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The milk in my fridge expired on 23/12

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RudeElf Fri 01-Jan-16 11:38:17

But it still tastes fine so im drinking it. I only realised last night when i clocked the use by date on the side. Is it safe? I'm assuming so as i'm alive and kicking. How long do you think i have until it turns?

Pointlessfan Fri 01-Jan-16 11:39:00

You will know when it turns!

noblegiraffe Fri 01-Jan-16 11:40:02

The milk in my fridge expires on 5th Jan and smells like the bowels of hell.

Maybe our milks got muddled up in the milk factory.

RudeElf Fri 01-Jan-16 11:41:45

Sounds like it noble grin

I'm half expecting to pour it in my tea at 3 oclock and find lumps. Will remind myself to sniff every time.

jelliebelly Fri 01-Jan-16 11:50:25

If it smells ok and doesn't curdle the tea then it's fine!

DoesntLeftoverTurkeySoupDragOn Fri 01-Jan-16 11:52:35

You would smell and taste it if it was off so I'm sure you'll be fine.

I don't think I could drink it having noticed the date though as my mind would tell me it was off and make me feel ill. I can cope with a few days over though.

RudeElf Fri 01-Jan-16 11:58:26

I don't think I could drink it having noticed the date though as my mind would tell me it was off and make me feel ill.

I am normally like this too! I would normally bin any milk that was a day over its date but when i realised last night i'd been drinking it for over a week without realising then i guessed its fine. Think i'll relax my chucking things out rule a bit.

Goandplay Fri 01-Jan-16 12:04:37

Is it skimmed? Think it's something to do with the cream/fat in the milk making it turn. Skimmed milk lasts longer?

Hissy Fri 01-Jan-16 12:05:05

I had 2 bottles bothe expired on 24/12. Had I chuck one out, but the full fat organic bottle from cows with titles and trust funds is still going strong!

This of course maybe due to the "just in case" bottle of cravendale I bought.. Had I not got a back up plan, of course the big bottle would have turned

Leelu6 Fri 01-Jan-16 12:05:54

Yeah, the milk I bought from Tesco is 2 weeks out of date and tastes and smells like the day it was bought.

Bizarre. Still drinking it though.

Egosumquisum Fri 01-Jan-16 12:07:49

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MrsLeighHalfpenny Fri 01-Jan-16 12:08:42

Off milk won't do you any harm anyway. Cheese and yoghurt are kind of like off milk, and my grandmother used to swear by using milk on the turn for good scones.

RudeElf Fri 01-Jan-16 12:08:58

Yes its semi-skimmed.

2 weeks out of date! I wonder if they are being over cautious with use by dates?

Egosumquisum Fri 01-Jan-16 12:16:37

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Egosumquisum Fri 01-Jan-16 12:17:31

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Leelu6 Fri 01-Jan-16 12:19:54

That's interesting, Ego. It's very handy, as a two litre bottle carton can last me a few weeks.

Crazy that a 1 pint costs 45p and 4 pints cost £1!

Rude, I generally ignore best before dates now, and give food the sniff test.

RudeElf Fri 01-Jan-16 12:26:46

Yes i'm just going to ignore and sniff in future.

I have no idea when i bought the milk but i do know it was before xmas eve, (as i havent been shopping since then) not sure how much before though, so it could have been an error in dating it.

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