Do you eat food after "best before" date?

@lady1993 (20427)
Philippines
July 9, 2018 9:52pm CST
I do It does say best before so I interpret it as still edible a few days after - unless it does not look edible anymore So far my tummy is okay. I sometimes buy many packs of food that I forget I have so... Do you eat expired food too?
https://www.prevention.com/food-nutrition/healthy-eating/g20465180/foods-to-never-eat-past-expiration-date/
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@anikoonline (3258)
• Hungary
10 Jul
It happens. As far as I know 'best before' means that it has the best quality 'till that date. If we eat it a few days later, it is often the same experience.
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@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
11 Jul
yeah, it is the same for me too
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@allknowing (70905)
• India
11 Jul
I changed my mind about buying those heavily discounted giant sized Toblerone chocolates as they had gone beyond the expiration date But later I was told they were safe. Regrets (lol)
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@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
11 Jul
but i guess you'd have to eat them all fast
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@allknowing (70905)
• India
11 Jul
@lady1993 But I lost a golden opportunity
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@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
11 Jul
@allknowing I'm sure another will come. maybe during Christmas time
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@Icydoll (26265)
• India
10 Jul
I don't eat expired foods ..some people easily get effected by their immune system..so try to eat them before
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@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
15 Jul
yeah, so far my tummy is fine or maybe i am used to it
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@Jessabuma (33167)
• Baguio, Philippines
10 Jul
Yes after a week but more than that, it's a no
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• New Delhi, India
10 Jul
Until it smells, looks and tastes good i don't bother much.
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@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
15 Jul
yeah, i check all those stuff too
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• New Delhi, India
15 Jul
@lady1993 I don't mind the date to a great extent
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• United States
10 Jul
It depends, but usually I try to eat before the best by if possible. If it did expire then I'll smell or taste a little before proceeding.
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@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
15 Jul
yeah, i try to finish food before expiry too but sometimes it is too much
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• United States
15 Jul
@lady1993 Yeah, if I know it is a little much ~ I share with my parents' :)
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@pitsipeahie (2255)
10 Jul
I do sometimes. If its only a few days or a week after the best before date and still looks, smells and taste okay, I do eat it.
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@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
11 Jul
yeah, because it is quite a waste
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@Mike197602 (13937)
• United Kingdom
10 Jul
I eat out of date food all the time. Best before is only a guide. I am wary of eating food past its use by date but have done that too.
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@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
11 Jul
as long as it looks and smells fine
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@Rashnag (4381)
• Thane, India
10 Jul
No. I don't prefer to have it after expiry date as it's dangerous.
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@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
11 Jul
yeah, for some specific foods it can be
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@Porcospino (18703)
• Denmark
10 Jul
Sometimes I eat the food a few days after "best before" if it looks and smells okay.
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@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
15 Jul
a few days after is definitely okay if the food is packed well
@Starmaiden (7636)
• Canada
10 Jul
Most food is still good for up to a week after the best before date. The best before date gives you an idea of when the food/beverage will begin to go bad. I eat food after the BB date but I always make sure its used up after two or three days.
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@lady1993 (20427)
• Philippines
15 Jul
the smell of the food is also a good indicator
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• Philippines
11 Jul
sometimes
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@amnabas (10311)
• Karachi, Pakistan
10 Jul
No never...
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@aureliah (19453)
• Kenya
10 Jul
The only foods I eat in such a scenario are cereals not anything else
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@id_peace (7631)
• Singapore
10 Jul
If it is less than a week yes
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@simplfred (5931)
• Philippines
10 Jul
No here, but maybe I will eat them myself if still they looks so okay.
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@TRBRocks420 (84610)
• Banks, Oregon
10 Jul
Yes sometimes but only if it still smells fine.
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