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#1 Old 10-23-2005, 08:11 AM
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Any time lines?
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#2 Old 10-23-2005, 08:24 AM
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my packet of sanitarium so good soy milk says 'refridgerate after opening - use within a few (3 - 5) days'

I have kept it for over a week in the fridge with no discernable lowering in quality.
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#3 Old 10-23-2005, 08:35 AM
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Mine says 7-10 days, but if your fridge is cold enough it might last two weeks. Mine does sometimes. Just sniff it and dump a bit into the sink to see if there are any lumps are if it looks funny otherwise.
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#4 Old 10-23-2005, 09:03 AM
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Mine says use within 3 days of opening, but i've kept it refridgerated for about a week-10 days and it's been fine.
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#5 Old 10-23-2005, 09:44 AM
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Miine says 7-10 days, but it never lasts that long
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#6 Old 10-23-2005, 09:54 AM
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My Silk must hold the record. I've had an opened carton last a month before. When it goes bad, there's no question about it. It turns into extremely foul sludge-- and it does it overnight. If it looks and smells at least sort of OK, it's probably fine.



PS: That's one of the many everyday advantages of being vegetarian in my book-- so many of my staple foods last a long time both on the shelf and after being opened. Yay for no wastage!



And I feel much more comfortable using a rule of "looks OK, smells OK = is OK" than I ever would with animal products.
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Yeh, it's easy to tell when it's gone off... it goes all curdled and yuk. That's the point at which i wouldn't drink it, and i guess it happens at different times for different brands.
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Don't forget though that the bottom of a soymilk container may have "curds" in it - solid-ish parts - that are just unmixed soymilk and have nothing to do with freshness.
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Don't forget though that the bottom of a soymilk container may have "curds" in it - solid-ish parts - that are just unmixed soymilk and have nothing to do with freshness.



The smell gives it away.
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#10 Old 10-23-2005, 11:35 AM
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Thanks guys.



I only ask because they had a sale on SILK. I bought a 2 litre carton of SILK and Chocolate SILK. That's a lot of drinking. I shoul dinvite some friends over for chocolate soy milk tomorrow. Mmmm.
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I often forget when I opened mine so I keep a Sharpie marker in the drawer by the fridge. When I open it I write the date on top. After 5 days I dump it.

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I often forget when I opened mine so I keep a Sharpie marker in the drawer by the fridge. When I open it I write the date on top. After 5 days I dump it.



After just 5 days?? Surely it's still OK... man, I keep drinking mine as long as it doesn't smell like parmesan cheese!
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I guess I've never actually had soy milk go bad on me... but I've thrown some out because of paranoia. Yay for Silk.
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I use Westsoy unsweetened plain and chocolate. I have had the plain open for 3 weeks and the chocolate open for a month with no problem. Like Tesseract said when it goes bad you will know it
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It gets a very distinct smell when it's bad, for sure. I find that how long it stays good for depends on what the best before date - the closer it is, the faster it goes bad (reach waaay back in the fridge haha ). But I haven't had any go bad on me in a long time - that was just back when I was just getting used to it.
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