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to believe my Ocado hot cross buns win the MOST OUT OF DATE prize??

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NotaMopsa · 22/04/2011 21:27

This morning on Good Friday - our Ocado delivered Hot Cross Buns dated 9th March !!! Shock and Hmm

They are like rocks!

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MaisyMooCow · 22/04/2011 21:32

Fantastic. Beats my chocolate digestives from ASDA which were 1 month out of date !


onepieceofcremeegg · 22/04/2011 21:32

Look on the bright side, I expect they will give you a generous voucher for that! :)

I found some of dh's gluten free bread dated 5th March in cupboard. it was growing green mould yuk


NotaMopsa · 22/04/2011 21:52

the odd thing was no mould or anything

all the other HX buns were almost as rock hard.....

methinks frozen and thawed Hmm

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LadyWithNoManors · 22/04/2011 21:53


NotaMopsa · 22/04/2011 22:08

hmm Ocado do not seem surprised!

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toomuchmonthatendofthemoney · 22/04/2011 22:12

that's shocking! hope you call and kick ocado butt!


meliesmummy · 22/04/2011 22:12

Tescos once delivered me some mayonnaise in febuary (I remember the date because it was to make sandwiches for dds birthday party) that expired the previous SEPTEMBER!!!! What was it even doing on the shelf??!! Cue mad dash to corner shop to buy overpriced replacement!


belledechocchipcookie · 22/04/2011 22:32

Sainsburys, large packet of monster munch, 10 months out of date. I bought them from the supermarket myself! I now check the dates on everything, they were a tad chewy Sad


NotaMopsa · 22/04/2011 22:32


It all seems so 'closed door' Where have they been for months???

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belledechocchipcookie · 22/04/2011 22:36

It's bad stock rotation Nota, they are supposed to put the new stock at the back so the older stock gets sent out first. Simples!


NotaMopsa · 22/04/2011 22:42

but on close inspection they do not feel that bad.....almost wondering if when i first found them today they were half frozen and ten hours later are thawed ....Hmm

gets magnifying glass out...

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belledechocchipcookie · 22/04/2011 22:43

They probably would have been frozen.


onehotmomma · 22/04/2011 22:55

I agree that they must have been frozen, they would probably be completely green by now otherwise


Bohica · 22/04/2011 23:01

That's not on, I buy croissants, buns etc to freeze & defrosted one at a time. Does that mean I'm probably refreezing most of my online shop?


NotaMopsa · 22/04/2011 23:05

I agree Bohica but i thnk that is it.... grrr

they are soft now - had they been this soft i doubt i would have looked at the date - we were all squeezing them and moaning and now they feel fresh...

I think we should know if produces is previously frozen

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Bumperlicioso · 23/04/2011 13:51

I went to the co-op and wanted a tub of brownies which they had on offer but none on display, and they told me I could have a tub but they'd still be slightly frozen Hmm


NotaMopsa · 23/04/2011 20:08

I think the 'fresh baked in store' line actually means 'warmed up from frozen' definitely true in our tesco Hmm

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microfight · 23/04/2011 20:11

Nothing wrong with a bit of mould Grin


TruthSweet · 23/04/2011 20:21

I brought some large wound dressings and some children's plasters in Morrisons after DD1 fell over when we were out in the first week of the holidays. I used the largest of the children's plasters all up a few days later and so broke open the dressings only to find after using one they were do not use after May 2010!

TBF the shop didn't quibble about me losing the receipt, gave me a replacement (in date), a refund and gave DD1 & DD2 a comic each. The manager was very nice to us Grin

I think that might have been because I mentioned DD1 was on anti-biotics because the wound got infected though I very much doubt using an out of date dressing caused it.

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