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Do you eat out of date food?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by mammal, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    Nah, lily - it doesn't make any difference.
    I can't remember the significance of horizontal versus vertical (one means it's fresher than the other) but either way, if it's at the bottom it's fine. A rotten egg will float!

     
  2. Milkandchalk

    Milkandchalk New commenter

    Manashee, what you now have is the perfect reason for a take-out
     
  3. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

    stick it in a glass of cold water, if it floats its gone off,
     
  4. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

    [​IMG]
    Or I could just get off my bahookey and go to Tesco...
    Not!
     
  5. It sounds as if I should be fine with my one day out of date fish pie, but there were prawns in it. I think I need a glass or two of wine now and then I can blame the food if feeling under the weather tomorrow.
     
  6. They won't have been raw prawns.
     
  7. NellyFUF

    NellyFUF Lead commenter

    We should eat past sell by date food. Yay. Old food. Yippee.
     
  8. True. I have eaten dodgy raw prawns before and lived to tell the tale.
     
  9. I eat out of date food regularly. I only throw it out when my Mum's coming to visit....
     
  10. LOL. Sorry to laugh at potentially grave situation, but this is the funniest thing I have seen all day. In fact the only funny thing I have seen, which gives you some idea of the useless pile of poo day I have had.
    Do hope egg and/or bacon goes down well. And stays down.

     
  11. lardylegs

    lardylegs Occasional commenter

    As long as it's not blue or shiny, I'll eat it.
     
  12. I trust my nose and my experience.
    Meat is one thing I am very fussy about - so I freeze it if I know I will not be using it.
    I completely ignore the "use by" dates on UK fruit and veg (we don't have that here). I once bought a butternut squash at Sainsburys which said use by "date was a week later". Utter rubbish - you can keep them for months!
     
  13. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

    I'm still alive! (feel free to cheer or boo accordingly [​IMG])
    I wendied out and had a tomato, brie and basil sandwich instead of the potentially manky egg & bacon.
    Bloody tomatoes were a bit past it though (all squishy), so it wasn't that nice a sandwich despite sounding wonderfully poncy and pretentious like. [​IMG]
    p.s. and I dropped a piece of tomato down the side of the couch
     
  14. Haven't heard that expression for yonks.
    I hate raw tomatoes so my couch is free of tomato stains (kids have to eat them at the table, I am sooooooooooooooo evil).
     
  15. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

    Serve me right for eating off my lap. Lazy cowbag that I am.
     
  16. Hang your head in shame.
    I managed to sit at a table for lunch and cover my boobs in ratatouille.
     
  17. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

  18. I buy my meat (and bacon) and cheese from the market and veg from either the farm shop or the market, all of which has NO dates on..I use ny instinct
    If you pick your own fruit or veg, they don't have dates on...
     
  19. Same here - I buy most stuff from the market or farm shop - no dates on the food there.
     
  20. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

    Tomorrow I will open and sniff the bacon and make a decision.
    Before husband gets up and catches me scoffing it.
     

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