I regularly clean out our pantry once per year, but and when I clean out the pantry, I donate all the nonperishable items to a local organization.
At times, a local charity will leave a plastic bag on our door and ask that we fill it with nonperishable goods, so, I am regularly giving away food because it’s the right thing to do especially if I won’t use the items right away, but well, it has been 2 years since I cleaned out our pantry, however recently, I acquired a single of those plastic bags which forced myself and others to pull some items out. While I was finding canned goods to place into the bags, I came across a jar of honey that I had bought from a farmer’s market over 2 years ago; Of course, because it was a local vendor, there was no expiration date on the container, however in fact, there was no label on the jar, so I wasn’t even sure what farm this honey came from, but the honey still looked good, but I wasn’t sure if honey would expire after a while. So, after I packed the bag for the charity, I did a quick search to determine the expiration date of honey. Turns out, as long as honey is stored regularly it will never go terrible and is safe to use, but however, over time, the honey will change colors or may crystallize however as long as it is in a clean air-slender glass bag away from a heat source, then the honey could potentially last forever. This means that honey has no shelf life which is good to know. I would’ve hated it if I had to toss out the bottle that I found in our pantry.