Overheard at Goodwill...
"Spices don't go bad. They last for years!"
Talk about making my stomach cringe! The people in question were looking at a couple of those spice jar sets that you can pick up at your local big box discount store that are already filled with dried spices.
Now, the spice gods only know how long those spices had been in those jars and these ladies did not appreciate me saying "well, yeah, in fact spices do have a shelf life. You really don't want to use spices that you don't know how long they have been sitting around." One of them looked at me and said "Well, I have some that I have been using for years and years (shudder) so you have no idea what you are talking about!"
Well, yeah, I do, I have studied about them, but still. How long have you kept a spice around?