Thursday, February 18, 2010

Expiration dates: What they really mean.

According to Slate, consumers should "Ignore Expiration Dates" on perishable food items. The werewolf is skeptical. Two events have scared scarred the werewolf. Accidentally taking a swig from a cartoon of rancid milk and consuming some yogurt on its sell by date which turned out to have gone south. The resulting stomach ache was none to pleasant. The emotional barrier to eating foods past their "sell by" dates is permanent for him. Having food with a shelf-life incentivizes using what you've purchased. He'll stick to those rules. However, some readers may find the knowledge in this article empowering. Enjoy.


  1. I'm with you - if a product is past its expiration date, it's time to throw it away. Psychologically, the risk of spoiled food is not worth the few dollars I might save on my grocery bill by keeping food around longer.

  2. I think it matters how past the expiration date we are. If it's a few decades, that might be a problem.