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Would you eat 2 year old cereal?


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#1 ShopgirlX

Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:23 PM

Cereal that IS two years old, not FOR two year olds Tounge1.gif

It's a full, sealed box.  2 years past the best before date.  Will it be stale, or poisonous?  Seems a pity to waste it! WWYD?

#2 EssentialBludger

Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:26 PM

Probably not...

#3 Fairey

Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:27 PM

Depends what sort of cereal it is. If it were something totally yucky like Saltana Bran, I'd most definitely chuck it.  happy.gif

#4 CharliMarley

Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:30 PM

I worry about Best Before dates and surely they are put there for a reason.

#5 skae

Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:33 PM

I'd most likely give it a sniff and if it's not rancid smelling then give it a taste. If that was fine too then I'd eat it or use it in baking.

#6 WinterDancesHere

Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:33 PM

I probably would give it a try at least, or depending on the type of cereal use it for cooking (weetbix slice or just right loaf for example).

#7 elizabethany

Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:33 PM

If it was not stale, and kept dry (so any dried fruit is still dry) and free from bugs, I sure would.  Just like I would eat 2 year old rice or pasta.  It is a best before, not a use by date...

And I love my sultana Bran.  It is a staple in our house.

#8 Fairey

Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:36 PM

QUOTE (elizabethany @ 11/02/2013, 05:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And I love my sultana Bran.  It is a staple in our house.


If there were some in our house, I'd most definitely send it your way!

I'm a weet bix kid myself original.gif

#9 9minutes

Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:39 PM

If it's a dry cereal (no fruit/fillings etc) like weetbix or rice bubbles - then probably.

I'd taste a little bit first, and if it tastes off or stale or nasty I'd toss it.  Otherwise, I'd probably use it.

#10 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:52 PM

I wouldn't but I am fussy like that.



#11 elizabethany

Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:59 PM

QUOTE (Winterdanceparty @ 11/02/2013, 05:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I worry about Best Before dates and surely they are put there for a reason.


Best before dates are a legal requirement, as it gives an indication of how old a product is.  Tinned food has best before dates, and so long as they stay sealed, with no damage to the tin, they can last decades.

#12 countrymel

Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:59 PM

I'd bake with it.

In fact I think I did just that last year - the cereal wasn't 2 years out of date but it WAS sitting in an opened packet lost and alone in the back of the cupboard for over 6 months..

Made some very awesome muffins from my recollection..

#13 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:01 PM

I wouldn't.

#14 Missy Shelby

Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:06 PM

If I was dying of starvation - yes.
2 years past best before date - no.
2 months past best before date - maybe.

Yes, no, maybe to your question OP biggrin.gif

#15 Cacti

Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:07 PM

What cereal is it? How delicious is it? Are there bugs inside?

#16 Jax12

Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:09 PM

If it tasted okay I would and have.

#17 sa5ha

Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:13 PM

For the sake of something that probably cost $5 or less, I think I'd just toss it and buy more unless I was starving and hard no other choice, personally.

#18 spellfall

Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:16 PM

QUOTE (sa5ha @ 11/02/2013, 06:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For the sake of something that probably cost $5 or less, I think I'd just toss it and buy more unless I was starving and hard no other choice, personally.


Me too

#19 Eirinn

Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:23 PM

If it was still crunchy and there were no bugs, I would, I'm a grot like that.

#20 Clever bunny

Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:25 PM

I would eat it but I believe I have a duty to keep my immune system on its toes.
If there are no bugs, mould or funky  smells then I'd give it a go.

#21 ShopgirlX

Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:19 PM

From memory it's something yummy involving clusters biggrin.gif  I really should go and check it out but I'm upstairs putting the baby to bed, not downstairs in the kitchen original.gif

Your answers have given me a good chuckle though, thanks!

I'll let you know how it turns out, since I'm sure you're all dyyying to know rolleyes.gif

CountryMel I may need that recipe wink.gif

#22 tick

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:17 PM

If it wasn't stale or all stuck together in a giant sugary mess or housing a family of pantry moths, sure I'd eat it.  I'm quite anal about use by dates but best before is a different kettle of fish entirely.....

#23 CallMeProtart

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:25 PM

If it smelt fine I would. If it smelt stale I wouldn't.

I'm a big believer in listening to your senses.

#24 SensibleSis

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:25 PM

I'd give it to someone who has chooks original.gif

Best way to get rid of foodstuffs like old cereal.

#25 CallMeProtart

Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:27 PM

QUOTE (Clever bunny @ 11/02/2013, 06:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would eat it but I believe I have a duty to keep my immune system on its toes.


laughing2.gif
I actually kind of agree with that too! People who eat really off stuff tend to have stomachs of steel. Obviously there's a two directional causality there, but I believe it's good to challenge your immune system in small ways on a regular basis.




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