Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

1 Bump

What is to expired?

I shop at a liquidator store for groceries sometimes and I find out of date food products. There are some items that are way out of date like mayo. I wonder sometimes if it is still good for consumption after I see that it has a expiration date of almost a year?  Crackers, candy bars and chips are usually months out of date as well.

Answer Question

Asked by sexyfancyface at 5:09 PM on Dec. 20, 2010 in Food & Drink

Level 19 (8,147 Credits)
Answers (9)
  • Well I know according to the Frito Lay guy,chips are good up to a month after expiration,but after that taste like crap.
    I wouldn't eat any of that other stuff past expiration.

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:12 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • I think dry goods a little past expiration are probably ok but nothing with dairy products and not pancake mix.

    I would eat crackers that were a month expired but they may be stale.

    Answer by ria7 at 5:22 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • A year seems too far expired to me. I didn't know these things could be sold that far from the expiration date. Don't take any chances.

    Answer by elizabr at 5:32 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • I would not buy foods that are months expired, and definitely not a year expired. Too many chances. I used to work at a grocery store and we couldn't even give away foods that far expired - just days we could, but not months! Yuck!

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:53 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • I wouldn't go over a month on any dry goods or canned goods. Things like pancake mix, dairy, etc. I would not use after the expiration date.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:42 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • dairy a few days, canned goods a month or two. Chips maybe a week

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 2:42 AM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • Nope. I'm weird about out of date things./

    Answer by sstepph at 9:14 AM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • I know times are really rough, however if the liquidators are SELLING food that's past a few days over expiration, I'm pretty sure that's not even legal. I think. I'm almost positive o.O

    Answer by mainemusicmaker at 1:10 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • I just educated my DH about expiration dates....get this! HE HAD NO CLUE ALMOST EVERYTHING HAS ONE!! I laughed my butt off. He then went through our entire kitchen and threw EVERYTHING out that was outdated. Good! Now I don't have to do it! :)

    Answer by Babylove76 at 7:28 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.