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Is My Tofu Spoiled?

Aloha Tofu says “use four out of your five senses”.  Four because the fifth would be “hear” and you obviously can’t hear your tofu.  If you can…you need help.

So back to your tofu.  If it’s past the expiration date and you still want to eat it, obey your senses to safely do so.

#1 – Sight – If your tofu’s water is yellow, slimy, or thick, there’s a good chance that it’s spoiled.

#2 – Smell – If you dare to open the package and catch a whiff of that sour, fermented smell, it IS spoiled!

#3 – Touch – If you don’t want to believe that your tofu is spoiled, try touching it.  If the outside is slimy and the inside has a “gelatiny” substance seeping out of it, please DO NOT EAT IT!  It’s definitely spoiled!

#4 – Taste – If you must taste it, go ahead.  It won’t kill you, but you may get an awful stomach ache.  If it’s sour, it’s spoiled.

To prevent your tofu from spoiling before the expiration date, try not to open it and keep it in the back of the refrigerator until you plan to use it.  This may help your tofu to last at least one day after it should expire.

When you open it before the expiration date, your tofu may last if you change your tofu’s water every day.  Before you eat it, either boil your tofu or microwave it on a low setting.

When you find yourself involved in the mystery of tofu, remember our rules and obey your senses.

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    またひとりだけのひっこしの場合には、有名な引越業者の格安パックのようなものが認められますからそちらを活用すればスムーズにひとりだけのひっこしが完了します。ということでひっこし会社は自分の引っ越のスタイルやひっこしの目的に合わせてチョイスするといいと思いますし、ひっこし運送サービスをチョイスするときには、は色々と比較して選ぶといいのではないかと思いますから、ひっこし会社を区別によって選んだり自分のひっこしライフスタイルや大きさなどに合わせてて選択するのがいいかもしれないですね。
    よく見かける引越し業者を選ぶいいところとバッドポイントについて紹介したいと思います。よく知られているひっこし配送サービスは名前が通っていて認知度も高く、有名な引越運送サービスなら安心だと思っている人も多いかもしれませんが、実は有名だからといって現場次第で雑なサービスのところも存在すると考えるべきでしょう。そんなこんなで有名な引っ越運送サービスのメリットは、コストのかからない訪問見積もりが基本的にあるので、金額やサービスを事前に見積もってもらうことができて便利だと思います。また大手引越会社のメリットは安心感や信頼も高いと思いますし、梱包の丁寧さ、傷のトラブルなどの少なさも安心して任せられると思います。特によく見かけるひっこし運送業者は選べるメニューがピアノの設置や掃除といったバリエーション豊富なサービスを対応しているというのもいいところだと思います。

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