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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-07-2014, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Best before dates?

If a drink of cola has aug 14 on it does that mean the end of august or midnight july 31st 2014?
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-07-2014, 02:10 PM
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Huh?

First of all, with something like cola I don't think you have to be that exact or concerned. Now if it was cottage cheese, then you'd have an issue lol.
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Those dates are *usually* a sell by date. Most products last longer, some last extensively longer, but it's a general guideline on when to throw something away. It really depends on the product.
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Ok thank you
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They've opened cans of food from the Second World War and found them still perfect so I don't think you need to panic!

It's odd really how we have become so dependent on "use by" dates - when you buy (or grow) fresh veg it doesn't come with a date but once there is a bit of plastic around it....... Sae thing if you forage stuff or gather your own free range eggs.
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The soda I'm drinking right now has June 15th as its expiration date. It's fine.

I eat eggs sometimes a month after their expiration dates. Or more...

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The soda I'm drinking right now has June 15th as its expiration date. It's fine.

I eat eggs sometimes a month after their expiration dates. Or more...
Suddenly... it all becomes clear....
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I knew someone would pounce on that. Good thing I didn't add that it was 2013...

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I once had a can of chicken noodle soup that was like 4 years old... looks and smells fine? Go for it.


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