Week 10 – 2 Minute Sip – Did You Know Soda-Pop Expires: Check Your Fridge Today…

With the amount of chemicals and beverage additives in carbonated drinks, it shouldn’t surprise you that they are formulated to last a really, really long time. Just to give you a perspective of the shelf life, food scientists estimate that diet soda is good for up to 4 months past its shelf life expiry date, while soda with regular sugar content can safely be consumed up to 9 months after its listed expiration date.

If you pop open a can of soda that’s been sitting around for a while, your own senses and good judgment will serve you well in determining whether or not it is still good. You should pour old pop into a glass and observe its character and consistency before drinking it; if it no longer fizzes up, or if it appears watery and there aren’t any bubbles, don’t consume it. There are some health risks associated with drinking expired soft drinks.

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