To use a tin of soup two years past its use-by date?
MackerelOfFact · 04/09/2015 09:50
Was going to make veggie chilli tonight. Checked the cupboard for kidney or similar beans, but have none. I do however have a tin of chunky chilli bean soup, which would do the job.
However, the expiry date is September 2013.
I'm generally pretty lax about use-by dates, and I'm pretty sure tinned goods basically last forever, but not sure if it's worth risking it when a tin of kidney beans can be obtained for about 50p.
Will go with the majority vote!
MackerelOfFact · 04/09/2015 10:24
I don't this it specified whether it was a use by or a best before - it just has 'SEPT 13' stamped on the bottom. (And I do remember XP ordering a couple of tins in an online shop in about 2009, I had one and didn't particularly enjoy it, so stashed the second one for some kind of emergency situation).
londonrach · 04/09/2015 12:55
I used to but since dh and my life for 2 weeks had a situation involving us being close to a toilet 24/7. Ok it was an excellent slimming diet i can honestly say it was the worse two weeks of my life and an experience we will never repeat hence why if i was you id pop it in the bin and rebuy.
Squooshed · 04/09/2015 12:59
Couple eat 50 year old tinned chicken
Apaprently they received it as a wedding gift and saved it to eat on their golden anniversary. Party? Hot air balloon ride? Cruise? Nah, crack open the antique tinned chicken and let's really have a party.
They know how to live!
rainysunnyday · 04/09/2015 14:23
I don't think there's much in the argument that "people survived" before use by dates. People survived before many things, like seat belts, modern medicine, fridges. It doesn't mean we should just never bother using these things which give us a better quality of life and avoid doing ourselves damage.
MackerelOfFact · 04/09/2015 14:49
I'm not going to eat it as soup, just to provide the bean element and some added sauce in my veggie chilli. I'll add enough stuff to it to make it taste nice!
I am kind of curious as to what it'll be like but I'm sure it'll be totally fine.
The thought of 50-year-old tinned chicken is making me feel a bit ill though!
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