As I am sat here muching away on philadelphia which is a month out of date it got me thinking. Me and my partner have totally opposite opinions when it comes to things like this. I don't pay much attention to expiry dates and usually go by look/smell/taste - bar meat as I am too scared ha. He would have a heart attack if he knew what I was eating right now! However I bought the mini tubs of philadelphia which contain one portion each and I am not keen on throwing them all away. They are individually sealed and are absolubtly fine! I had a tub of clotted cream which I didn't open until the date it expired. I went back to the fridge 2 days later to get it to have with my cake and what? It was gone!!!!! MrCrazy's mother had thrown it out because it was 'out of date' - you can see where he gets it from! I was trying to explain to MrCrazy that it would have been fine as it had only been open 2 days and was only 2 days out of date. It's not like the day after expiry the food sudden becomes soiled! But obviously he was having none of it! I was actually rather annoyed that it had been thrown away without even asking me but nevermind. So what do you think about expiry dates? Are you overly cautious like MrCrazy or do you play it by ear like me?