Whether you live in a share house with friends or are on a tight budget, it pays to know how to get the most out of your food.
If, like me you’re a stickler for use by dates and would rather eat lollies and dirt over food that’s anywhere near said date – then this is a piece of good news.
There are 10 foods you can consume after their use by date – you just never knew it!
Find out what they are:
Milk, if it’s pasteurised will keep for 50 per cent longer if you store it at a cooler temperature. Try storing your milk at the back of the fridge instead of near the door to help it last longer.
If eggs are kept at a temperature of below 5 degrees celcius, they can actually last for three to five weeks!
#3: Honey and Jam
Sugary foods like jam and honey are safe to be consumed – almost forever!
If you don’t mind a lack of crunch, crisps are so highly processed and loaded with salt that they’re safe for a long time after the use by date.
Like crisps, biscuits are so highly processed that they’re safe for ages. If they taste soft or soggy, bring them back to life by giving them a quick zap in the oven!
#6: Dry pasta
As long as they’re kept in air tight containers, they’re good to go for ages!
If in the freezer, it’ll last for months, just cut off moudly bits if they happen to creep through – but shouldn’t if your freezer is cold enough!
#8: Canned food
Strong canned foods in a cool, dark place will substantially expand the shelf life.
#9: Packaged salad
As long as the leaves aren’t mouldy (wilted is okay) they can be revived by popping them in ice cold water!
Due to the sugar content and highly processed nature of chocolate it can last for AGES. Sometimes after a while a white coating forms on the top, this is just the fat melting and rising to the top.
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