sell by dates.

Started by alfred, February 12, 2022, 09:55:05 AM

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in the past our parents were smart when it came to tinned food, and so once a tin was opened simply by smelling the ingredients you instantly knew if the tin had gone off .

another way was to inspect the tin to see if it had blown , to which if the tine was swollen then it was a bad sign that the ingredients had gone bad ,

some people i knew in the past would open a tin of some thing or other months after the tin had surfaced from a cupboard and the person would chance eating the contents after of course smelling and seeing if the food was edible,

Q; if or when your tins are possibly close to the use by date do you bin the tin or check it just in case it is still edible,


i have never thrown out a tin,
i remember Stan Laurel lived on tins for years after the first WW... [1050]


I check tin dates they keep for years don't they ?   I never leave a tin half full though, I always 'decant' to a dish and cover before putting in the fridge.


i sometimes use half a tin of cream of tomato soup as a sauce when cooking indian, but i put the other half in a big mug and ding it then crumble small crackers into


I don't use anything past the date listed.. I try to buy small cans of food stuff so that it can be used in one go..  Other than bread which I toast..
My mum had a cold larder.. The butter and meats were kept there.. Nothing had time to go 'off'..
Don't ask me.. I know nuffink..

Michael Rolls

our daughter is a fanatic over 'use by' dates, but even she grudgingly accepted that just possibly something in date at 23:59:59, didn't become poisonous two seconds later
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We keep our bread (Warburtons sliced wholemeal) in the freezer and just take out slices as we need them.  They don't take long to thaw out.

Michael Rolls

sort of thing tha I do as well
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Same here!
(Warburtons, and freezer).
As you slide down the banister of life.
May the splinters never point in the wrong direction.


I wish our neighbours would do it too.  They throw chunks of bread onto the lawn (even in the spring when there are baby birds).  It cost another neighbour thousands of pounds to get rid of a rat that crawled up into their loft.  They were so upset that they nearly moved house.