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Thread: “Best Before” Food Label Date Double-Take

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    My wife and I try to rotate our food items in our pantry so that the older items get used first. We don’t stockpile by definition, but have always kept a “larder” with a modest supply of food in reserve. Some of our seasoning packets may be our oldest items, since we tend to buy plenty, use some, and stick the rest in a tub and forget about them until we need that seasoning again. Occasionally, we go through them and discard the oldest ones.

    My wife pulled out a dip seasoning packet this morning, and we both did a double-take at the “Best Before” date that we read on the recently purchased packet. Sure made us read it again!

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    Wow.

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    LOL, Yep I did a double take as well!

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    The manufacturer sure messed up that line didn't they. LOL

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    good thing the actual date is out in 2012!

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    that is funny

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    I am not sure but I think it expires on March 29, 2012.

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    lol - I took a double-take. my first thought was 1954? how long has that been on the shelf???

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    Good one! :D

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    The way I read it is: 29Mar12, or March 29.2012. The 1954 is probably the batch number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntmag
    The way I read it is: 29Mar12, or March 29.2012. The 1954 is probably the batch number.
    True, but it's still funny!! :lol:

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    Boy, that made you look twice, didn't it??

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    LOL!!!

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    I work in a mini mart and there are things dated into 2015 look at the date on the next candy you buy. with all these preserves we are eating we should be better preserved lol

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    That wouldn't surprise me in the slightest, or at least not much.
    I have some deep closets in my kitchen that I have never, in over 40 years, gotten down on the floor to see what is there. Last time I bent down to check there were some wine bottles from my late DH's ex, who loved to party and we didn't. Nice wine, tastes good in stews and for marinating meats almost as good as my Kombucha for that use.
    Just opened some plum jam marked 1985 that I had made, sugar was kinda crystalized but tasted good.

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    LOL! :lol: Thanks for sharing!

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    I personally HATE all the coding stuff they put on food labels. Just give us the important stuff. They shojldn't be coding anything...just put plain language on it

    Made on: (date)
    Expires: (date)

    How simple would that be!!! :thumbdown:

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    That is funny. I don't believe Hidden Valley Ranch dip was made in 1954. Hidden Valley Ranch was a dude ranch in up state NY then. Now it is one of the Hole-in-the-Wall Summer camps that were started by Paul Newman. It is the site of the Double H Camp.

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    You really have to watch the date on everything that you buy. I have found many things in the store that are already outdated. Just a warning for everyone.

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    That is too funny!

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    I work in a grocery store and last week a customer showed me a package of toilet paper and it had an expiration date!

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    Are you sure you didn't get that from my mom's pantry????? ha ha!

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    Maybe there ARE some things older than I! Very funny picture!

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntmag
    The way I read it is: 29Mar12, or March 29.2012. The 1954 is probably the batch number.
    Auntmag is correct this is how I read it as well, but I sure did a double take at first as well. :lol:

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    Sure made me look!

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