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Wilton decorator icing in a tube - good how long after open

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I used the Wilton decorator icing in a tube so I could get real black and red icing. It says NOT to refridgerate the tube after opening. So my question is, how long will it stay good for after it's been opened? It doesn't say. I don't see anything particularly perishable in the ingredients. Any knowledge on this is appreciated. Thanks!
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I called Wilton CS today. They said that it expires two years after it is made (regardless of when the tube is opened). So I gave her a number off of the tube and she could tell me the date it was created (happened to be April of this year). So my tube will expire in April 2012. I won't keep it 'til then of course, but it's nice to know I'm no where near the expiration date. LOL. Just FYI in case any of you ever need to know...
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I really appreciate you posting this. I have a few tubes and I can never find an expiration date. I'm kind of surprised they're not legally required to put the expiration date on the tube but to each his own. I think I'll go with a couple of months after opening then in the trash they go. You never know how long they sit on the shelf at michael'sicon_smile.gif But its good to know they last that long...or is it....what exactly is in there that sits fine for 2 yrs...icon_smile.gificon_smile.gif
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Yes - that'll be me too. I'll keep them a few months then toss. They're so cheap I don't mind. The lady said that it won't make you ill or anything if it's consumed after the expiration date but it won't taste as fresh.

I think it must basically be oil/shortening with sugar and coloring and tons of preservatives LOL.
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Just got off the phone with Wilton about their decorating icing tubes expiration dates. So I found out that the code at the top on the back is the date. The first two number is the year it was made and the last numbers are the day of the year and they expire 2 years after the made date open or not. Example: 11027, this was made in 2011 on Jan 27 so it would expire on Jan 27, 2013. Hope this was helpful :)

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