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Coke Expiry Date

Honest to god, I tried so hard to identify it. I do see JAN 17 but I'm not sure if its January of 2017 or January the 17th. Plus I see 00:42 there but I'm not sure what it means, but I have a feeling its to do with its creation date.

I have checked on the internet however the Coke Date Expiry System on the cans have changed over time, found it very frustrating :D.

Thank you so much for your help.

PS. I've heard that its possible to drink a canned drink despite how old it is, is this true? That can't be true because in some way or form there is always some form of decay that grows in food/drinks.

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  • Put enough rum in it and you should be fine. Really it will taste OK or it will not. – paparazzo May 22 '16 at 21:38
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    Its okay to drink regular coke (ie sugar based) a little after the use by date. However, as a rule do not consume any diet sodas (or for that matter products that use artificial sweeteners) after the use by date. – Adrian Hum May 22 '16 at 23:51
  • Why would they need to get an expiration date down to the actual day? Even if it was the 17th, then where is the year? That should be more important. The bottom line is probably the production code. – user3169 May 23 '16 at 3:48
  • Sorry, but if you can't tell it from the actual can, we can't tell it any better from a blurry photo. As for expiry dates vs. best by dates of food in general and soda in particular, we already have those covered in other questions. – rumtscho May 23 '16 at 8:33
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There is no expiration date.

At most, it would be a 'best buy' or 'sell by date'.

See http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/food-safety-education/get-answers/food-safety-fact-sheets/food-labeling/food-product-dating/food-product-dating

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