If there's one thing that the lockdown has taught everyone, it is the art of making best out of everything. Whether it is the age-old chocolates lying in buried deep in of our fridge, or even some spices which we barely used - the lockdown is helping us make maximum use of these now. We are now digging deep into our fridges and freezer to eke out the maximum use out of whatever is available to us. One such expedition to take out unused items from the freezer led to an unexpected results. A man from Ireland retrieved a puff pastry from the bottom of his freezer which dated back to more than two decades ago.
Yes, you heard that right. The man shared the picture of a 25-year-old puff pastry that his mother had stored in their freezer. The expiry date on the packet read 'March 95' much to the collective shock of the internet. Take a look:
One of the advantages of the lockdown is that the mother is finally getting to the bottom of her giant chest freezer.— Michael Patrick (@micktheejit) May 9, 2020
Behold: 25 year old puff pastry. pic.twitter.com/lyIArR7d0V
(Also Read: 7 Foods You Should Not Store In Freezer)
Michael Patrick shared the picture of the packet of puff pastry from his freezer on Twitter. His tweet soon went viral on the micro-blogging website, with over 100k likes and 17k retweets. The frozen puff pastry was taken out of the freezer by his mother, and actually used in cooking too with surprisingly delicious results. Take a look at some more tweets in the viral Twitter thread.
For everyone following the puff pastry saga - the mother insists it's still good to eat.
She's planning on making "some kind of apple dessert thingy"
Additional information about the pastry - it's older than both of my younger siblings (April 95 & June 97)— Michael Patrick (@micktheejit) May 10, 2020
So even though the apple dessert pastry was made with a 25-year old pastry puff as base, it actually turned out to be perfectly normal in its taste. If you had any doubts about freezing as a preservation process, this Twitter thread will completely dispel them.
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