Originally Posted by Hajo Flettner
By the way, I got some old El Basha and the boxes are clearly stained from with juice yet the plastic wrap is sealed. Should I assume that the stuff has gone bad?
That is hard to say, Hajo. I picked up two tubs of older El Basha from a local Arabic market earlier this year. Both production dates were 2005. One strawberry and one grape, both leaking. The grape rehydrated just fine and the taste was pleasant. The strawberry didn't fare so well.