Flour tortillas - how long do they last?

@mommyboo (13198)
United States
August 3, 2010 2:48pm CST
I am asking this because I have an unopened bag I have had in my pantry. Since it hasn't been opened and they still feel fresh (flexible, soft, no indication of discoloration or mold), are they still okay to keep in the pantry or should I store them in the fridge? I was reading stuff that said to freeze them - but they are past the expiration date on the bag. Just wondering what other people do and if that's a guideline based on an OPENED bag or if you just throw it out because it's past the date, opened or not.
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@PDBME2 (1023)
• United States
3 Aug 10
I would open the bag to see if they smell funny or have mold. I usually keep mine in the refrigerator never tried to put them in a pantry.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Aug 10
If they aren't open and they aren't green, I keep them. But if they're past the expiration and I can't use them right away, I will either refrigerate or freeze them as soon as I notice that.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
5 Aug 10
How far are they past the expiration date? I ask because I will typically eat things that are up to a week past the expiration date if I've stored it as directed on the package. However, if I have messed up and not stored things the way that it says to on the package, then I would probably just toss them. I know it is difficult to throw away food, but I'd rather do that than to risk someone in my family getting sick.
@jb78000 (15173)
4 Aug 10
i think you should move them to the fridge, and use them up quickly when you open them. if bread isn't mouldy and doesn't smell funny it is probably fine. some things you need to be really careful with, such as cooked rice and seafood, but bread past its expiration rarely causes problems.
• Mexico
3 Aug 10
I would give it a few days past exp. then throw it out. Its mainly bread. So aslong as there is no mold, you should be ok.