If you like
food and a good bargain, there’s probably nothing you hate more than an
expiration date. It’s a number that essentially tells you that you were to late
in eating that delicious food, which automatically means you have to chuck it
in the bin.

citizens, for there’s a list of foods below where you can safely ignore the
printed expiration date and trust your nose and/or eyes!


If you
don’t open the box, you can easily keep cereal for up to six months past its
printed expiration date. It’s the perfect apocalypse food!


I mean,
it’s usually sealed pretty shut so it’ll last a lot longer than leaving it out
in the open. If it looks like you can eat it and it’s still bagged, you can
probably still eat it.


There’s big
visual cue here: if it’s green, don’t eat it. If it’s not green, go ahead. It’s
that easy.


The white
stuff that pops up on chocolate actually isn’t mold and is safe to eat. As long
as you keep your chocolate cool-ish, it can last for months or even years past
the date printed on the package.


I mean,
cheese has a much bigger tell to show you if it’s safe to eat than the printed
date. The instant chese isn’t fit for consumption anymore, it’ll grow mold like
it’s nobody’s business. You can often cut around the mold and still eat the
other parts, but I wouldn’t recommend that.


Pasta can
easily last up to two years past its printed date. Makes you wonder why they’d
bother printing a date in the first place, right? Who buys pasta to not eat it
within 2 years?


Another one
of those foods that can last a surprisingly long time as long as you don’t open
the bag. We’re talking at least several months past the expiration date.
Ofcourse it’s better to be safe and just eat it all the same night you bought
it. We won’t judge.


Frozen food can stay up to a year past its printed date. I mean, when you think about it, freezing food is the best way to keep it.

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