Expiration Dates Don’t Mean What You Think

Expiration Dates Don’t Mean What You Think

Expiration dates tell you when food tastes best, not when it isn’t safe.

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100 Responses

  1. Krista Burmasa says:


  2. Saem Iftikhar says:

    Applying this to condoms

  3. Rob Johns says:

    I knew it was a lie. I’ve always eaten out of date yogurt perfectly fine.

  4. Jet Animations says:

    Last time I came this early my girlfriend left me

  5. Crooked Teeths says:

    I want to see a half bald Adam for some reason

  6. Saltine_Sega bob says:

    My mother told me this when i was 12..thought this was comman knowledge,

    Btw not gonna fix my spelling mistake… still got a got alot of likes πŸ’

  7. Micah Philson says:

    I’m not sure I feel ruined so much as… informed.

  8. sakurawolfie says:

    *insert witty funny comment that everyone laughs at and gets tons of likes*

  9. Freddy Schwoerer says:

    In the UK, it is illegal to eat mince pies on Christmas day

  10. Micah Philson says:

    Spoiled milk may not be harmful to you, but I’m really sensitive to that smell. If it even barely starts to go bad, I nearly throw up. If I tried to drink it, I definitely would.

    • Existence Defies Logic says:

      In India, people are fond of milk so much that some of us don’t even add water when making coffee. Or it could just be my family and me.

    • Rumplelumpa Snickerdoodles says:

      you aren’t “trained” to recognize spoiled taste as such, it’s genetically programmed. Sour and bitter tastes are naturally repelling, especially if they aren’t soppused to be there.
      I don’t THINK about this at all, it tastes like shit to me and seemingly a lot of other people, and it did so since i was a small child.
      Get over yourself, there is nothing wrong with hating the taste of spoiled milk. When your water is brown and tastes like horseshit, you wouldn’t want to drink it either, even if a lab tells you that it’s “safe” to drink.

    • VJ Stephens says:

      chuuchu Where I live, about 25% of people are lactose intolerant.

    • Dr Ukato says:

      Micah Philson In My home we just use it for baking.

    • Tycho Wozniaki says:

      It just smells so freaking bad, I can’t drink it either.

  11. J.A.T says:

    I decide whether my food is safe to eat by how green it is.

  12. LolGuy says:

    Can someone please tell me the name of the chick. I find her hot. Is she on Instagram.

  13. JebThePleb says:

    Sometimes the guest scientist can act just fine, sometimes they just can’t

  14. Erica Riley says:

    LOL why was it a rooster on the package of chicken breasts??

    • Rosie Parker says:

      Why are there bears on the front of honey jars? Or Bulls on milk cartons? Because it looks good on a label. Roosters, chickens, its pretty much just a tomato-tomahto thing for companies.

    • Will Smidt says:

      Erica Riley …a rooster is a male chicken. A female chicken is called a hen? You don’t seriously think that roosters don’t end up as food as well.

      Actually they don’t they get blended up into a paste while they are still cute healthy yellow fluffy chickens and fed to the other chickens!

    • Will Smidt says:

      Erica Riley Probably don’t start your sentence with β€œLOL” if you aren’t 100% sure of your facts. It causes people to comment even harder.

    • Seth C says:

      Erica Riley are you TRIGGERED

  15. Alfred says:

    My question is, if we cut back on wasting the food in our houses, how does that effect the homeless lack of food??

    If anything, they now have no “still good” food to look for in the dumpsters.

    • Patrick says:

      It is (((propaganda))). They make people think that but it’s very beneficial for productive caring world but it’s not. To make the homeless, poor, people going through hard times we’re at producing food for themselves in the long run we have to test them. Humans get lazy and when they start receiving handouts they will do less work for food.during Hardships of handouts, so in return they do not get better at producing food for their hungry family.

    • Goggles says:

      Also changing this could solve huge hunger crisis

    • Ryan Ehrenfelt says:

      abhinandan singh Why would they not keep producing at the same rate? The supermarket buys from the producer. The producer has put a sell by date on the product so the store knows when to rotate product. Rotated foodstuffs gets thrown away more often than not. So since the supplier is still buying in bulk from the producer, they don’t have an incentive to slow down just because some product is being thrown out

    • Will Smidt says:

      catmani2 An infinite resource huh? While energy from the sun in essentially infinite, where do you think all the nutrient in the food we throw out end up. It’s definitely not back on the farms where it was grown. It’s at rubbish dumps where it doesn’t even break down correctly and just rots in plastic.

      We are depleting all farming land we have slowly and surely, while mining fertilisers out of poor countries and depleting them to make up for our mistakes.

    • M4D AL3X says:

      Samuel Ancer
      Doesnt work that way dude

  16. Dr.Fail says:

    in that guys defense, if my yogurt was talking to me id throw it away too.

  17. UnPhayzable says:

    I drank some milk that was 2 seconds past expiration date and I experienced organ and heart failure and died so…

  18. thebahooplamaster says:

    Is it at least good for the economy if we buy more food..?

  19. Lun Hing says:

    One day I drank milk a day before it expired and it was super bad I still swallowed though

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