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Do you buy "outdated" or "damaged" stuff at your supermarket?
Ryan_Scott at 5:35PM, June 15, 2009
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Bollocks to the forum topic… we'll form our own Marmite vs Vegemite webcomics splinter faction… www.marmitevsvegemitecomics.com
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ParkerFarker at 5:46PM, June 15, 2009
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Bollocks to the forum topic… we'll form our own Marmite vs Vegemite webcomics splinter faction… www.marmitevsvegemitecomics.com

we cooouuullld, but for serious, I think we should do a DrunkDuck Vegemite V Marmite comic.

“We are in the stickiest situation since Sticky the stick insect got stuck on a sticky bun.” - Blackadder
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Ryan_Scott at 7:20PM, June 15, 2009
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Hey if you want to write the words I'll gladly draw the fucker!
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Pineapple at 11:56PM, June 15, 2009
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I'm not a huge fan of buying things past their best before (although I have done it) I like buying stuff like yogurt and meat that have been marked down bt still good. As long as I eat it the next day, it's fine.
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ozoneocean at 12:08AM, June 16, 2009
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More like Vegemite VS Marmite :)
 
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Ryan_Scott at 12:38AM, June 16, 2009
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Hey you can put it into any order you like… I think we ALL know that marmite's gonna come out on top!!!
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ozoneocean at 12:56AM, June 16, 2009
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Hey you can put it into any order you like… I think we ALL know that marmite's gonna come out on top!!!
Exactly!
We'll skim that crap off and be left with delicious, wholesome, tangy, salty, beery Vegemite. :)


Actually, more towards the subject of this thread:
As I previously said, Vegemite gets better lone long you have it. Brand new Vegemite isn't as good, it's march sharper in taste and has a stronger bite. I tend to leave mine with the lid a bit unscrewed and never put it in the fridge! It mellows in a lovely way. :)

So some foods actually really DO get better!
It's much like a good salami or something- the longer you leave it the better it gets. To a point.
 
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Ryan_Scott at 1:25AM, June 16, 2009
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Ok… I'm gonna try really hard NOT to make any ‘smelly salami’ jokes and this point in time…
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WhizKidDoubleCross at 1:55AM, June 16, 2009
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I'm sorry but I guess I'm the only one that's gotten sick on “outdated” food items. plus you never really know what's growing in there.

Now damaged I totally get. It's really just that the can or the box is dinged but what's inside is still the same.
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lba at 8:01AM, June 16, 2009
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Buy it? Why buy it when you can get it from their dumpster?


I used to do that to get food for some of the homeless guys around town. It was interesting to see how some of them became much more friendly and less aggressive if they knew they could get easy food from you. A lot of the food stuff in those dumpsters is perfectly good too. Bakeries here toss their bread out daily if it doesn't sell and it's always tossed out in the plastic bag it's packaged in.
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WhizKidDoubleCross at 1:10AM, June 17, 2009
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I don't know if I would really want to be running around checking dumpsters… Now I'm not saying that the food inside there is bad, since I'm sure the packaging is still sealed. I don't think I would want to wade through trash to pick up one thing of bread.

I guess if we were in hobo survivor I wouldn't survive more then three days.
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Lonnehart at 1:08PM, June 17, 2009
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Foraging is always good too… you'd be surprised the everyday garden plants which have edible roots and leaves…

You'd be surprised at what kind of food you can grow in your yard. I've got banana and tangerines growing in mine. And with imported bananas costing $4 to $6 a pound, it's a good thing for me. :)
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Hyena H_ll at 1:14PM, June 17, 2009
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Buy it? Why buy it when you can get it from their dumpster?


I used to do that to get food for some of the homeless guys around town. It was interesting to see how some of them became much more friendly and less aggressive if they knew they could get easy food from you. A lot of the food stuff in those dumpsters is perfectly good too. Bakeries here toss their bread out daily if it doesn't sell and it's always tossed out in the plastic bag it's packaged in.
I ain't a freegan or nothin', but I do dumpster dive for food when I'm hard up. I get mad when perfectly good food gets thrown out. People are hungry! At least give it to Food Not Bombs, or lay it on top of the rest of the trash (or God forbid outside the dumpster) so people can pick it up!

Most bakeries toss all the day-old stuff into trash bags- just the baked goods, no actual garbage in ‘em. So I lived off bread and bagels for a while.

Grocery stores tend to throw out slightly wilted/ripe produce, so that’s good too.

What does it matter if canned goods or dry beans or rice or whatever is a couple days past the expiration? It probably tastes the same as it would've the day before it expired.

In summation: I ain't too proud. ;)
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Lonnehart at 1:24PM, June 17, 2009
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What does it matter if canned goods is a couple days past the expiration? It probably tastes the same as it would've the day before it expired.

In summation: I ain't too proud. ;)

I'd be careful around canned or jarred foods. Especially cans that have been badly damaged or have rust spots on them (rust spots are a good indicator that the food is VERY out of date). This is especially true for all canned goods, expired or not. It doesn't take long for bacteria to go in, multiply, and contaminate the food with their toxic waste. Unless you're resistant to Botulism, I'd stay away from canned goods if I were you.
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