What's the most "expired" food you've ever dared to eat??

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you eat expired food?
    Hell no! I throw everything out if it's passed its best by / sell by date. : (47 votes)
    32 %
    I eat food a few days over its best by/ sell by date. : (74 votes)
    50 %
    I eat expired food all the time! Builds the immune system. : (27 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    2546 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I don’t know what is THE oldest thing but usually I’m exactly like you! I throw things when they smell or look bad.

    Post # 4
    274 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    last week I ate a bagel that had a pinhead size amount of mold in one little spot.  I cut it off, inspected the rest, toasted it and ate it. Was really craving a bagel and it was the only one in the house…. felt fine after, not a bit sick. 

    Post # 5
    4072 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I don’t really mess with meat that is past its date, but other than that, everything else is fair game!

    Post # 6
    2381 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Does cheese count?   Isnt it “overdue” to begin with?  

    im SO picky with that stuff…. I’ll throw away stuff that is 2 days before due date!  I get so paranoid and I have issues because my grandma used to feed us bad food all the time…. She had Alzheimer’s so didn’t realize it.   She once fed me pop tarts and after eating halfway through it I looked down and realized there were bugs all over it *gag*

    Post # 7
    901 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I had feta cheese in the fridge for like six months after it expired. Everytime I went to use it it looked and smelled the same. Kept using it and it just got a stronger flavor. Eventually I got too scared of eating it and threw it out!

    Oh one time though, I ate jelly that was like three years expired. It had been sealed for the whole time and tasted fine. Was just a little more brown than usual. 🙂

    I don’t mess around with the expiration date on milk. I can’t even drink it if it is within a few days of expiring. Most of the time it is in my head. Sometimes it does smell sour before the expiration date. I drink milk like it’s my job though so generally I have the whole gallon gone long before the expiration haha.

    Post # 8
    8282 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Just Jello. It was expired for a month. I’ve had food poisoning twice in my life and wouldn’t dare to eat something like meat that’s expired. 

    Post # 9
    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    If something has a date on it I won’t use it past the date.  If cheese or bread has a tiny piece of mold on it I will throw it all away.  I try not to let things expire but I won’t eat anything that is iffy.

    Post # 10
    6667 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I am like you! I think I am testing my immune system- I never get sick! But I won’t subject my kids to that- only I eat the old stuff!

    Post # 12
    8850 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    I worked on an uninhabited desert island (Galapagos) for 5 months, and the supply boat only came once a month. We’d basically just eat the unrefrigerated, sitting-out-in-the-tropics cheese and eggs until they started to smell bad or we ate it all – highly scientific. It was a race against time to gorge on all the good fresh food. I’m with you, I have a really tough stomach and I think it’s from a lifetime of eating old and germy foods!

    Post # 14
    5392 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @lealorali:  depends what it is. In general, I don’t ‘get’ use by dates and think they’re nonsense. With stuff like yoghurt, cheese, milk, meat and fish, bread, fruit and veg etc, it’s very easy to tell by sight/touch/smell if it’s OK to eat. I’m more careful with processed foods like pre-packaged sandwiches as some can be unsafe to eat out of date. 

    I’ve never in my life had food poisoning, and have quite a ‘strong stomach’. 

    Post # 15
    864 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    Raw fishfingers that had been defrosted in the fridge for 3 weeks.  Ate them raw as I was dared to.  I was fine.   I always thank the fact that I spent some years as a child in Bangladesh.

    FI is far too quick to throw food out, it drives me mad!  I know he gets it from his mother…funny thing is, in the four and a bit years we’ve been together, he’s the only one that has had food poisioning!  

    Post # 16
    10384 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    If you are heating it up adequately, that means you’re killing anything that would harm you, even if it had bad bacteria to begin with. If it doesn’t taste weird…no harm no foul, haha!

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