FatPom

Use by date on gels

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My latest Wiggle order came with a side order of free SIS gels, about 35 of 'em. This wasn't a promo, they just seemed to have thrown them in the box.  I can see why, the use by date is May '17.  Whaddya reckon, good 'til Xmas? :D

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Bonus and yes! Except probably some dodgy flavor that no one wants.

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Does it say "Use by" or "Best by". If best by, then definitely good till Xmas.

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Ive had gels waaaaay past. All gud

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can sugar go off? :lol::lol: Gels, no matter what they tell you, they're only sugar :lol:

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Thanks.  Just checked, they say 'Best Before', wohoo :)

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I reckon I've still got a box here somewhere from Shepp 70.3 2010-ish.  I reckon they are good for another decade or so............might come out of retirement just to use them up ;)

 

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44 minutes ago, Ayto said:

I reckon I've still got a box here somewhere from Shepp 70.3 2010-ish.  I reckon they are good for another decade or so............might come out of retirement just to use them up ;)

 

Try them first, if you don't die then I'll figure I'm good to go. :lol:

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5 hours ago, Slowman said:

can sugar go off? :lol::lol: Gels, no matter what they tell you, they're only sugar :lol:

With extra preservatives! 

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14 hours ago, FatPom said:

Try them first, if you don't die then I'll figure I'm good to go. :lol:

Stop being a sook and have a crack at 'em !!!

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49 minutes ago, roxii said:

edit

Testing...

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Just now, Rocket Salad said:

Testing...

very !! 

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in 2012 when I made a return to IMs after a 5 year break, I upended a shoebox full of gels, sorted them into use by years, and started with the oldest, at that stage 4 years out of date use by '08s, and slowly made my way through the 08s, the 09s etc, until all were gone.

I figure, that any foodstuff that can have a 2-4 year shelf life, is good for double that.

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I have gels that are almost a year out of date and I have no intention of throwing them out. It will likely take me a couple of years to get through them, but I will get there.

I would never have even looked at the best before date except to post this.  Surprised they're not further out of date, to be honest.

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