Cleaning out a house that hasn’t been purged in a while always comes with some sort of discovery. It could be nostalgic, it could be smelly, it could be something you’d given up looking for months or years before…but cleaning out one’s freezer is always particularly harrowing.
There’s always something lurking at the bottom that you’ve forgotten every existed, right?
And these 12 people’s freezers and cabinets really took their hoarding to the extreme!
12. They sell stuff like that in way too big of bottles.
You literally need it like one time!
I’ve used this photo in a couple of similar threads.
That’s Nov 6 1983.
My mum let me chuck it out. pic.twitter.com/pq90TbGEg4
— Matho2 Revenge of the Words (@MathoLtd) May 11, 2020
11. Alls well that ends well, I suppose.
It would have been a different tale had everyone gotten violently ill.
A few years ago my mother made jam with fruit we picked 35 years earlier that came out of the freezer. It was lovely.
— Gert O’Rourke (@gertorourke) May 11, 2020
10. Wait, doesn’t rice last forever?
I guess now we’ll never know.
I cleared out the food cupboards a few years ago & came across a box of risotto rice that was 20 yrs out of date . The thing is we’d moved 14 yrs prior to this so it was already 6 yrs out of date when we moved! 😬😬😬 I wasn’t brave enough to try it 🤣🤣🤣
— Rosie Dicken (@RosieDicken) May 10, 2020
9. No one will ever drink those.
Except maybe he did, to be polite.
My mother in law offered us beers that she ‘will never drink’ (widowed last year) pic.twitter.com/quOjJyenkz
— #Hellomynameis Karen (@kppow71) May 11, 2020
8. There’s a reason that got tossed in the freezer.
They “forgot about it,” sure.
When mum died and we emptied her freezer in 2018 I found a sachet of the fish chowder I had made and frozen in December 1983.
— Chris Batey (@ChrisBatey8) May 10, 2020
7. She was going to eat that…eventually.
That is just wrong, y’all.
Cleaned out my mother’s cupboards a few years back to find a half used jar of mincemeat going back every year to 1980. We moved house in 87 so she moved at least 7 open and out of date jars with her. She is still annoyed we threw it away.
— mitchy (@jkm_1975) May 10, 2020
6. Idk those look like they might be okay.
Or maybe spring rolls just sound good right now.
Damn it…so close…. pic.twitter.com/M96Rp1Nuif
— Stuart Allum (@stallum20) May 10, 2020
5. I’m pretty sure the whole point of SPAM is that it lasts forever.
So you needn’t throw it out.
Eek I could have sent her my 25 year old spam to make a pie. pic.twitter.com/1ErhnotiBv
— Susan Locke (@SusanLocke7) May 10, 2020
4. That’s a lot of Christmases that good pudding went to waste.
What a shame.
My Nans 22 year old Xmas Pudding pic.twitter.com/VqADohpSO6
— Adam Reeve (@adamreeve87) May 10, 2020
3. Oh my goodness this is sooooo much nope.
I have no idea why this is a thing people would eat when it’s fresh.
Not quite as old… but not far off 😂 pic.twitter.com/8WSLPgaZcR
— X MÆtt S-LXXXIV 🤲🧼🌱 (@Mercifull) May 10, 2020
2. I’d eat those, let’s be honest.
It’s just baking supplies.
Have we the same mother!? She was in hospital after an accident last year, the stuff I found at home…….
Chocolate from 3 to 6 years past it’s date! pic.twitter.com/asiXKdgeTo
— Beardy Bloke (@sgraIRL) May 10, 2020
1. I would have used it.
What in it could go bad, exactly?
Needed to borrow some food colouring for some baking my daughter was doing….mother came to the rescue with a bottle of food colouring…..from 1997!!! 😂😂 needless to say we left it out of the baking! pic.twitter.com/NAWmoQTeuv
— LDayus63 (@lauraday84) May 10, 2020
Those freezers probably weren’t happy having to give up those goods after decades!
I think the people who shrugged and went ahead and ate it are my favorite. Those brave souls. Bless.