Peanut sauce has a special place in Thailand, from royal cuisine to street food
Rich and pure but never overpowering, our ready-to-use peanut sauce is the spicy sidekick of satay, a grilled delight of skewered meat or fish, and also brings a tangy warmth to salads, tofu, noodles or wraps
@brennyn@shahnm Yeah, capsaicin is produced as a pesticide, so it makes sense that it would act as a good preservative. Usually plenty of it in Thai sauces (though these are mild—wonder if it’s “Thai mild,” which would be on the spicy end of the American scale, or “American mild,” which would be on the flavorless end of the Thai scale).
@jeffcohen@Kyeh And the time prior to that, with the Escalating To Absurdity pricing. The final round was amusing to watch, as people reflexively hit the Buy button and then, realizing that the price was in three digits, hurriedly went back and cancelled that sucker. The number sold kept bouncing up and down, and the map of states where the purchasers were located kept having places shift back to “Nope”.
@volcs0 Don’t see the ingredient list, but it’s a safe bet at least the peanut sauce isn’t. Thai peanut sauce is basically just peanut butter and fish sauce (and maybe soy sauce). Fish sauce is in lots of other Thai dishes in unexpected places, too; even if it doesn’t taste fishy, it may still have it.
@picciano It’s “best by,” and the Coconut & Peanut sauces are best by February. Most agree that these will be good for many months after the dating. This is why we’re selling 12 for nearly the price of 1
@troy For once, I’m with you on that. I’ve had a number of Thai curry packs get forgotten on the shelf past their sell-by date, and so far all of them have been OK when finally opened. I haven’t seen this brand before, but I can go through four of them before the sell-by easily, and that’s enough to get my money’s worth even if they really don’t keep much longer.
@picciano Best by is just that when the product is still per the mfg most fresh and flavorful. Its not bad a day or month later. Most shelf stable preserved foods will last months to years past a labeled best by date. You may find the food to be lacking in flavor or texture, but its still edible. I’ve found sauces 3yrs past best by and tasted, they were fine, albeit maybe not as fresh or flavorful as a new item.
@outdoorslife@picciano For things that are truly shelf stable, the best-by date is often exactly two years after the date of packing; almost nothing sold as food in the US is allowed to have a longer store-shelf period. But conversely, processors also know that they don’t have to make their product any more stable than two years’ worth, so they often will cheapen down to spec where they can. The problem is that you never know which paradigm applies…