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are my chips still good?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Zaphan58, 16 Feb 2006.

  1. Zaphan58

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    It may sound an odd question but I left my frozen chips out by accident and they half defrosted. Anyway I slung them back in the freezer and read the back of the bag. It says something about not using them once they have defrosted or something along those lines although I dont see why not its just potatoe right? :confused:
  2. Visage


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    It is just potato, but there may be all sorts of bugs on the surface of the chips that have been reawakened and bred.

    Better to just sling them out for the sake of a few quids worth of chips.....
  3. dirtydog


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    Eww I wouldn't eat them personally.

    (I expected this thread to be about casinos btw :p)
  4. The_TailGunner

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    meh- they'll prolly be ok- cooking them will kill any germs- i know of no bacteria that will survive a 200c oven

    the act of freezing causes the water in the tissue cells of the potato to expand, often bursting the cells....freezing/defrosting/freezing would cause the...uhmm..structural integrity...of the chip to degrade...

  5. Nathan


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    they ll be fine you big wuss
  6. Otacon


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    It's probably more of a quality thing, rather than a food safety one.
  7. trojan698


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    eat them and post your results. vomitting, added flavour, etc.
  8. Zaphan58

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    Sounds good enough to me then, they shall be consumed along with the rest of my meal tonight. :D
  9. shifty_uk


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    Thought it was about PC hardware :)

    Not sure if they'll be ok or not, but just throw them in the oven anyway, if they dont look too healthy, bin them :)
  10. Etaqua


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    Chip benchmarks. :D
  11. Pug


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    they'll be fine...

    and if they dont, we all need a healthy dose of e coli every now and then :D
  12. Le_Petit_Lapin


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    Are you frying them?

    Hot oil kills all. You'll be fine.
  13. Stan_Lite

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    Eat them, they'll be fine :)

    Stan :)

    E-mail in trust to get solicitor's details for any lawsuits :p
  14. Shifter_Hull

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    lol throw um out not worth the risk of food poison for a few quid
  15. Droolinggimp


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    Ok.. I have worked in food retail for 14 years now and have always said to customers not to re-freeze anything. I know for a fact that re-freezing food is OK as long as it is cooked properly..

    Putting your chips back in the freezer will be ok.

    Theres been a lot of times I have took a chicken out of freezer and not used it and put it back in only to use it months later. Im still here.. Same with any products really..

    3 minutes in oven or on stove at anything above 100oc will kill any harmfull nasties that may lurk on the food...

    Btw any people here ever eat fish and cod in perticular? If so Have you ever had a small little worm type thing on your fish???? Let me know..
  16. Treefrog


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    I'm curious/worried. Tell me more.
  17. fatiain


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    AARRGGHH, Camel-Spider Larvae.
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    lol - too early in a morning to stop myself laughing.
  19. fatiain


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    Go and watch the comedy cats again. :D