An extra-curricular thread idea


#1

Hello,

I have had an idea for an extra-curricular thread. It would require everyone looking in their cupboards and fridges at home, and whoever who can find a product with the oldest use by date getting a badge.

This is inspired by @Antpocalypsenow hot drink thread, which split users, but I admired it for its interactive experience.


#2

Use by or best before?


#3

We could have both, couldn’t we


#4

Yes! Let’s go crazy! (And then go sane again)


#5

I will not be participating.

Good luck with your thread.


#6

I threw out some Fish Sauce the other day that expired in March - even if I still had it that would not be a winner I think

Everyone has some pretty ancient jars of herbs or spices lurking don’t they


#7

Got a tin of pineapple chunks that my grandad gave to me about 6 years ago that went out of date in 2015, which isn’t that impressive really. But I will take them with me when I move, cause I quite like opening the cupboard and thinking “ah. Hello old friend” at them


#8

Oh I thought this meant something else but I can start a thread on that

My sister is meticulous about chucking stuff out so probably won’t find anything (she tried to throw my chillies away recently and I had to tell her they were still ok then I forgot about them and they went off anyway. GOOD STORY)


#9

I can’t participate as I’m not at home, but I know that nothing will be out of date in my cupboards as I recently had a clear out. My mum on the other hand found some spices the other day from Safeway, which ceased trading in 2005.


#10

Chuck out anything when the date expires tbh


#11

Getting in early with some chilli powder


#12

Why do I still have this


#13

I think this is a wonderful idea, however I must stress that the Hot Drink Race was a @sadpunk idea which I simply performed administrative duties on. I cannot take credit for anything beyond the smooth running of the event.


#14

Lot easier to do when you don’t buy tinned goods, tbf.


#15

Bag of Mace which expired in August 2014 for me:

Reckon I could have got a lot earlier than that pre-move though.


#16

Do you think you could still use it?


#17

Yeah it’s only powder isn’t it, doesn’t really go off


#18

Early Prince lyrics needed more a bit of confidence in initial idea


#19

Not wholly sure what Mace is. Why are you still holding onto it? Will you be using it in the future?


#20

It was a Peep Show quote though I got it slightly wrong