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Kim

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Re: A Best Before / Use By thread...
« Reply #50 on: 02 February, 2022, 03:45:57 pm »
We (there are only 2 of us, no pets no visitors) get through 4 pints of full fat in just over a day.

I think I'd be stuck on the loo if I drank that much milk...

hellymedic

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Re: A Best Before / Use By thread...
« Reply #51 on: 02 February, 2022, 05:21:17 pm »
D is sufficiently nocturnal to take in the milk the milk before bed for most deliveries.
We've had milk nicked and there have been unexpected non-deliveries.
I don't go to bed without there being assured milk for breakfast - either a doorstep delivery or the rescue bottle I'd extract from the freezer.

ian

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Re: A Best Before / Use By thread...
« Reply #52 on: 02 February, 2022, 05:22:57 pm »
Six pack of UHT, lasts forever, even when opened in the fridge – we don't use much, breakfast cereal for my wife and coffee for me. Occasional cooking.
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Kim

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Re: A Best Before / Use By thread...
« Reply #53 on: 02 February, 2022, 05:43:49 pm »
UHT has the added bonus of tasting nicer than normal milk...


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« Reply #54 on: 02 February, 2022, 05:43:57 pm »
We buy Cravendale, or supermarket own-brand versions of filtered milk - it definitely lasts longer after opening. Coffee and porridge is all we really use it for (and I'm the only porridge eater in the household), so a standard 4 pint would generally go off before we'd get through it.

Kim

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Re: A Best Before / Use By thread...
« Reply #55 on: 02 February, 2022, 05:46:54 pm »
We buy Cravendale, or supermarket own-brand versions of filtered milk - it definitely lasts longer after opening.

I suspect that lactose-free goes through a similar filtering process because it lasts for ages too.

hellymedic

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Re: A Best Before / Use By thread...
« Reply #56 on: 02 February, 2022, 09:49:44 pm »
i don't like the taste of UHT milk.
We get through exactly a pint for breakfast every day and a bit more, for drinks, sauces and custard.
We have 8 pints delivered per week and use frozen supermarket milk, in 2 pint bottles, as needed.
Milk only goes off if delivered stale or left out in summer.

Supermarket milk NEVER goes off here; it's either frozen or finished.

Feanor

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Re: A Best Before / Use By thread...
« Reply #57 on: 02 February, 2022, 10:04:22 pm »
UHT has the added bonus of tasting nicer than normal milk...

I'm not much of a milk drinker, but even so...
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ian

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Re: A Best Before / Use By thread...
« Reply #58 on: 02 February, 2022, 10:20:58 pm »
I'm from the generation that thanked Maggie the Milk Snatcher that we no longer had to drink the lukewarm boak-juice every afternoon. She was our saviour.
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Feanor

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Re: A Best Before / Use By thread...
« Reply #59 on: 02 February, 2022, 10:29:08 pm »
I'm from the generation that thanked Maggie the Milk Snatcher that we no longer had to drink the lukewarm boak-juice every afternoon. She was our saviour.

That was what put me off drinking milk.

During my primary school years, we had no fridge at home.
Occasionally, my dad would bring home ice cream in the evening, and this was placed in the bath until it was time to eat it.

My Aunt who lived with her mother, my Grandma, had a fridge.
I went to live with them for a week or two every year as a small, and I remember the sheer joy of cold milk, something I'd never experienced before.


ian

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« Reply #60 on: 03 February, 2022, 09:29:56 am »
It used to sit in the corner of the classroom until afternoon break, at which point it would be lukewarm and claggy. You'd try to get a straw through the worst of it. Then St Maggie rode in and they replaced it with something dangerous and orange, some kind of industrial precursor of Sunny Delight an basically kiddie methamphetamine. It also came in tetra paks, so basically all shirts and blouses from that point trended towards orange with red bloodstains from running into all the walls.
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fboab

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Re: A Best Before / Use By thread...
« Reply #61 on: 03 February, 2022, 09:39:23 am »
I think my fan-dom of all things dairy dates from being responsible for getting it out of the cows. I don't remember liking it at school, and loathed hot chocolate as a child.
Squirted straight into your coffee was fantastic, skimming the top layer off the tank made your frosties a gourmet delight and making your own yoghurt and soft cheese just played into the Little-House-On-The-Prairie vibe I ran with in my 20s.
It's a superfood. Just ask baby cows.
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Re: A Best Before / Use By thread...
« Reply #62 on: 11 February, 2022, 12:15:04 pm »
This weeks bag of porridge oats has a Best Before date of October 2019.    I'm not ded.



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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: A Best Before / Use By thread...
« Reply #63 on: 11 February, 2022, 02:18:04 pm »
...yet!
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ian

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Re: A Best Before / Use By thread...
« Reply #64 on: 11 February, 2022, 02:28:13 pm »
The worst that will happen to oats, if stored dry, is that they'll go a bit stale. That's more of an issue with wholegrains which contain more fat (it's the fats oxidizing that gives rise to the stale taste). That's why wholemeal flour has a shorter shelf-life than white.
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« Reply #65 on: 11 February, 2022, 02:41:22 pm »
Found some Halls pastilles and various Japanese confectionery items under the pile of "papers which might be important" dating back to up to 10 years ago.

I'll probably risk them before another ten years or I expire.

fboab

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Re: A Best Before / Use By thread...
« Reply #66 on: 11 February, 2022, 03:45:17 pm »
Similarly I found a >6 year old opened bar of dark chocolate in a pile of "papers which might be important". It dates from Suffolk- we've moved twice since I bought it. I didn't fancy it, it smelt unappealing.
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Re: A Best Before / Use By thread...
« Reply #67 on: 11 February, 2022, 03:47:02 pm »
This issue was being discussed on Radio 3 this morning.


(Don't know why I need to share that, but...)
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hellymedic

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Re: A Best Before / Use By thread...
« Reply #68 on: 11 February, 2022, 07:49:52 pm »
I used some Brufen Retard prescribed for D's Dad in January 2003e, earlier this week. (D's Dad could no longer use it and I hate to see stuffs thrown away.)

D went to Aldi earlier this week and bought a 25p pack of crumpets that were 30%off as it was their Use By date that day.

There was early mould growth today, so D gave me the mouldy one.

I'm still alive...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: A Best Before / Use By thread...
« Reply #69 on: 11 February, 2022, 08:37:23 pm »
There was early mould growth today, so D gave me the mouldy one.
Early Valentine.  :D
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hellymedic

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Re: A Best Before / Use By thread...
« Reply #70 on: 11 February, 2022, 09:03:46 pm »
That was the Covid...

ian

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« Reply #71 on: 11 February, 2022, 09:06:39 pm »
If it's blue or green it's probably penicillium.

Don't eat black or white mould, of course, as that's aspergillus.
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hellymedic

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Re: A Best Before / Use By thread...
« Reply #72 on: 12 February, 2022, 12:03:32 am »
Or mucor...

fboab

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Re: A Best Before / Use By thread...
« Reply #73 on: 12 February, 2022, 09:18:18 am »
My mum offered me some capsaicin cream for post walk pain relief. It was disappointingly non burny on rubbing in. Even the open skin on my over rowed hands was OK.
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T42

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Re: A Best Before / Use By thread...
« Reply #74 on: 12 February, 2022, 10:03:19 am »
If it's blue or green it's probably penicillium.

Don't eat black or white mould, of course, as that's aspergillus.

I'm now telling myself that the white accretion on the outside of the 2% fat salami MrsT inflicted on me was KNO3.
I've dusted off all those old bottles and set them up straight