skip to content

FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $60! *Limited to domestic U.S. orders only.

Discussion Forum

Topic: Shelf Life for Gel/Paste Icing colors
donnahad 09/09/2010 12:41 PM
I was wondering what the shelf life of gel/paste icing colors are since there is no expiration date on it? The reason I ask I had 3 black Wilton jars and they got a horrible odor/taste when used. I really don't think I had them that long. May have been a bad batch of gel/paste from factory. Anyone else had this problem?
ponyjockey 09/09/2010 1:02 PM
Mine get very gloopy sometimes but I just have to put in some clear vanilla extract and they are fine. I have heard of having colors past down from mother to daughter and they are still good. Some people even prefer the old ones to the brand new ones!!
mmumsie 09/09/2010 4:37 PM
Black and red food coloring can have a bitter taste. Is your coloring spoiled? Couldn't say. Did you ever stick a dirty toothpick in or get icing inside the containers?

My icing jar philosophy: "If in doubt, throw it out." However, if you think it's okay, I add glycerin to restore it's former consistency.