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i've got some M&S thick and creamy custard but it's past it's use by date......

(16 Posts)
mckenzie Sun 13-Sep-09 19:24:38

...it's been unopened in the fridge. The date on it is 10/9, today's 13/9.
Would you eat it?

blametheparents Sun 13-Sep-09 19:27:17

Yes

nickytwotimes Sun 13-Sep-09 19:27:44

If it has been kept nice and cool, then I would open and sniff. If it smells fine, then a wee taste. If that is okay, then I'd eat it.

scampadoodle Sun 13-Sep-09 19:29:49

Unless it's actually mouldy, it'll be fine. Shame to waste it...yum. Have you made a crumble?

mckenzie Sun 13-Sep-09 19:40:28

thanks guys. No crumble but the DCs and i made a lemon drizzle cake earlier on today. That will have to do. Or I could cook the M&S apple pie that is also past it's date (not good food/menu planning this week at all blush)

FabBakerGirlIsBack Sun 13-Sep-09 19:42:05

No as it is dairy but then I never eat anything past its date.

bidibidi Sun 13-Sep-09 19:43:10

It'd be disappearing down someone's throat before you finished typing that, OP.

MummyElk Sun 13-Sep-09 19:47:05

yes if it smells ok etc. i'd eat it. and the apple pie!! (specially if you heat the apple pie properly)
mmmmm

Katisha Sun 13-Sep-09 19:52:16

It'll be fine. We regard sell-by dates as fiction in this house. If it smells OK then it is OK.

PrincessToadstool Sun 13-Sep-09 19:54:00

Is it a use-by, sell-by, or best before?

I'd have a taste. You'll know if it's off. They tend to be overly cautious with dates anyway.

Montifer Sun 13-Sep-09 19:57:39

I tend to ignore use by / best before dates and trust my eyes / nose / taste buds (usually in that order)

mckenzie Sun 13-Sep-09 20:13:40

just waiting for the apple pie to cook. I love cold custard on hot apple pie smile. I would offer you all some but......

mckenzie Sun 13-Sep-09 20:43:48

absolutely delicious!

Katisha Sun 13-Sep-09 20:44:29

Yah boo to sell-by dates!

mckenzie Sun 13-Sep-09 20:49:33

someone come and take this custard away from me please. It's nearly all gone and there's only me here!

Katisha Sun 13-Sep-09 20:50:17

Well you might as well finish it...It may have gone off by tomorrow...

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