Originally Posted by FoodieFanatic
So I have a can of Cream of Mushroom soup and the best by dat is 3/15. Is this still good to use?
That should be no problem. There's a big difference between a "best before" date and a "use by" date. When I was in the Army years ago, most of the ration packs had things like M&Ms etc in them (for quick energy) and they were at least 8 months past its best before date, but they still tasted fine. I think it might be a legal requirement to have a 'best before' date on them because all food products have it, but do we really think stuff like salt would go off? Doubt it...
I remember seeing some sort of posh bottled water that claimed it was "filtered through glaciers over the last few thousand years" when it was bottled, but it had "best before" date on it for next year. I had quite a chuckle over it...