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Best before sell by date!

Friday, October 12, 2012

I'm interested to know what that actually means!

For instance I've just eaten half a packet of poppy and sesame thins, whose best before date was 8.9.12

They looked find. They tasted fine. Ah, I've got it! Their calorie content diminishes past their sell by date. It counts down like uranium on a Geiger counter. No???

Oh dear, are you sure?


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4DOGNIGHT 10/19/2012 7:13AM

    I think it is true that calories reduce after the date. But only if you throw it out!

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AKELAZ 10/19/2012 7:10AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Always subscribed to the notion that food pinched from other peoples' plates was completely devoid of calories - which may account for the habit of my children, when little, of surrounding with both arms any plate containing chips that was put in front of them! Tut Tut!!

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TIZSLIM 10/16/2012 7:46PM


Best before means just that - advice if you like. Whereas Use by is a warning. I prefer your theory though. As for chiccantal's comment, that is just nonsense. Just an hour ago I had an 8 day old ribbit, ribbit, ribbit...............

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STFRENCH 10/15/2012 8:12AM

    If only!! emoticon

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GARDENQE2 10/14/2012 4:16PM

    While cleaning out my freezer last spring, I found a box of chocolates (a gift?) by date, 2003. I tried one; it seemed OK. I put them on the table when my card club came over. As the afternoon progressed, the chocolates disappeared.

I wonder if they were completely calorie free??

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ILIKETOZUMBA 10/14/2012 1:27PM

    LOL I wish that were true! But yeah, I totally eat stuff after its "best by..." date. If it looks and smells okay, my philosophy is that it's probably okay to eat! We were blessed with the evolutionary history to back up this concept - using our senses to determine what's okay to eat. I don't care what the yogurt tub says, if it smells okay I'm gonna eat it! Haven't poisoned myself so far. :)

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/14/2012 12:14PM


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CHICCHANTAL 10/14/2012 12:05PM

    I'm sorry to break this to you but calorie content doubles every day past the sell by date and if they are more than a week old you turn into a frog.

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JULIA1154 10/13/2012 11:32PM

  What a delightful theory - most likely a corollary to the assertion that foods consumed standing up have no calories.... emoticon

Thank you for making me smile this evening.

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SCREWIE 10/13/2012 6:22AM

    Some info here:

I prefer the calorie reduction theory, though emoticon

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BLITZEN40 10/12/2012 5:30PM

    Love your theory on calories reducing after the sell date! lol Wouldn't it be nice if calories had a short shelf life? We'd all be waiting until everything in our pantries expired before we ate it! Thanks for the chuckle. emoticon

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CIPHER1971 10/12/2012 5:30PM

    I think the taste is just meant to start to diminish (and maybe the nutritional content) after that date.

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PJBONARRIGO 10/12/2012 5:28PM

    Wouldn't that be nice if it were true LOL emoticon

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ALIDOSHA 10/12/2012 5:25PM

    I wonder too...

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