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Eating Pains Au Chocolat after best before?

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    (Original post by Bigyouth)
    you could still choke on it though..
    Tbf most people use common sense on these matters...
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    (Original post by SweetsAndSugar)
    Tbf most people use common sense on these matters...
    Whilst it is common sense not to eat something like eggs past their use by, the 'best before' isn't so easily judged unless the product itself is 'tested' (and if it is a long time past the date, it may not even be safe to do this) or asked about. - Eating a Pains du Chocolat may be more dangerous than eating a loaf of bread 3 days past best before, (example) but how am I to know this when I google yet get no answer? This means the next route has to be used - asking.
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    Just eat it, ignore the date

    I keep my milk till waaaay after the use by date :indiff: I mean, until it actually goes off. Why throw it off if it tastes/smells fine. Same with your pain aux chocolate, warm it up a bit if it's too crispy, it'll be nicer :p:
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    (Original post by HotfireLegend)
    Whilst it is common sense not to eat something like eggs past their use by, the 'best before' isn't so easily judged unless the product itself is 'tested' (and if it is a long time past the date, it may not even be safe to do this) or asked about. - Eating a Pains du Chocolat may be more dangerous than eating a loaf of bread 3 days past best before, (example) but how am I to know this when I google yet get no answer? This means the next route has to be used - asking.
    Pretty sure eggs are sold with a use by date, rather than a best before... but it's common sense to sniff a food item and check for mould before tasting if it's a couple of days past the best before date. That is the next route, not asking a bunch of strangers on an internet forum. :confused:
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    (Original post by SweetsAndSugar)
    Pretty sure eggs are sold with a use by date, rather than a best before... but it's common sense to sniff a food item and check for mould before tasting if it's a couple of days past the best before date. That is the next route, not asking a bunch of strangers on an internet forum. :confused:
    There might've been something I was unaware about regarding the 'rottenness' of a food item, especially if only past a 'best before'. For example, chicken doesn't exactly smell or look bad if you defrost it and cook it improperly, does it? But by the time you've eaten it and realised something's wrong, you've probably got Salmonella :P

    Hence the asking. My fears proved to be unfounded
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    (Original post by HotfireLegend)
    There might've been something I was unaware about regarding the 'rottenness' of a food item, especially if only past a 'best before'. For example, chicken doesn't exactly smell or look bad if you defrost it and cook it improperly, does it? But by the time you've eaten it and realised something's wrong, you've probably got Salmonella :P

    Hence the asking. My fears proved to be unfounded
    Yes it does. Raw chicken and out of date chicken look and smell vastly different to fresh, cooked through chicken. Besides, chicken and other raw foods can as you said cause food poisoning. The only thing I know of that can definitely cause food poisoning after it's been cooked that I wouldn't eat after a best before date is rice as it can give you a very nasty case of food poisoning due to the air getting in the rice (it's something like that anyway).

    If in doubt I think about what's in the product - in a pain au chocolat, it'll be pastry (butter, eggs, flour) and chocolate. The eggs have been cooked through so there's nothing there really that can harm you if there's no mould present and it still smells good.
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    (Original post by kiss_me_now9)
    Yes it does. Raw chicken and out of date chicken look and smell vastly different to fresh, cooked through chicken. Besides, chicken and other raw foods can as you said cause food poisoning. The only thing I know of that can definitely cause food poisoning after it's been cooked that I wouldn't eat after a best before date is rice as it can give you a very nasty case of food poisoning due to the air getting in the rice (it's something like that anyway).

    If in doubt I think about what's in the product - in a pain au chocolat, it'll be pastry (butter, eggs, flour) and chocolate. The eggs have been cooked through so there's nothing there really that can harm you if there's no mould present and it still smells good.
    Ah, merci. That's the answer I was looking for - thanks! (And sorry for being incorrect on the chicken - I didn't think that was the case!) - The rice is a better example of what I wanted to illustrate.
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    THEY ARE OK TO EAT.
    IF they have no MOULD ON.
    Because it's a BEST BEFORE date not a USE BY date.

    Glad we cleared that up.

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