First up, let me say that I am not judging any of these people. I have found ancient food in my fridge, my freezer, and in one unforgettable moment, a potato that had fallen behind a cabinet and was no longer recognizable (except for the stench).
That is how I know, with 100% certainty, that some finds just have to be shared – and I think these 16 items definitely fall into that category.
16. The face I just made is hard to describe.
Nothing about this is okay.
My Dad ate 17 year old ribs from his chest freezer and his response to my abject horror was: “Just whack em in’t microwave. They’ll be reet.” pic.twitter.com/y2wo9OL7zg
— 𝕬∴𝕬∴ DESTROYER! DESTROYER! (@allyallyally_) May 10, 2020
15. Twenty-five years is a long time.
I’m not sure that’s still going to puff up.
14. You know this is old.
Because no one keeps that anymore.
Maybe it could go nice with this 33 year old cod liver oil we found cleaning out my grandmothers fridge pic.twitter.com/f2zd7uABQh
— Nels (@bluetigerlefty) May 10, 2020
13. These are a mere 10 years old.
They are corndogs, though – barely food – so they should be fine.
I found 10 year old corndogs…..I am eating them on the 24th of this month when they are exactly 10. the headlines will read, ‘buffoon defeats covid but succumbs to 10 year old carnival fare’. pic.twitter.com/REo7cYRiV4
— Mini Mao (@monotonous65) May 10, 2020
12. I did this the other day.
Cheese was a bit congealed but nobody died.
Made this mac and cheese with something I found in the freezer and later realized it was from 2006. At least it tased good, but whoops. pic.twitter.com/Joscm2X6GP
— PLUMPKIN (@PLUMPKIN) May 10, 2020
11. That’s what you call vintage.
I should know; it’s older than I am.
thats nothing mum has found this in the cuboard from 1976 pic.twitter.com/dBsb0FWw2h
— Anthony Mcdonnell (@MrFluffy2) May 10, 2020
10. That’s…sweet? I guess?
As long as you don’t eat the jelly.
When my stepmother’s mother passed away, my parents cleared out the basement with all the preserving jars full of stuff. They dated back to the early 60s or something. My stepmother kept a glass of jelly from each year her children were born – 1983, 1988, and 1991.
— Katta Strophe (@ginfizzlybear) May 11, 2020
9. That can has seen some stuff.
Which makes sense, because who on earth would eat it?
Shush all and regard the catering size tin of ox tongue in my mother’s fridge. It’s been there since 1971. Houses and fridges have changed around it. And yet it watches and waits … pic.twitter.com/Bv3XIK6FZo
— Julia Christie (@JuliaChristie11) May 10, 2020
8. Yeah, that’s probably a bad sign.
Too bad. Throwing out alcohol is tragic.
I found this yesterday… would have tried it, but couldn’t actually pour it out of the bottle so took that as a sign 😬 pic.twitter.com/OVx6RIV7uZ
— Andrea Baker (@ajbaker2011) May 11, 2020
7. I guess that poor turkey got the last laugh…
From turkey heaven, I suppose, but still.
Helping my Belfast mother clean out her chest freezer, we found a nearly 6-year old turkey at the bottom. It got thrown out but not without us adult children holding mock funeral for bird’s tragic wasted life. Mam was mortified!
— Johanne Devlin Trew (@jd_trew) May 11, 2020
6. That sounds like it was a fun day.
If you’re into gross stuff.
Somewhere I have a photo of the bottled raspberries we threw out when we cleared Grandma’s house in 2015.
Dated in the mid 60s. Now battleship grey floating in viscous plasma.
They went off like incendiary bombs when I threw them into the skip.
— BettyStovesEyes (@BettyStovesEyes) May 10, 2020
5. 1982 was a good year for pineapple cheese spread.
Maybe the only year.
amate*r. What does she have from the early 1980s?! pic.twitter.com/EB4J3GCJf5
— Carl Robert Keyes (@TradeCardCarl) May 10, 2020
4. What is “coffee whitener?” Creamer?
If it’s like shelf-stable creamer here I’m pretty sure it lasts forever.
Clearing out the shed and found coffee whitener that expired in Dec’99.
1) I don’t drink coffee
2) I don’t shop in asda
3) Moved here in Jan 2004 pic.twitter.com/CmjxQGex2U
— Dave Wilson (@dave_wilson78) May 11, 2020
3. I’m guessing she was not much of a cook.
I wonder if she’s improved or was still insulted.
Hahahaha. I found lasagne cooked by my 11 year old daughter in 2001 when we cleaned out our freezer last year. She turned 30 last month.
— Pat Tyrrell (@PatTyrrell1) May 10, 2020
2. This seems like it would be okay.
Isn’t that the whole point of drying herbs?
This ended up in our dinners last week, 30 year old dried herbs found in the back of the cupboard 🤦🏻♂️ pic.twitter.com/VODtXu9V31
— Nick Carpenter (@nickyc101) May 11, 2020
1. I feel like that bottle might be worth something.
Not the flat and worthless cola, but the bottle.
— Dank Neo-Traditional Arch Memes (@THICCtorianChad) May 10, 2020
I am as stunned as I am amused – great combination.
What’s the oldest thing you’ve ever unearthed from a freezer? Tell us about it in the comments!