Can you still eat an expired Chocolate?

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@enelym001 (8339)
Philippines
November 2, 2011 1:53am CST
My dad bought a box of chocolate in Russia 6 months ago and completely forgot to check whether it is expiring - he usually never checks But I am still eating it despite the fact that it is already outdated from the first week of October. That makes it one month today and I had just finished the last piece minutes ago. It did not hurt my stomach yet Previously I also bought chocolates that are expiring coz the cost of it is way cheaper than its standard price. But we usually finished it off before it expires. I was now thinking how long can we still eat expired chocolates. Is it still okay to eat it one or two months after it got outdated? Will you ever eat an outdated chocolate? Am I so gross for eating an expired one
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@marguicha (41697)
• Chile
3 Nov 11
I don´t think it will do any harm unless it is kept at very high temperature. If that is so, even if it´s not outdated it will spoil. I would not ever have that problem. I´m addicted to chocolate and I eat it alll on one day. But I don´t buy anyfor that reason: I only do it when I receive chocolate as a gift.
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@enelym001 (8339)
• Philippines
3 Nov 11
Wow I am not so much addicted with chocolates anymore, although I missed eating chocolates whenever there's a long gap of not eating one^^
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• Canada
3 Nov 11
marguicha...and enelym001...I know that I am in the "senior set" here, as in age....BUT, I come from a time, long before "expiry dates" and "best before dates"...and relied on my eyes, nose & mouth--not something the government forced manufacturer's to print on their package! If it looks bad, smells bad then I don't taste it...but if it looks O.K., smells O.K., then I will taste it! Can't for the life of me, think any reason, chocolate could go bad...the oils in the chocolate will change color, and fluctuate in color with temperature changes, but that is only aesthetics! I often freeze chocolate, and the freezing will give the chocolate some lighter edges, but it does not change the flavour! When you read the chemicals on the packaging...I think "chocolate bars" would survive in a "time capsule!"
@enelym001 (8339)
• Philippines
3 Nov 11
Wow that's great news for me, thanks that there's another positive reply on this discussion! At least I won't have to worry much about it. And I did some research since I got alarmed with some of the replies I got here, and all I found were statements/articles that says it is still edible even in 6 months. Though I would not dare eat one with worms, now that I guess has not been properly stored...
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
3 Nov 11
I think you will know if a chocolate is expired if there are already worms in it. i tried to buy a chocolate before. It was my favorite one, and I saw that the price was so cheap so I bought one. I didn't notice of the date until I went home. It was expired a couple of months back but I still tried to eat it. When I opened the wrapper, I saw a few chocolate-colored worms
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@enelym001 (8339)
• Philippines
3 Nov 11
I haven't seen worms on chocolates and it's only when I posted this discussion did I learned about chocolates having worms when already spoiled. I am glad I haven;t seen such, maybe it got worms because it was not kept at a proper temperature.
@jazel_juan (15595)
• Philippines
2 Nov 11
Uh... i didn't know chocolates expire..chocolates on my part doesn't reach expiring stage because its gone within an hour hahahaha! i eat chocolates that fast no matter how plenty it is hahaha but if you are ok then maybe there is like a grace period for expire dates..
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@enelym001 (8339)
• Philippines
3 Nov 11
Chocolates don't normally get stocked up on our fridge when we're younger. But we we all get a little older, it will take at least a month for us to finish it off, depending on its quantity..
• Philippines
2 Nov 11
Even if i like chocolates, still i choose not to eat it in case it's already expired. :-)
@enelym001 (8339)
• Philippines
24 Dec 11
Hi marie, yup it's really not advisable to eat an expired one...
• Philippines
2 Nov 11
Hi! enelym001. I also love chocolates but I don't eat it if it's already expired. For health reasons, I suggest that you must not eat expired chocolates. Don't take risks and let your health suffer. You may not see the effects of it yet but maybe it will manifests later on so don't do that anymore. Have a great day!
