaldoguy Smoke Blower

    My wife has a spice problem.  She keeps buying more, even though we have a whole cupboard full.  Most of the containers have expiration dates on them, and she swears that it nevers goes bad.  I, on the other hand, am constantly throwing stuff out that I find is several years old. 
     
  5. floridasteve

    floridasteve Smoking Fanatic



    Thanks, guys. I just threw it out as I figured I should. But my cheap side said to ask first. After all, two bucks is two bucks!
     
  6. jeff 1

    jeff 1 Smoke Blower

    I have got to where if it something I don't use much of I buy the herb or spice whole and then grind it up when I need it. Ground spices and herbs degrade flavor fast.
     

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