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seen Jan 15 '13 at 13:53

A happy developer. But she's the main() reason:
Me and J├ęssica


May
14
comment Is it safe to eat Raw Corn?
But... isn't corn super hard? I mean, hard like a brick? Or is that just how regular grocery corn is?
May
13
awarded  Commentator
May
13
comment Why condiments expiry date is rounded?
+1 because of the percieved accuracy concept, but indeed, I meant why they all have that same date. Some things however say they only last for three days after opened, notably condensed milk (at least where I live). I've eaten condensed milk way older and couldn't even spot the difference. Also, regarding condiments, I've come to the conclusion that ketchup for example is made from excessive amounts of salt, sugar, vinegar, MSG, and other strong things, plus rotten tomatoes, so any difference will be hard to notice. It will last longer than the lightbulb on the fridge.
Feb
10
awarded  Student
Feb
7
comment Why condiments expiry date is rounded?
@derobert Which big question? By the way, the expiry dates say "after opened and in the fridge" So I guess I'm on the safe side. I wouldn't think of keeping it out in the summer (yes, I live where santa wears bikini). And +1 for the excellent resource.
Feb
7
awarded  Scholar
Feb
7
accepted Why condiments expiry date is rounded?
Feb
7
comment Why condiments expiry date is rounded?
Even if you answered later than the others, your answer really seems to be the most sensible reason for them to do that. I would guess food starts to taste and look strange much before it's bad (or maybe not), so they prefer to round it on some date where the product still looks and feels good, but it's actually edible some time after. I'd guess the aproximation is very rough even.
Feb
7
comment Why condiments expiry date is rounded?
That makes sense, I guess some people may leave condiments outside of the fridge for extended periods of time, and they take that into account.
Feb
7
comment Why condiments expiry date is rounded?
Both guesses make a lot of sense, especially the second one. For example, I condensed milk after 2-4 days, store the (non-heated recipe) result for a week, and it tastes perfect, yet the expiry date is 3 days. I guess the expiry dates assume reckless storage conditions or something too.
Feb
7
comment Why condiments expiry date is rounded?
@Jefromi Yes, I mean they're "floored". Of course they're supposed to be good until the expiry date... I don't think this is duplicate because I'd also like to know if there's a correlation, some reason why they're all the same date ("60 days") for a lot of condiments, even salad sauces and other things that remind of junk food. My question is more about if there's a reason why all these condiments seem to have (at least where I live) the same expiry date.
Feb
7
comment How to make mustard?
What does "heat" mean, spicyness? Also, why wine conserves the mustard?
Feb
7
comment Why condiments expiry date is rounded?
By the way I would expect katchup to last much less than mustard, but it's rare getting it to last one month anyway :)
Feb
7
asked Why condiments expiry date is rounded?
Feb
7
comment What is the difference between whole grain mustard and regular yellow mustard?
The difference is that whole grain mustard tastes just AWESOME. Most yellow-colored mustard tastes like crap and can only become edible in the context of the umami mess of fast food. Not that I don't give myself in for a hot dog. Just saying. Either way taste both on their own and the whole grain one is clearly more taste and less vinegar.
Jan
11
awarded  Supporter
Jan
11
awarded  Autobiographer
Jan
11
comment Reusing coffee grounds
Well it does not kill them, so no +1 for you, but otherwise that's what my mother did.