Do You Reach Back In The Rack For Freshness??

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by FullClip, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. Yes, I'll tear the cooler apart to get the milk a day fresher

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  2. Nope, I just grab what's up front.

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  1. byf43

    byf43 NRA Patron Life Member

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    Always check expiration date/use by date.

    A while back, my wife and I went into a local Amish store for some canning stuff.

    While there, we walked around and checked prices on several items.
    I noticed some Ritz Crackers w/ cream cheese. Mmmmmmmmmmmm!
    REALLY GOOD price!
    In the back of the 'stacks' was an expiration date several months forward.
    In the front, was a BUNCH of the packages with expiration date 6 months expired!!!!

    When I spend my $$$$$$, I want FRESH.
     
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  2. sciolist

    sciolist On the Border

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    No need for concern if the product has the proper chemical content.
     
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  3. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    You kind of have to since everyone ends up scrambling the shelf rotation when they pick through it.
     
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    Valmet M62/76 Silver Member

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    Absolutely, I do.
     
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  5. Gray Dood

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    You freaking bet.

    Squeeze the bread, ask the clerk to check the back for fresher milk, ALWAYS check the date.

    Doesn't everyone?
     
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  6. John Galt

    John Galt Anti-Federalist

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    Depends. If the grandkids are coming over and I know it'll be gone in a day or two I don't worry about it. If it's for general usage then yes I want the longest shelf life.
     
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    IAhunter Venor ergo sum

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    I just did it with a car battery at Costco. One further back was manufactured a month later.
     
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  8. Tackle

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    Batteries, bread items, milk and dairy items. I don't eat them very often so getting an extra week helps with less being thrown out after expiration. 1 day before milk expires I toss it.
     
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    It depends.

    Between the two of us we drink 2+ gallons of milk a week. I check labels but regardless it will be gone in days.

    Other things...I always check dates to make sure its not past expiration and/ or will last in pantry for a bit. My minimum on anything is a year or more out.
     
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    Wine. I like fresh wine, this year, none of that old stuff.
     
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    Cali-Glock Mountain Man

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    Yes. I live in the boonies - it is a bit of a trip to go grocery shopping, so I tend to buy a fair bit and use it over a period of time. As such, yes I reach to the back in an effort to get the freshest product as possible that will remain good for the longest period of time.

    Unfortunately, I buy a fair bit of food that ends up going bad before I use it. Since I can't just run to the store, it is a balancing act with a lot of staples - to I buy too little and get frustrated because I don't have it when I want it or do I buy too much and some of it goes bad before I can use it.... The reality is both happens; sometimes I run out of what I want, other times stuff goes bad before I can use it up.
     
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  12. F14A

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    Nope. I want my bread molded and my milk to curd quickly..:animlol:
     
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    3rdRRU_PhuBai ABQ detour 8/06 CLM

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    Yep I do this. I have found in recent years at Kroger, sometimes the freshest stuff is right in front. It is amazing how many times I find expired food on the shelves which is a big no no. I always point it out to them and they at least act surprised.

    I always open my eggs and inspect each one by turning it over, and don't buy dented cans. Other than that I'm a pretty easy going shopper.

    Also, I would buy ice cream that Kate Upton licked.
     
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    Why? Are you afraid it will turn into orange juice?

    That's a "sell by" date. Expiration will happen a week or two after that date under safe storage conditions.
     
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    The bread shelves empty every day where I shop, and so the bread is always fresh.

    If I'm making cheese, I'll get the freshest milk on the shelf because it has higher yields. Otherwise, no.
     
  17. Hannie Caulder

    Hannie Caulder Diva extraordinaire

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    This sounds like a nosy Hannie question LOL.

    Yes, I always look for the latest date.
     
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    mike from st pe

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    Lazy stockers sometime do not rotate product, I ALWAYS check the sell by date and pick the ones farther in the future.
     
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  19. FullClip

    FullClip NRA Benefactor CLM

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    The basic rule is that when a woman asks a question, she is being "nosey".
    When a man asks a question it is out of "scientific research".
    :D
     
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    tell the health department. they love that stuff...

    https://www.health.pa.gov/About/Pages/Contact.aspx
     
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