ramen noodle shelf-life?

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  1. Use Less

    Use Less Well-Known Member Supporter

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    So, while cleaning up in the cellar notin the pantry area, I found a closed container w/two sacks of ramen noodles. I can't find any use-by dates. They have to have been there a couple years or more. :teehee: Any thought on how long that stuff actually keeps? I'd probably pass on the enclosed seasonings, especially if there's oil, and invent something to flavor. Thanks, Sue
     
  2. lucyp

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    No clue about the noodles, but if you are thinking of sauces, for something sort of faux Thai, consider a little lemon juice (or lemongrass if you have it), soy sauce or Bragg's Liquid Aminos and a little peanut butter.
     

  3. oregon woodsmok

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    They probably last forever, since I'm reasonably certain there is no actual food in there.
     
  4. glazed

    glazed Tough Girl, Be Gentle

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    heehee ... what ^she^ said.

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    As long as weevils didn't get to it, it should be ok.
     
  6. mekasmom

    mekasmom Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Ramen keeps forever. It's like a twinkie or honey or pasta. It's definitely still good after only two years.
     
  7. Use Less

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    Closed in a locking metal tin, and stored in the workshop area, who knows why?, which is how they came to be lost for a few years. Well, the acid test is to try a packet & see how they are. Thanks.
     
  8. marinemomtatt

    marinemomtatt Well-Known Member

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    Two years they should be fine, might take a wee bit longer to cook.
    I've found long lost Ramen in camping gear and upon opening it I knew it was 'gone' because of the slightly rancid smell.

    Ramen is also good cooked in broth then topped with sauted cabbage, onions and mushrooms with a bit of red pepper flakes and soy sauce.
     
  9. Yvonne's hubby

    Yvonne's hubby Murphy was an optimist ;) Staff Member

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    As long as they were kept dry the noodles should last indefinitely. If our boy finds them, the expected shelf life on them would be measured in seconds. ;)
     
  10. Sparkey

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    I've heard that explorers many years ago found packs of ramen in the pyramids of Egypt.