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Just a guess here. I wonder if the water chestnuts were already in a stage of decomposition
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Posted to Thread #20350 at 3:24 am on Apr 4, 2011
on the shelf at the store.
Maybe the change in temperature from being chilled and then to room temperature again just aggravated the current state so as to bulge the lids due to "expansion and contraction" law?
Other messages in this thread:
- 20350. And while I'm asking questions, I bought two cans of water chestnuts. I left them on the kitchen - Curious1 - 5:15pm on 04/03/11 (8)
- Do NOT eat ANYTHING from a can/jar that is bulging or that pops. . . - mistral - 7:20pm on 04/03/11
- "When in doubt, throw it out" is my credo too! Although I haven't purchased - FloriSandy - 2:39am on 04/04/11
- There was no question about using them. I'm curious if anyone else has this problem. 3 cans in as - Curious1 - 2:45am on 04/04/11
- I have had this happen with cans, but only . . . - mistral - 3:18am on 04/04/11
- I don't think the first was the same brand as the last two. It was definitely bulged, much more - Curious1 - 1:00pm on 04/04/11
- Just a guess here. I wonder if the water chestnuts were already in a stage of decomposition - FloriSandy - 3:24am on 04/04/11
- I think this is the authoritative answer (i.e. hydrogen (aka gas))... [LINK] - FloriSandy - 3:47am on 04/04/11
- That's what I'm curious about. I couldn't believe they bulged simultaneously. I believe it had to - Curious1 - 12:51pm on 04/04/11