I received this jar of marmalade awhile back from my friend, Kazumi.(Thank you!) Actually the expiration date has come and gone already on it.
I think the expiration dates on most food items here are a bit too strict. Some are only 2 weeks after being manufactured. Though I do understand if something is "raw", it would need a short expiration period. But for the most part, most food things like canned or bottled items can go "years" without spoiling.
Sometimes I think the Japanese are controlled by the dates on their food. Me, I use my nose, if it doesn't smell bad, we eat it. As long as there isn't anything fuzzy growing on it or it isn't slimy, we eat it.
Anyway, after receiving this marmalade, I didn't know what to do with it. I thought it would be sour. But after reading the ingredients on the label, I realized, it may not be so sour after all.
There was honey, as well as kanten (agar-agar) in there. I opened the jar the other day and put some onto our toast with some cream cheese....delicious. Not sour at all. The lime is sliced so thinly that you don't even notice it.
p.s. there is something wrong with blogger...I can't upload photos how I've normally done so. Hopefully you can see this photo, I uploaded through Flickr. I'll try to re-do the photo after blogger fixes their server---fixed now, thanks blogger!