Chinese Restaurant Mustard

April 16, 2010 at 06:22:42
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.8 GHz / 2.0 Gb

1/10 if 1% Sodium Benzonate

There is no mention of an expiration date on the package.

Does this stuff ever go bad?

I've seen older packages turn more brown than yellow, which would indicate some sort of "chemical change" yet there's nothing to indicate when this stuff should be thrown out.

Anybody have any ideas?

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April 16, 2010 at 06:58:25
**See fortune cookie for expiration date**

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April 16, 2010 at 08:16:26
The stuff is good for ever.

From WIKI:

Storage and shelf life

Because of its antibacterial properties, mustard does not require refrigeration; it will not grow mold, mildew or harmful bacteria[27]. Unrefrigerated mustard will lose pungency more quickly, and should be stored in a tightly sealed, sterilized container in a cool, dark place[28]. Mustard can last indefinitely, though it may dry out, lose flavor, or brown from oxidation[29]. Mixing in a small amount of wine or vinegar will often revitalize dried out mustard. Some types of prepared mustard stored for a long time may separate, causing mustard water, which can be corrected by stirring or shaking. If stored for a long time, unrefrigerated mustard can acquire a bitter taste.


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April 16, 2010 at 08:18:34
... quit "hoarding" it !!


... Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties

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April 16, 2010 at 08:40:47

Are you suggesting that I put my life - and the life of my loved ones - in the hands of Wikipedia?

For all I know, you wrote that entry as a means to eliminate me from these forums.


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April 16, 2010 at 08:53:16
Are you suggesting that I put my life - and the life of my loved ones - in the hands of Wikipedia?

Your the one eating and feeding your family the chinese mustard.......I'm a yellow mustard guy myself, maybe a Dijon on occasion.

But if your a real mustard aficionado, try here:


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April 16, 2010 at 08:56:52
And just in case that is too far to travel you can always try:

The National Mustard Museum (formerly known as the Mount Horeb Mustard Museum) is a museum in Middleton, Wisconsin, featuring the world's largest display of prepared mustards. It is often featured in lists of unusual museums in the United States.


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April 16, 2010 at 09:49:52
Currently in my fridge you will find both yellow mustard and Dijon. I prefer the Dijon, but others in my family prefer yellow.

In the spice cabinet you'll find Mustard seed and ground mustard.

I make a pretty mean Mustard Dill bread in the bread machine and a phenomenal flat bread with Mustard and Onions - similar to this but with homemade dough.

The Chinese mustard is strictly for the Egg Rolls, Fried Rice and "dipping" noodles that we get when we order Chinese food.

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April 16, 2010 at 14:18:29
It does deteriorate. It depends what is tolerable for you. I've
noticed that the mustard served in restaurants vary in quality
especially those that come with takeout. Freshly made from dry
takes a day or so to develope flavor then it goes downhill.

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May 7, 2010 at 09:44:37
Does this stuff ever go bad?

Who needs formaldehyde?

Just dip cadavers in those mustard packets a few times, and they'd be ready in no time for "Bodies...the Exhibition."

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