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@enelym001 (8339)
• Philippines
3 Nov 11
Hi mlirs! Thanks for your suggestion, it only happened once and will definitely not eat any expired chocolate. I have checked about it on the web and have found out that if it kept at a good temperature and is not actualy expired for over 6 months then there won't be any problem. Most people who loves chocolates even have a fridge meant only for chocolates keeping it on a good temperature without minding its expiration. Only thing is I won't ever eat one that has been expired for more than a month. As you said I don't want to take such risks.
• Philippines
2 Nov 11
Yes you can eat it as long as it has been properly stored, the shelf life is usually extended. But better eat them on best before dates :D
@enelym001 (8339)
• Philippines
2 Nov 11
Yes that is what I also heard before... they say that there is usually an extension of its shelf life as long as it was placed in proper storage and temperature. I am still observing if there is any reactions from my stomach, so far it is still normal.
@meidiana (108)
• Indonesia
2 Nov 11
I am also greedy to eat something which already written "expired" But usually, I will check the color and smell. if the color is not change and still the same with the fresh one, I will eat it. if the smell still fresh and I do not smell something strange, I still will eat it. if the color still remain the same but the smell is not good anymore, or if the smell still fresh but the color is changed, I will not eat the food/drink. Because something has happened inside the food. if only outdated for chocolate, I think it is stil ok to be eaten. The chocolate which is spoiled is the one which already has a worm inside. Once, I ever bought chocolate with very tiny worm inside it. Bweeh...I never ate those chocolate. I threw them into garbage bin as soon I saw those tiny living things.
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@enelym001 (8339)
• Philippines
2 Nov 11
Don't be too greey, meidiana Yes it is better to check its color and smell. Normally I don't eat foods that smells bad even if it was just cooked that day. I prefer eating foods that smells nice coz it would mean the taste will be good too. Yaiks! Worms??? Seriously??? No way, that is totally gross!
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@rencarl (620)
• Philippines
2 Nov 11
Chocolates are supposed to be preserved.meaning to say, you can still an expired chocolate as long as it is clean. well, let us wait and see if you suffer from acute gastritis. what i am sure of is that you probably can't fall asleep after eating lots of chocolates because of its high caffeine content.or better yet, try to check your blood sugar.too high a blood sugar is dangerous too.
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@enelym001 (8339)
• Philippines
3 Nov 11
I read some article about this too ^^ I have known someone who used to eat a lot of chocolates and ice creams and he got diagnosed a diabetic later. I agree with you, blood sugar is also dangerous I have a friend who has this too.
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@umabharti (3978)
• India
2 Nov 11
it is for our own good that there is an expiry and manufactured date on what ever we purchase. I do check up with those dates as it an harm us may be sometimes a little late.Better not to eat as we should not take risk with our health. i dont knw about choclates however anything which says it expires it is good not to eat. Though its cheap as its ending up its life we should not eat such products. Because they will be losing their life.
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@enelym001 (8339)
• Philippines
2 Nov 11
Yes I have tried buying before because I was tempted that my friends are buying a lot of it. My dad usually don't check the date and this is the first time he ever bought one that has reached its expiration. Normally when he goes to one country, he buy chocolates for us. He's expecting to go back to our country by August but it's been delayed and just came by the end of October. So he was really upset that one of chocolates he bought got expired when we notice the date. Other chocolates still has a very long life^^ so we can just stuck it in the fridge.^^
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@ardoy0731 (6869)
• Philippines
2 Nov 11
It happened to me also.Thank God it is just a day after the expiration and nothing happened bad.
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@enelym001 (8339)
• Philippines
2 Nov 11
Wow there is still no one here that has actually ate an outdated chocolate like I did today. One day expiration is just okay I guess
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@Greninee (369)
• Philippines
2 Nov 11
I love chocolates! chocolate rocks! but I never tried to eat the expired one.
