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Do you check sell-by dates at the supermarket?

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I went to do the weekly shop yesterday at Asda but everything had a 2 day sell by date on so I left the trolley and walked out. How do they expect me to shop for a whole week when stuff is only going … Read More
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
I went to do the weekly shop yesterday at Asda but everything had a 2 day sell by date on so I left the trolley and walked out. How do they expect me to shop for a whole week when stuff is only going to be good for a couple of days?!
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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suspended#1
im finding the same with tesco's at the mo, but the trick is to check the back of shelf as they do a rotation and move the stuff with less date on to the front
banned#2
You lift up the trays and get stuff from the bottom/back. Also food stuffs from butchers market stalls are fresher.
#3
I always check the back but I think they have got wise to this and stopped putting newer stuff out till the old stuff gets sold.
#4
I always get things from the back, but some things only have a couple of days shelf life anyway.
#5
It's a real pain with online shopping though - have had items delivered with "same day" date up (which irks me even more as they would have ben discounted in store). Ok, so you get to refuse and return them - but it then leaves you minus the items and with no substitute (kinda defeats the object!!)
#6
yessum i check too.

I think it depends on the time of day you visit as to what stock they have available xxx
#7
this is what im always moaning about lol

we went shopping on monday and most fresh stuff was going out of date that day or the next
how the hell can you do a weeks shop and on a budget really makes me angry
#8
I find the best place for reduced stuff with short dates ( which is fine for me ) is the local Co-op, they'll put anything out at a knock down price. I look most days and tend to arrange my meals around that :-D
#9
never shop on a monday
#10
Yes, and haha..

MrGrumpyman
I find the best place for reduced stuff with short dates ( which is fine for me ) is the local Co-op, they'll put anything out at a knock down price. I look most days and tend to arrange my meals around that :-D


LOL I've always wanted to try that, but it kinda defeats the object of fresh food....
#11
Starnge, I had a delivery from Asda on Monday and I foind the same as the OP. Evwerything had much shorter shelf life than normal. Maybe clearing stock ready for getting all the Xmas stuff in? The good thing was there were no substitutes on the delivery which I was pleased about.
#12
im glad im not the only one moaning about this my oh says shopping takes too long now because you have to check the dates, a couple of months ago i got some cans of tango out of somerfields it was only when i got home and checked date that i realised they were two months out of date but shop werent bothered when i rang them because they were only sell by date and as these couldnt go of it was fine of course i took them back
#13
As a little baby boy I can say that I never have that problem in Iceland!
#14
chrisdoran
As a little baby boy I can say that I never have that problem in Iceland!


:?
#15
chrisdoran;6787168
As a little baby boy I can say that I never have that problem in Iceland!

Diddums, you get mummy to wrap you up warmly before you go back to a country as cold as Iceland.:whistling:
#16
I tend to get some fresh stuff with longer dates if I can, then check the reduced sections for anything going out of date. If I don't plan on using it straight away I'll stick it in the freezer, always good for a meal in an emergency!!
#17
I didnt think anything had a 'sell-by' date on anymore. I only seem to see 'best before' and 'use by' dates. Best before dates are usually fine for quite some time after the date while use by really should be discarded on thhat date.
#18
ilovepink
this is what im always moaning about lol

we went shopping on monday and most fresh stuff was going out of date that day or the next
how the hell can you do a weeks shop and on a budget really makes me angry


+1000000000

It is SOOOOOOOOO annoying!
Because of the long hours i work, i can only go shopping on a sunday and i have to but all my fruit n veg then.
Most of the time, the ready to eat pears specially, only have 1 day date on them!
Ticks me off BIG time!!
banned#19
I don't really care that much. Tend to buy fresh fruit from a supermarket or grocers more than once a week.
banned#20
surely everyone checks the dates and selects the latest ones. Isnt it common sense after all.
#21
csiman
surely everyone checks the dates and selects the latest ones.


Yes but what do you do when they don't give you that option and EVERYTHING on the shelves are good for 2 days?
banned#22
planearm
Yes but what do you do when they don't give you that option and EVERYTHING on the shelves are good for 2 days?


freeze it
#23
Erm..... If your shopping on a budget, then surely your not going to be buying all the expensive fresh products anyway..... and also.... things can be frozen and defrosted, especially things like meat..... Vegetables.. well... thats just a fact of life isn't it... Keep them chilled in a salad draw... they'll stay fresh for longer.

I like to make things like chilli and soups with stuff almost out of date... then freeze it in a plastic take away pot...... It stays very fresh for when you take it out again.. but im a student and most of the time am feeding myself.
banned#24
I don't do much shopping for food (that's the wife's job), but when I do, I always check and buy the longest sell by date when I remember.

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