Testing 'Expired' Oatmeal
First we checked out the ingredient label. If this had been straight oatmeal, we probably wouldn’t have even bothered to check the best if used by date because straight up oatmeal is a dried grain that can last for years. The ingredients in this oatmeal medley included oatmeal, dried fruits, nuts and sugars. All those items on their own last a good long time, so we were ready for this challenge.
Opening this “expired” Oatmeal Medley package, was just like opening any other such package. There was no strange odor, nothing extra in the contents, all colors looked as they should and each texture was appropriate. So, we boiled some water and added it into the container. After a few minutes of wait time it was “go time”. Check out how it looked:
It actually looked quite delicious. Look how the dried fruits plumped! Even though I’m not a big fan of walnuts, which is actually why it was still in the cupboard almost a full year after the best before date, it was indeed quite delicious! We give this “expired” product a big thumbs up.