June 30, 2021 | by: Michelle Roy

To Toss Or Not To Toss… What Foods Can You Eat Past Their Expiry Date

To Toss Or Not To Toss… What Foods Can You Eat Past Their Expiry Date

I typically toss MOST foods after an expiration date.  You can tell for the most part when foods are spoiled.  If not, here are some tips!

✓ Cereal:  As long as it is sealed, it can last months past the date on the box. Stale or not, it’s still safe to eat.
✓ Canned goods:  As long as there are no dents or rust on the can, they should be good for years.
✓ Chocolate:  You might notice a white film on it, but don’t worry, it’s not mold—it’s what’s known as chocolate bloom. As long as you’ve kept it in a cool place, it should be perfectly safe to enjoy. (Good. Because it would kill me to have to throw chocolate out!)
✓ Bread:  It may get stale, but it’s still safe to eat.
✓ Eggs:  You can tell if it is still good to eat by placing it in a glass of water. If it sinks, dig in; if it floats, toss it.
✓ Pasta:  Because it doesn’t contain water, it can last longer than its posted shelf life. Keep it in a cool, dry place.
✓ Yogurt:  Unopened, it is usually good for 3 weeks after its expiry date. Opened? Still should be good for a week.
✓ Ketchup/Mustard:  Ketchup is good for a year (unopened) after its expiry, mustard: 2 years.
✓ Frozen Foods:  They may lose some taste, but they are still safe long after the dates on the label.
✓ Peanut butter:  Unopened, it is usually good for a year after the expiry date. Opened, still good for a few months. (As if it would ever last that long…)

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