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    What a Waste!

    4 days before xmas I did my BIG shop to last over the festive period......totally forgot that I had put a big box of goodies in the shed as back up supply.
    Just been to retrieve the box and found 6 boxes of mince pies Best Before date 29th Dec, 4 boxes apple pies BB date 1st Jan and 2 boxes of apple/blckcurrant pies BB date 29th Dec!
    Would you still eat them?
    luckily the rest of the food has longer BB dates............but boy, what a waste of food!

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    deffinately, they are best before dates, not use before. so long as they look alright go for it:)
    It is not like they are meat products so it will be fine.

    Original Poster

    I dont eat them but the OH does......might put them in a cake tin, hopefully he wont realise....unless he gets a dicky tummy

    They will be fine, they have to put a date on to cover themselves, but with all those additives and e numbers and sugars they will keep.

    with the amount of sugar in them things they will be fine, not that I would ever recommend eating them in the first place....

    bitseylango;3932099

    I dont eat them but the OH does......might put them in a cake tin, … I dont eat them but the OH does......might put them in a cake tin, hopefully he wont realise....unless he gets a dicky tummy




    :lol::lol: OMG Bitsey ya were nearly electrocutin him yesterday,today he`s gettin poisoned. lol lol
    You been married long
    Will he be eating ALL SIX BOXES o mince pies..:p
    Sounds like you were gonna feed he whole street for christmas. lol How`s you today anyway. you gonna get a nice well deserved rest?

    oh god yeah id still eat em lol its only best before ... not the same as use by hunny

    The 'Best Before' and 'Use By' stamps are really only there is cover the manufacturer from lawsuits just in case spme does get food poisoning. I eat food well after these dates, as long as it is not the fresh bakery stuff, and never had a problem. I remember several years ago there was a news item where someone tucked into canned meat from the 40s. With all the preservatives in our food today I don't think a few days matters

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    rosie2008;3932116

    :lol::lol: OMG Bitsey ya were nearly electrocutin him yesterday,today … :lol::lol: OMG Bitsey ya were nearly electrocutin him yesterday,today he`s gettin poisoned. lol lolYou been married long:o Will he be eating ALL SIX BOXES o mince piesSounds like you were gonna feed he whole street for christmas. lol How`s you today anyway. you gonna get a nice well deserved rest?



    my cunning plan is out! mwahahahahahahah:w00t:

    I always buy far too much food every xmas! no doubt will do the same again :roll:

    Today we are getting our new TV courtesy of the HUKD/John Lewis Sony Bravia 40" for £499!!! and muggins here will be putting together the TV stand! Got to nip to argos to pick up a couple of things but then hopefully feet up for the rest of the day! How about you Rosie?

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    The pastry will be soggy. Says keep in a cool dry place.

    nicki3668;3932119

    oh god yeah id still eat em lol its only best before ... not the same as … oh god yeah id still eat em lol its only best before ... not the same as use by hunny



    bEST BEFORE :- food eaten after this time wont kill you but may not taste as good

    USE BY :- food eaten after this time MAY kill you or make you very ill


    So use your nose like ya granny would of they smell ok eat them

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    lumoruk;3932134

    The pastry will be soggy. Says keep in a cool dry place.



    just checked and the pastry hasnt gone soggy! he would still eat them anyway!

    DIVA1977;3932135

    bEST BEFORE :- food eaten after this time wont kill you but may not taste … bEST BEFORE :- food eaten after this time wont kill you but may not taste as goodUSE BY :- food eaten after this time MAY kill you or make you very illSo use your nose like ya granny would of they smell ok eat them



    lol like your description .... and yeah kinda what i ment :thumbsup:

    bitseylango;3932131

    my cunning plan is out! mwahahahahahahah:w00t:I always buy far too much … my cunning plan is out! mwahahahahahahah:w00t:I always buy far too much food every xmas! no doubt will do the same again :roll:Today we are getting our new TV courtesy of the HUKD/John Lewis Sony Bravia 40" for £499!!! and muggins here will be putting together the TV stand! Got to nip to argos to pick up a couple of things but then hopefully feet up for the rest of the day! How about you Rosie?



    Oooh the telly`a arriving.Yeeaaaah!! Well just go get a great big box---fill it all ya xmas leftovers,dump on floor and tell em to get stuck in.:p You sit back,relax,bottle o port,chocs,tv control and ENJOY!!:-D


    I`m great thanks Bitsey. Just having my coffee then heading off for coldy coldy doggie walkies. brrr.

    Some foods are better for eating passed their sell by date - one of the worst is jaffa cakes.Never buy them as they 'expire' date-wise.

    Stuff like mince/apple pies are one of those you take a risk on if you fancy - imo.

    I'd give yours a go

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    robtallica;3932162

    Some foods are better for eating passed their sell by date - one of the … Some foods are better for eating passed their sell by date - one of the worst is jaffa cakes.Never buy them as they 'expire' date-wise.Stuff like mince/apple pies are one of those you take a risk on if you fancy - imo.I'd give yours a go




    I bet you would you filthy tyke!

    bitseylango;3932165

    I bet you would you filthy tyke!



    Haha:oops:

    I think you got the wrong end of the stick.

    Tell you what are really horrible - when you buy a packet of crisps and unknown to you there's a lil hole in the bag.

    Stale crisps make me angry:x

    If he won't have 'em, send them my way.

    Best before dates are for women and children. :viking:

    thesaint;3932179

    Best before dates are for women and children. :viking:



    My thoughts exactly, well maybe not the exact wording I think woman [COLOR=red]are[/COLOR] more concerned about these dates than men.

    i'd eat them, as long as they don't smell or are not spoiled they will last for month's.:thumbsup:

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    Predikuesi;3932200

    My thoughts exactly, well maybe not the exact wording I think woman … My thoughts exactly, well maybe not the exact wording I think woman [COLOR=red]are[/COLOR] more concerned about these dates than men.



    No i turn my nose up at best before dates. Bad experiences with lumpy milk, soggy crisps, spiders in my corn flakes (not exotic ones) and mouldy bread.

    go for it-if it doesn't smell strange or have mold on it-its usually fine-when you bake you don't have dates on stuff-and shop stuff has loads more perservatives in them !

    I mean-what tells a cake it is midnight on the date before its out-of-date so needs to go back....................just go with your instinct !

    :thumbsup:
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