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@enelym001 (8339)
• Philippines
2 Nov 11
It surely rocks! Better not try it dear
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@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
2 Nov 11
Chocolates Oh well,I haven't encountered such situation. Or I should say,chocolates will never expired once it is bought since my kids are like pacman when it comes to chocolates It is my kids who always checked packages and wrappers when we are inside groceries.
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@emdjay23 (1550)
• Philippines
25 Dec 11
I've tried eating chocolate which is expired already. I didn't notice the expiration date.. but nothing happens so I guess Its okay to eat it unless it has worms or something in it..hehe:)
@enelym001 (8339)
• Philippines
26 Dec 11
worm! OMG Actually I haven't seen chocolates that has worms in it. It happens sometimes that we didn't check the date and only realized in the end that the food or chocolates we're eating are expired. Good thing nothing bad happened to you.. and to me as well.
@bb_gabs (205)
• Philippines
6 Nov 11
I really do love eating chocolates, but i think all things that are expired are not good for us.. So please, don't try eating an expired food again. :P
@enelym001 (8339)
• Philippines
26 Dec 11
Yup I've decided not to eat expired ones, again Just can't help it someimes especially if it looks so tempting
@surfer222 (1717)
• Indonesia
4 Nov 11
in the past the same thing happen to me, i forgot what brand the chocolate was, but it was from europe and it taste good, so i still eat them even they were already 3 months after its expiration date. Nothing bad happen to me too.
@enelym001 (8339)
• Philippines
5 Nov 11
Hahaha Good to know nothing bad happened to you! Indeed, chocolates from there are usually yummy! I love those from Switzerland!
• Philippines
4 Nov 11
HI, enelym! I love chocolates! but I never ate an expired ones hahahaha. After buying one it would just simply be devoured by me or the rest of the family. But since you're still feeling Ok after eating them I guess its still OK to eat it! but next time be careful before eating expired chocolates :)
@enelym001 (8339)
• Philippines
4 Nov 11
I will definitely be careful and check the expiration date before eating it
• Philippines
3 Nov 11
Wow! Those are some nice bunch of chocolates except for the fact that they're expired. I've never tried eating something past its expiry date because I'm just too scared to eat any of them. I'm scared that it might get my stomach upset. You see, I have a pretty sensitive stomach. I've had some stomach problems in the past but not due to expired food, but still, I don't want to add some more problems on my insides with a box of expired chocolates. But definitely, I must say, I have some kind of weakness when it comes to chocolates. So maybe, if you hand them to me without me knowing that they're expired, I might just eat them.
@enelym001 (8339)
• Philippines
3 Nov 11
Only one of those in the photo is expired, others can still be stocked in the fridge for longer years^^ I also don't take risk of eating foods that are expired according to the date printed on the product. But it was a little late when I found out it was expired. And when I knew about it, I continued eating it.^^ The taste is still the same, color and smell is okay. I've also heard there's nothing wrong eating it but just try not to if it has been outdated in 6 months.
@eljayo (1109)
• Philippines
2 Nov 11
Hi! I am a chocolate lover myself but please don't try eating those expired chocolates . I have never eaten one and I don't want to try either. Better be safe than sorry.Just buy another one rather than be poisoned or sickened.
@enelym001 (8339)
• Philippines
3 Nov 11
surely eljayo, I won't try eating expired chocolates anymore^^ and I'm gonna ask everyone to always check the dates at the back of these chocolates.
@emdjay23 (1550)
• Philippines
25 Dec 11
I have tried eating an expired chocolate before, I didn't notice the expiration date, nothing happens to me so I guess its just okay to eat it, unless it has worms or whatever in it..
• Mexico
6 Nov 11
Hi enelym: In my case, I think I won't eat a chocolate with a month after its expiration day. I have eaten chocolates a day after the expiration day and they still tastes delicious but a month is beyond the recommended date. It probably don't hurt you this time, but you never know. We have to value our health. ALVARO