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Comments on Thursday 18 November 2004:
Today I was brought a can of freakish food, from a chinese market. "Vegetarian Steak and Vegetable". The more accurate description is "fried gluten and a whole crapload of bamboo", but it was quite nice all the same. The thing I really enjoyed about it, though, was the best-before markings on the bottom of the can.
25/06/2004 US
25/06/2007 TAIWAN
I figure Australia is probably about half way between Taiwan and the US with regard to being really wimpy about food being a little bit old, and thus I won't have been poisoned by it. [14:02]

Anet
Yum.

maxor
Doesn't last as long as spam..... so couldn't be half as good.

Kilikina
Would it have poisoned you if it was past expiration date? I know milk, oddly enough, is not actualy bad for you when it is not too expired, just has a horrible taste. In either case, I am very glad you were not poisoned.

RavenBlack
No, it almost certainly wouldn't. Vegan foods very rarely turn poisonous. I've decided this is my new reason to give for being vegan - I like to eat foods that have been left out for two days, so if I weren't vegan I'd get food-poisoning.

Nameless
My main argument when being mocked at the office for vegetarianism is that I can eat my several-day-old crunch food leftovers.

tessa
that previous comment being mine.

Anet
Are you sure maxor? It wouldn't take much to be better then spam... If my vague memory of eating spam as a child serve me well, car wax would qualify...

Kilikina
Spam taste awful. They have a contest at our fair every year to see who can make spam taste the best, A lot of people enter, a lot of judges do not feel well the next day.

Khandi
After reading this, I took my sister to the local international food store. Among the many things I bought was a can of imitation crab meat, she was astounded by the near-4000 year difference between the two expiration dates. I still haven't told her that one of the dates used the Hebrew calendar.

Nameless
Spam and vegemite are the two best things in the universe!

Anet
'Nameless'- You ought to be ashamed to state your name with that comment ;-)
Khandi- hahahaha! Brilliant! I suspect that we may be related- That is a very 'me' thing to do...

Maxor
Raven you said it tasted good but didn't mention the poison you side of things after that.... noticable ill or even slightly queasy or have aby sort of abnormal discharge? or was the US date way to cautious?

RavenBlack
I wasn't the slightest bit poisoned. But someone else in the house who didn't eat any had diarrhoea the next day. Make of that what you will. Such as a diarrhoea fort.
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