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how long does soymilk really last?

Debbie W. | Oct 24, 200503:00 PM     4

I bought some Silk brand vanilla soymilk 3 or 4 weeks ago, and opened it right away. This is the first time I have purchased soymilk. The stamped date on the 1/2 gallon container is 12/8/05, but the container also says that it will stay "fresh" in the refrigerator for 7-10 days after opening. I had some late last week on cereal, and it still seemed fine.

How do I know when I can't drink it anymore? What does "fresh" mean in the context of soymilk, like what will happen if it's no longer fresh? What's a realistic timeframe?

I really like the product and one of the selling points is that it lasts longer than milk which is a big deal in my house where I'm the only milk consumer and not a frequent consumer at that.

Also, any thoughts or recommendations re: the brands of soymilk sold at TJ's?

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