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Fondant is 2 years old but unopened - okay to use?

post #1 of 9
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Hi,

I bought the 5 pound box of Wilton REady to use rolled fondant white and never opened it. That was in 2010. Do you think it is safe to use?

http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E31A74B-475A-BAC0-5CCFCE5C69A32CC4&killnav=1

Thanks,
Julie
post #2 of 9
I had the same situation with some Satin Ice. It was white before, but now ivory in color and a bit "off" smelling. There is a bit of fat in it so I'm not surprised it was unusable after that long. I'd say open it up and use it UNLESS it looks or smells off in any way.
post #3 of 9
Call or email Wilton customer service with the ID code on the package. They'll let you know the expiration date. I don't know why a company like Wilton would sell food products and not put the expiration date on, unless they were trying to be shady and sell things beyond a proper date because most folks wouldn't be bothered to go through the trouble of requesting expiration dates. SMH.
post #4 of 9
i just found this online -
A Wilton representative explained to me that for the code stamped on the bottom, the first number indicates the year, (or currently, the first two numbers, since it's 2010)... then the last three numbers represent the julian calender, which to my understanding is basically the 365 days of the year. so one that I had on the shelf, 8077 means it was made on the 77th day of 2008 (March 17, 200icon_cool.gif. It has a shelf life of 18months, A new one I bought says 10168, so it was made on the 168th day of 2010 (June 17, 2010).
post #5 of 9
Wilton fondant is the absolute nastiest stuff even when it's brand spanking new. There's no way I would use it 2 years after the fact. It's just not worth it.
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by sweetcakes

i just found this online -
A Wilton representative explained to me that for the code stamped on the bottom, the first number indicates the year, (or currently, the first two numbers, since it's 2010)... then the last three numbers represent the julian calender, which to my understanding is basically the 365 days of the year. so one that I had on the shelf, 8077 means it was made on the 77th day of 2008 (March 17, 200icon_cool.gif. It has a shelf life of 18months, A new one I bought says 10168, so it was made on the 168th day of 2010 (June 17, 2010).


Interesting. Thanks for sharing.
post #7 of 9
I probably would'n't use it on the cake, but could be used to cover your cake board with. Unless of course it smells too bad even for that. I'm sure you put your cake on it's own board anyway so it wouldn't be touching the cake.
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post #8 of 9
I wouldn't use it on a cake for a customer (and even for my family) for sure, but if you want to try some new technique o a particular design on a dummy, it could be handy.
Paula
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post #9 of 9
I agree with Panel - I wouldn't use it on something that was going to be eaten.
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