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Old 08-02-2007, 10:11 AM   #1
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Fun at the Grocery Store: Expiration Dates (Slim Jims)

Yeah I know, eating a Slim Jim is like licking the floor of the
meat plant...;) ;)

But I like them and so do my dogs. LOL

Anyway, Slim Jims have expiration dates on the packages and
on the individual sticks.
Next time you pass them in your local grocery store, check the
expiration dates!

Sunday, I found some that expired in NOVEMBER 2005; OCT 2006 and
many from 2007.

This has been a game of mine for over a year. Once a year or so
I contact ConAgra, makers of Slim Jims, and the local stores about this.
Because they are sold individually from boxes, the boxes get consolidated
by the store workers... Then when the expiration dates are checked, the
BOX date is probably used, instead of the individual stick dates.
Amazingly ConAgra and one local store can't seem to wrap their Customer
Service brains around this concept.

Anyway, that is my Fun at The Grocery Store... checking expiration dates.
You can also do this with most Kraft products like salad dressings. Whee!

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Old 08-02-2007, 10:19 AM   #2
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I don't think I would be able to handle the excitement.
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:40 AM   #3
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Snack cakes are good ones too ... :)
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Old 08-02-2007, 11:02 AM   #4
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Wow, where have you guys been all my life? and to think of all the Fun I`ve been missing!
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:13 PM   #5
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I definitely think Twinkies belong in this category or should have a category all their own.
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:20 PM   #6
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The only problem is, it's not such a fun game when you actually buy something and bring it home, only to see a previous month expiry date pasted on it! lol
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I got laid up in Hospital on near Life support for eating a can of sardines 6 YEARS (not months) out of date.

it`s not funny when it comes to certain types of food!

needless to say the shop has since been shut down less than a year later.
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:36 PM   #8
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Quote:
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I definitely think Twinkies belong in this category or should have a category all their own.
Twinkies don't have a shelf life. They have a half-life!
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:37 PM   #9
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Although the thought of buying expired items is YUK. I also marvel at items (certain brand of snack cakes) that have a shelf life longer than some folks life expectancy. What is in them? I know, perservatives which will someday put the embalmers out of business (we will be so well perserved)
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:00 PM   #10
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I have always checked dates (after working in the grocery for 16 yrs.) If I send DH I always tell him to check dates ! Toothpaste now has a expiration date !
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