Meringue Powder... Expiration Date?

Baking By sweetsforfli Updated 22 Dec 2009 , 9:00pm by nutjob

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sweetsforfli Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 7:06am
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Hi everyone!
By any chance, does anyone know if meringue powder has an expiration date?
I have some leftover a couple of months ago and I was checking the container and there is no expiration date...
I was just wondering.
Does anybody know?
Thank you and have a good day!
Sweetsforfli

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TexasSugar Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 7:23pm
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I want to say it has a shelf life of a year or so. I'd use it if I had it sitting around for a couple of months.

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sweetcravings Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 7:37pm
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I keep meringue powder in my pantry at all times for when i want to make cookies. I wouldn't hesitate to use it. I've had some in there that was six months old and it still was fine. hth

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TracyLH Posted 22 Dec 2009 , 1:18pm
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This is going to sound odd, but if it smells 'off', don't use it. I had some tucked away that I had missed and upon opening it, realized that can was a no-go.

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nutjob Posted 22 Dec 2009 , 9:00pm
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I think it's a year once opened.
but like Tracy says, do a smell check.

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