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Does Hidden Valley Ranch mix expire?

Last Updated: 26th March, 2021

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Can I use it past the Best By date? The bottled Hidden Valley® dressing and Hidden Valley® For Everything Topping and Dip will continue to have the best flavor up to four weeks past the flavor date. After this, the vinegar flavor will tend to become stronger as the dressing goes beyond the best flavor date.

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Similarly, you may ask, does dry ranch dressing mix go bad?

Storage time shown is for best quality only - after that, the ranch salad dressing's texture, color or flavor may change, but in most cases, it will still be safe to consume if it has been stored properly, the package is undamaged, and there are no signs of spoilage (see below).

Additionally, does Hidden Valley Ranch go bad? According to doesitgobad.com, most bottled ranch dressings can be safe to eat for a couple years after purchase, if left unopened. This is based on the dressing being good for at least a couple months after the printed expiration date. If you've opened it, then just be sure it doesn't smell bad or look moldy.

Keeping this in view, how long can you use ranch dressing after expiration date?

about 6 to 9 months

How long does homemade ranch last in the fridge?

about 1 week

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