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I get quite a few bargains from approved foods And post a few deals on here. Some of the dates are fine but some are short and some stuff is out of date. I’ve recieved a few comments on a couple of shared deals saying it must be a joke or similar comments. Surely the dated items must be ok to sell or else sites like approved foods wouldn’t be allowed to sell them ! Eating dated stuff has never done me and mine any harm !!!!

nipperjwb
15 days ago
What do you think of this?
RegularComper90
RegularComper9015 days ago

Best before dates are NOT indications of when food becomes unsafe to eat. It simply means that the taste, appearance or nutritional value may deteriorate a bit. That's all. But otherwise it is still very much safe to eat.

It's a sad fact that many perfectly to eat food goes to waste simply because they have reached their best before dates or beyond.

Keep posting the deals. Approved Foods is a great website. 🙂

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nipperjwb
nipperjwb
Original Poster
15 days ago

Cheers... the only thing out of date stuff has ever given me is a saving of a few quid 😂😂

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9015 days ago

nipperjwb I often use out of date bread for toast.

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Lynibis
Lynibis13 days ago

RegularComper90 i always freeze bread that I can't use up and toast straight from freezer when needed. Also use it up in a good old bread pudding, yum!

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9013 days ago

Lynibis I love bread pudding. It's one of my favourites.

Got to have plenty of fruit in it though. 😋

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kikogpe
kikogpe
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13 days ago

RegularComper90 Very well pointed. There is a big difference between Best Before and USE BY. Even so, it is always necessary to be careful when it comes to meat, fish or dairy products, often they were unfit for consumption even before the use by date because of the poor conservation of the product.

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Lynibis
Lynibis15 days ago

I am happy to finish food that is past it's best, but what I do object to is ordering online, as I did for an evening delivery on 16th January, only to find my bag of potatoes were best before 17th. As I live alone I had expected them to be good for at least a couple of days' meals and would not have minded them being a bit past it toward end of week.

I did not waste them though. I cooked, mashed and froze some, peeled and par boiled some others and froze for roasties and used the rest during next two days.

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nicolajaynehend
nicolajaynehend13 days ago

Hi lynibis i did not know you could freeze mash potatoe thank for the very good tip.🐧

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Lynibis
Lynibis13 days ago

nicolajaynehend i often make shepherds (cottage) pie in individual containers and then only need to thaw and serve with veg and gravy. I freeze mash in individual dishes too and great to thaw and pop in oven along with a casserole or sausages etc.

My boss was round one day when my shopping was delivered and was surprised to see me put his favourite brand of butter in the freezer (I had bought several while on offer). I didn't know you could freeze butter, he said, now he does it too!

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nipperjwb
nipperjwb
Original Poster
13 days ago

Not a lot goes to waste in my house I must admit !

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nicolajaynehend
nicolajaynehend13 days ago

Hi Lynibis I only know the other that you could freeze butter . I now freeze my butter. I love making cottage pie individual. But I all was had MASH left over. And did not know what to do. With it. But now thanks to you I do. And thank you so much for the tip. 🐧

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RebeccaRoweLotl
RebeccaRoweLotl15 days ago

We use Olio and always collect from the pret volunteers. The food is still in date and tastes good but would have been otherwise thrown out. We have even collected them on the wednesday/thursday and put the sandwiches in the fridge and not eaten them until the monday and they were still fresh.

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nipperjwb
nipperjwb
Original Poster
15 days ago

I’d never heard of olio so just googled them and have a quick read. It looks really good. Ill have a proper read through when my grandson is in bed. Thanks very much 😊

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RebeccaRoweLotl
RebeccaRoweLotl15 days ago

nipperjwb You're welcome. It's a godsend for us.

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jigsawx3x
jigsawx3x13 days ago

yes it fine I got a load of stick when I 1st joined this group and posted some meat b4 Xmas with yellow stickers but and the end of the day there was nothing wrong with it and was cooked and eating by my lot in 2days

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