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TikiTacky
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From: Colorado
Posted: 2013-07-18 6:15 pm   Permalink

BG Reynolds makes fantastic stuff, but I had to stop buying it because it spoiled before I could finish it.

 
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djmont
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Posted: 2013-07-18 7:47 pm   Permalink

Teisseire got a middling score in our rankings. Routin did the best of the mass market brands.

Opinions vary, naturally.
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TropicDrinkBoy
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Posted: 2013-07-18 8:45 pm   Permalink

I haven't had trouble with my BG Reynolds orgeat going bad but I keep it in the refrigerator once opened. I buy several bottles at a time since it is stocked by only one of my favorite liquor stores and even then it is not always available.

 
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Bender_Rodriguez
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Joined: Dec 22, 2011
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From: Arizona
Posted: 2013-07-19 09:11 am   Permalink

I wish I could've said the same I bought the big 25.4oz bottle about 3 1/2 months ago and it started developing this weird gummy brown layer on the top that no amount of shaking could get rid of. I've kept it in the fridge (albeit on the door, where I probably should have kept it in the colder back section). The taste was a bit off and one mai tai I made had little brown bits floating in it that was just extremely unappealing. While I didn't want to toss the bottle (which was certainly not cheap), I just didn't want to risk getting sick. I love their orgeat and the next time I place an order before a big party, I might just stick with the smaller 12.7oz size. I wonder if you split the large bottle up into smaller containers and freeze it (defrost as needed) how that would affect the flavor...Seems an experiment might be in order...

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On 2013-07-18 20:45, TropicDrinkBoy wrote:
I haven't had trouble with my BG Reynolds orgeat going bad but I keep it in the refrigerator once opened. I buy several bottles at a time since it is stocked by only one of my favorite liquor stores and even then it is not always available.



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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2013-07-19 11:29 am   Permalink

I tried to persuade them to offer versions with preservatives in addition to their regular offerings, but it was a no-go.

I'm having some luck storing them in the freezer, because the sugar content of some of them is high enough they still pour, but I can't imagine they'll last indefinitely.


 
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TropicDrinkBoy
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Posted: 2013-07-19 5:51 pm   Permalink

Interesting. I bought a bottle once that had some brown flakes suspended in it from the day I bought it. It tasted fine so I assumed it was residue from the almonds. Who knows! I served it to eight relatives and they all survived. I better check my stock for the more serious sounding impregnable top layer!

Soon I will post a photo of small flake residue I recently found in one of my old label Lemon Hart 151s. I had no fear as it must have been sterilized!


 
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GentleHangman
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From: Stuart, Florida
Posted: 2013-07-19 6:51 pm   Permalink

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Teisseire got a middling score in our rankings. Routin did the best of the mass market brands.


Quite true . . . but I like it better than most othes.


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Bender_Rodriguez
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Joined: Dec 22, 2011
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From: Arizona
Posted: 2013-07-19 9:51 pm   Permalink

It was more than just little flakes unfortunately. The pieces were gummy and kinda viscous, almost like dark brown tapioca (gross huh?). Ah well. Might try the freezing method next time, or just adding a neutral spirit to the bottle to preserve it.
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Interesting. I bought a bottle once that had some brown flakes suspended in it from the day I bought it. It tasted fine so I assumed it was residue from the almonds. Who knows! I served it to eight relatives and they all survived. I better check my stock for the more serious sounding impregnable top layer!

Soon I will post a photo of small flake residue I recently found in one of my old label Lemon Hart 151s. I had no fear as it must have been sterilized!



 
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TropicDrinkBoy
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Posted: 2013-07-21 07:04 am   Permalink

I agree. I wouldn't have tried it in that condition either. Sounds like it was too far gone.

 
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