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  Reply # 1953837 8-Feb-2018 20:23
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My grandfather was a cheesemaker down Temuka way many, many moons ago and he used to say that the difference between Colby and Tasty was about 3 months..

 

I guess you could say that a retailer who has Colby Cheese, that is 3 months past its best before day could put the price up and sell it as Tasty!


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  Reply # 1953882 8-Feb-2018 21:24
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My grandfather was a cheesemaker down Temuka way many, many moons ago and he used to say that the difference between Colby and Tasty was about 3 months..

 

I guess you could say that a retailer who has Colby Cheese, that is 3 months past its best before day could put the price up and sell it as Tasty!

 

 

Or if it was Rolling Meadow 'Tasty' that was 6 months past it's best before, it could almost pass for tasty!


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  Reply # 1953966 8-Feb-2018 22:55
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My grandfather was a cheesemaker down Temuka way many, many moons ago and he used to say that the difference between Colby and Tasty was about 3 months..


I guess you could say that a retailer who has Colby Cheese, that is 3 months past its best before day could put the price up and sell it as Tasty!



“Tasty” is such a peculiar term to use. Most places I know of would call that “Mature”.

Having one type marked ‘tasty’ implies that the other versions....aren’t!





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  Reply # 1953967 8-Feb-2018 22:56
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Would you say same for Dairy Products, say Milk ?


i worked for fonterra, and they use to rubbish all dairy products (or put it aside for the store to decide) if the expiry date is within 2 days.


Would you still consume them if you find any product like this ?


Just like @MikeB4, i wont keep anything that has expired, that is the reason why i am having this discussion over a chewing gum.



Milk is different.  It's perishable and has a Use By or expiry date.  Take those seriously.


But best before dates are not about food safety. For example a bag of chips might taste a little stale but it won't support bacteria because of the salt content.


However if you are particularly vulnerable to food borne illnesses - example if you are very young/old, immune-suppressed, or pregnant, have particular diseases you should exercise more caution.



Have worked on a few projects at Fonterra (Brands). The supermarkets won't accept product with shelf life less than a certain limit and that stock just gets plonked in the staff cafeteria for purchase at a nominal price. I seem to recall buying yogurt by the carton for $1, 10L premium Kapiti icecream for $2 etc. Fantastic perk for perfectly good product with weeks left before expiry.


 



 


My wife worked there for a while and she used to fly down with a carry on full of milk etc every Friday!



If it was the Takanini site she'll recall the curious security process of drawing a ping pong ball out of a bag when you exit the main gates, to determine whether they searched you for goods not explained with a receipt!


 



It was Takanini!





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tasty version is not tasty to me, just the same as the other bricks


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