Making mince pies at my parents' house over Christmas, I was flabbergasted to see an array of very old spices and such in their cupboard. The ginger label indicated 'Best Before 1991', making it at least 22 years old. Blimey! I didn't want to risk it and nipped out to get some fresh stuff from the market.
I had a good rummage, and here's what else I found. They stopped 1/2 pence being legal tender in the UK in 1984, so the food colouring is probably well over 30 years old seeing as I remember my mum using it to colour playdough when I was a toddler!
What's lurking in your cupboards?
Here's a photo of the two chefs - the half apron I'm wearing was handmade by my grandmother in the early 1960s apparently, and the plates are 1950s Woolworths.