So I got two small jars of cheap caviar from my mother (*cough*about 5 years ago*cough*) because she hadn’t gotten around to using them (*cough*for about 5 years before that*cough*).
Do you think it’s a fair experiment to open them up and poke at them a bit to see if they are okay?
Needless to say, if there is an expiration date on these, we are way past. But sometimes those are purely hypothetical.
(no, there’s no bulging. Yes, I know to abort the plan if there are funny smells (what is a funny smell when you are talking about fish eggs? Yes, I know to abort if there is a large growth of mold.)
ETA: received following comment;
And, okay, so the glass is dark, but they’ve been packed in water and salt…you know, I’m still saying you should dump them. Salt’s great and all, but if the eggs’ve been packed in it that long then I’m thinking the salt’s had time to dissolve, and regrow around and inside the eggs…either way you’re looking at inedible.
Removed jars from cardboard packaging and saw that one of them had definite green colors going on. Disposed of them, jars unopened.