Author Topic: 'Best before' - gnocchi  (Read 33926 times)

Julian

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'Best before' - gnocchi
« on: March 17, 2012, 09:00:55 pm »
It's only dried potato, flour and water - no egg or dairy in there.  So am I dicing with death if I open a plastic-sealed packet of gnocchi best before October 2011?


Wowbagger

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Re: 'Best before' - gnocchi
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2012, 09:04:14 pm »
I doubt it very much. You could always offer some to Charlotte and report back.  :demon:
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Re: 'Best before' - gnocchi
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2012, 11:06:42 pm »
'Best before' doesn't mean the food is likely to be unsafe after it, unlike 'use by'. They should be fine, just maybe not quite as nice a texture/flavour that they would be if fresh. I'd eat them without any worry :)
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Julian

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Re: 'Best before' - gnocchi
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2012, 12:48:15 pm »
We're still here :thumbsup:

Actually they were rather better for the keeping.  Is that wrong?

Charlotte

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Re: 'Best before' - gnocchi
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2012, 07:57:06 pm »
I ain'tn't deaded  :D
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Re: 'Best before' - gnocchi
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2012, 09:16:13 pm »
Do you have any moth eggs in you?  They do lay eggs, don't they?

I had a flippin moth invasion in my kitchen cupboards.  They got into packets of flour and the like.  I suppose paper bags are easier for them than plastic.
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hellymedic

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Re: 'Best before' - gnocchi
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2012, 09:22:56 pm »
The worst that can happen to dried food past its 'best before' date is that it might taste stale (unless wee beasties eat it, which can happen before any date).
Harmless.

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Re: 'Best before' - gnocchi
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2012, 09:25:19 pm »
I ain'tn't deaded  :D

Awfully glad to hear it m'dear!

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Re: 'Best before' - gnocchi
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2012, 09:47:52 pm »
The moths just fly out of your mouth in your sleep.  Quite harmless.
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Kim

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Re: 'Best before' - gnocchi
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2012, 12:38:49 am »
...unless you're wearing a head torch.  (DAHIKT)
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Re: 'Best before' - gnocchi
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2012, 08:23:02 pm »
We just had a lemon meringue pie type thing from a packet that said best before 2006. So we ate it at 7.30 and it was fine.