Grandma’s Pantry Reveals Pear-fect Time Capsule from 1999

A visit to a grandparent’s home often brings back memories, but for TikTok user Karinne, it led to a surprising discovery. Delving into her grandmother’s pantry, she found a collection of food items that had long passed their expiration dates.

From a jar of Pillsbury Creamy Supreme Cream Cheese that expired in 2014 to a Jello Cherry Cheesecake package from April 2000, the pantry seemed to be a time capsule of forgotten food items.

However, the most shocking find was a homemade pear mixture canned in September 1999, which emitted a foul odor when opened. Here’s the full story.

A Pantry Full of Surprises

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In her TikTok videos, Karinne delves into her grandmother’s pantry, revealing an array of items that have been stored for years.

The video caption humorously states,

“My grandma is gonna kill me, but pears from 1999 are INSANE.”

As the video unfolds, viewers are presented with a well-stocked pantry, and a text overlay sets the tone:

“Y’all, so I got curious at my grandma’s house and wanted to check how much expired food she had.”

Karinne then guides the audience through the pantry’s contents, showcasing a variety of items from pasta and sauces to canned fruits.

@monogamy96 My grandma is gonna kill me but pears from 1999 is INSANE ‼️ #CapCut #screammovie #VozDosCriadores ♬ original sound – Karinne

More Expired Food

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Karinne’s exploration of her grandmother’s pantry turned into a humorous and somewhat shocking revelation of just how long some food items had been stored.

With a mix of disbelief and amusement, she remarked,

“I want to check the dates and see how old this stuff is because this is ridiculous.”

The first items she showcased were a jar of Pillsbury Creamy Supreme Cream Cheese that expired in December 2014, followed by a Jello Cherry Cheesecake package from April 2000, and breadcrumbs that should have been used by March 2019.

As she delved deeper into the pantry, Karinne emphasized,

“See, the thing is, my grandmother has food. But if you eat any of this stuff, you might just die. Like, no cap.”

The journey through the pantry continued with more outdated items. A can of pears from 2002 stood out, with Karinne humorously noting it expired “before some of y’all were born.”

She also found a can of cranberry sauce from November 2016 and a can of vegetarian vegetable soup, which she found amusing since her grandmother isn’t even vegetarian.

The Mystery of the 1999 Pears

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Karinne’s exploration of her grandmother’s pantry took an even more shocking turn when she stumbled upon a homemade pear mixture from September 1999.

Holding up the can, she exclaimed,

“No way in h— somebody could eat this. First of all, where the f— are the pears?”

Curiosity got the better of her, and she decided to open the can. The smell that emanated from it was so repulsive that she nearly gagged.

“This is insane,” she remarked, still in disbelief.

“These are pears from 1999 that were canned. I gave them to my grandma. And it smells like death.”

In a follow-up video, Karinne showcased another mysterious can filled with an unidentifiable liquid. Holding it up, she humorously commented,

“If you eat this, you’re going to die. If you survive from eating this, you can survive COVID-19. What is this? Eww.”

Viewer’s Amused Reaction

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The discovery of the ancient pears and other expired food items in Karinne’s grandmother’s pantry became a comedic goldmine for TikTok users. The comments section was flooded with witty remarks and references.

Many users drew parallels between the aged pears and the “sploosh” from the popular movie “Holes,” suggesting that the pears might have fermented into a form of moonshine over the years.

One user humorously pointed out the age of the pears, commenting, “The pears… are older than me.” Another user, highlighting the potential health risks of the pantry’s contents, remarked,

“That pantry is a biohazard.”

Some users were curious about the grandmother’s perspective on the whole situation. One commented, “LOL I need a video with you asking her about this, ’cause ain’t no way,” expressing a desire to see Karinne confront her grandmother about the ancient food items.

Maximizing Pantry Efficiency

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To avoid expired items in your pantry, it’s essential to organize and declutter periodically. Start by removing everything, cleaning the shelves, and checking expiration dates. Discarding expired items not only ensures safety but also makes space for fresh stock.

Consider implementing an organizing system, perhaps by creating zones for common groups of items like spices, grains, and snacks. This approach ensures visibility and easy access. Remember, a well-organized pantry can inspire homemade meals, making dinner prep a breeze. However, it’s crucial to be mindful of what you store.

For instance, perishable items, cleaning products, and pet food are best kept elsewhere to maintain pantry hygiene and efficiency.

Understanding Expiration Dates

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Expiration dates often refer to quality rather than safety. For instance, many food products remain safe to consume past their labeled date. However, it’s always wise to evaluate the food’s quality before deciding its fate.

Different labels like “Best If Used By” indicate peak taste and quality, while “Use By” suggests the optimal consumption period. It’s also worth noting that certain items, like whole grain wheat flour, can become rancid if not stored appropriately.

Regularly checking your pantry for expired or stale food can prevent potential health risks and ensure you’re consuming fresh and safe products.

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