Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Expired stuff is the new black

I have made a shocking discovery. Just about everything in my apartment has expired!

I know expiration dates are on things for some reason. Although I am not quite sure why the dates are chosen.

A few examples:

Vitamin C tablets: March 2009

Antibiotic ointment: May 2008

Hamburger Helper Stroganoff Singles: Sept 3, 2009

Creamy peanut butter (unopened!) July 30, 2008

Honey Nut Cheerios: May 2, 2009

Apple Cinnamon Cheerios: May 30, 2009

Pop Secret Popcorn: August 4, 2008

Butterfinger Hot Cocoa Mix: January 2009

Heinz Ketchup: May 2009

Nearly full bottle of SPF 15 sunscreen: April 2008

At least the tube of biscuits, one of the only things in my refrigerator, is good until November 1. Although its a lot of pressure to use it by then.

I don't know what happens. I can't use stuff fast enough before the expiration fairy visits. Its too tough of an economy to just throw it all out. I suppose I'd better get a booster shot from my doctor just in case these items can kill me if used after their expiration date.

I'm afraid to look in my freezer.