Ladies and Gentlemen of the forum: A question. Does Cornmeal go bad? This past weekend I made corn muffins, from a recipe that I’ve been using for years. It contains, pretty much what you would expect a muffin to contain: Cornmeal, All purpose flour, eggs, milk, salt, baking powder, butter, sugar. When they came out of the oven, they were not the usual color…they were slightly browner/grey-er than they usually are…almost as if I had used whole wheat flour, instead of all purpose bleached. When we ate them…they were bitter. Since I’ve made this recipe many times, I know it wasn’t the recipe. All the other ingredients were fresh. The cornmeal was about a year old, but had been kept in the refrigerator in a zip lock bag. Any ideas as to what the problem was? - Since I assumed it was the cornmeal, I threw the rest of it out.