"No date, helps reduce waste" For whose benefit is this?

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  • p00hsticks
    p00hsticks Posts: 12,970 Forumite
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    I'm still enjoying 'ripen at home' plums which I got from the Co-op reduced over a month a go because they were at their sell by date. They've been kept in the fridge and are still beautifully plump and juicy.
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    Salamat said:
    I'm not checking every orange, individuallty, in-store, before buying!

    I always do - whether dated (in date) or not dated, as others have said I've found that oranges, satsumas, clementines etc bruise easily and you often find one in a bag that's soft or going off, whcih will pretty quickly take the others with it if not removed. So I'd always check each one individually if in a net.
  • Katiehound
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    jon81uk said:
    and I have a bag of carrots bought on Tuesday- no date- just a code and more than half the carrots have rotten parts. Not good.
    Did you not spot that when picking up the bag? Might be better buying loose ones? Before Christmas I went through about 10 bags before I found one of the 19p ones that wasn't full of split carrots.
    Well of course if I had spotted that I would not have bought them!! I think the 19 pence ones lasted better. If there are loose ones they will be dearer (actually I don't think there are loose ones) I don't mind wonky ones, just not rotten ones!
    I shall be watching in future- just for once forgot to collect the till receipt- or they could have been returned. .
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  • Salamat
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    Mnoee said:
    Salamat said:
    Today's shop! Get home and start putting away, and finger sinks into a rotting orange! Even came from the tray underneath as I expected them to be fresher! I'm not checking every orange, individuallty, in-store, before buying! "No date helps reduce waste" Yes, sure!!!


    The 001 on the label means they're pretty old. Check that instead. 

    Wasn't sure about that as it also showed 'L' which could have suggested December, but there was no number alongside it, for the day!
  • jon81uk
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    jon81uk said:
    and I have a bag of carrots bought on Tuesday- no date- just a code and more than half the carrots have rotten parts. Not good.
    Did you not spot that when picking up the bag? Might be better buying loose ones? Before Christmas I went through about 10 bags before I found one of the 19p ones that wasn't full of split carrots.
    Well of course if I had spotted that I would not have bought them!! I think the 19 pence ones lasted better. If there are loose ones they will be dearer (actually I don't think there are loose ones) I don't mind wonky ones, just not rotten ones!
    I shall be watching in future- just for once forgot to collect the till receipt- or they could have been returned. .
    Assuming there are no special offers such as the 19p Christmas one, carrots are the same price loose and bagged, 49p per kilo.
    Sainsbury's British Carrots 1kg | Sainsbury's (sainsburys.co.uk)
    Sainsbury's British Carrots Loose | Sainsbury's (sainsburys.co.uk)
    (out of stock at Tesco but they appear to be 45p and it was same loose and bagged last time I was instore)

    As there are only two of us I avoid the packed ones most of the time for vegetables. Potatoes are harder as the only option often is bagged. Also there is almost always a pack of apples on offer so I usually get a bag instead of loose. But I rarely look at the date and just buy the ones that look best.


  • Katiehound
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    I don't think there are loose carrots on sale in Aldi- both supermarkets you are quoting are 30 mile round trip! Aldi is in town.
     I get through a fair number of carrots as dogs get them to eat every day. 
     As I said forgot to collect till receipt but I think 1.5kg is around 58 pence
    Being polite and pleasant doesn't cost anything! --
    Many thanks
    -Stash bust:in 2022:337
    Stash bust :2023. 120duvets, 24 bags, 43 dog coats, 2 scrunchies, 10 mittens, 6 bootees, 8 glass cases, 2 A6 notebooks, 59 cards, 6 lav bags,36 angels,9 bones, 1 knee blanket, 1 lined bag,3 owls, 88 pyramids = total 420 total spend £5. Total for 'Dogs for Good' £546.82

    2024:23 Doggy duvets,30 pyramids, 6 hottie covers, 4 knit hats,13 crochet angels,1 shopper, 87cards=164 £88.25 spent!!!
  • jon81uk
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    I don't think there are loose carrots on sale in Aldi- both supermarkets you are quoting are 30 mile round trip! Aldi is in town.
     I get through a fair number of carrots as dogs get them to eat every day. 
     As I said forgot to collect till receipt but I think 1.5kg is around 58 pence
    It’s great that you need that many carrots for the dogs, but I often only want 2-4 so loose is often better so shopping at Aldi wouldn’t help me much. But yes if Aldi doesn’t have loose then it can be harder to tell if greengroceries are in good condition.
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    unfortunately some silly people throw things away on the date, even the day before the date! because they are obsessed by best before dates.

    Prime example of that was Friday before Christmas. Bought some coleslaw. Woman next to me was rooting through them all and moaning they are all use by dated 26-12. 
    Still sat in my fridge & tastes just the same as the day it was bought. Will either all get eaten or thrown out once mould start growing. So use by date is now 5 days ago...
    Vegs bought earlier the same week are sat in garage & all still fine.

    The sooner ANY date is removed the better & let you decide if it's still editable. 
    Sorry, but you are dicing with a dodgy tummy with coleslaw

    5 days sealed and 3 days opened. Not even I would mess about with coleslaw

    And tonight Ive just used the last of the 60p cauliflowers and 19p carrots bought the 20th December :)

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