I tend to keep things in the backs of cupboards and refrigerators. Perhaps for a rainy day? Perhaps the food storage idea is sometimes taken too far? Or perhaps I just plain forget about looking to see when things need to be all used up. Such was the case when I was wondering why the liquid dish detergent for dishwashing machines was all clumpy and gross as we were attempting to squeeze it out into the dishwashers compartment the other day.
At first just watery liquid poured quickly from the spout, but soon the hole was clogged with hard clumps of grainy detergent.
Does this have an expiration date? It's certainly not perishable like my milk cartons or yogurt containers.
Oh but it does. This stuff expired in September of 2004. Seriously? I must've bought it in about 2001 or 2002. Surely it doesn't go bad quickly.
Oh … it worked!
And my dishes are clean again.
Can you say CHEAP?