Thursday, November 03, 2011

A serious dilemma

I've been having a clear-out and look what I found in the back of my desk cupboard:
Trouble is the Best Before date is:
So my dilemma is: do I eat it anyway?

Can I really throw chocolate in the bin?


13 comments:

Furtheron said...

Eat it



'BEST BEFORE': foods are still safe to eat after the date as long as they are not damaged, deteriorated or perished

* The 'best before' date simply indicates that the product may have lost some its quality after this date passes.
* Foods can be legally sold after a 'best before' date (as long as they are not damaged, deteriorated or perished).
* You can expect these foods to retain their colour, taste, texture and flavour as long as they are stored correctly.
* Common 'best before' foods include canned foods, cereals, biscuits, sauces, chocolate, sugar, flour and frozen foods.


From http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/consumers/food-labels/label-facts/best-before-and-use-by-dates/

ricj28sce said...

Eat it or bring it on Tuesday and watch me eat it and see if i keel over afterwards

Liz said...

Eaten. I shall blame you, furtheron, if I die.

jams o donnell said...

Give hubby a bit and wait ten minutes! What are we men for?

jams o donnell said...

Ah too late I see!

Liz said...

We shared it, jams. It had a very slightly past its best flavour but still good!

katney said...

Ah, too late here, too. If you want advice from this side of the pond, you will have to wait till we wake up.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Good . You ate it . And , of course , you survived .
The sell by date is only a guide line .... even salt has a sell by date , here .
Salt ?????!

Suburbia said...

HOW, HOW did you keep it so long?!!!!!!!!

(I'm with Graham)

sally in norfolk said...

glad to see you have eaten it... never let chocolate go to waste :-)

Leslie: said...

HOW could you have FORGOTTEN you had CHOCOLATE in your DESK???? lol

nick said...

Nothing to worry about. Most best-by dates are a load of nonsense. I once had some grated parmesan that was two years past its best-by date. It tasted fine and I'm still alive to tell the tale.

Liz said...

Sorry, katney. I couldn't leave chocolate that long!!

Salt, sonata? The world has gone crazy.

it must have dropped down the back of my papers and I forgot about it, sub!

Absolutely, sally.

I must have hidden it from myself and then forgotten it, leslie!