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cosmicfun
805498.  Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:33 am Reply with quote

I am not sure if the below is actually correct :

4 All Best Before dates on packets of crisps manufactured in the UK fall on a Saturday. - Stuart Baker

My crisps state best before Date is 17/06/2011, a Friday.

Cheers

 
CB27
805551.  Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:37 am Reply with quote

It's one of those well known "facts" that some crisps manufacturers even publish as a "did you know" question.

Which make of crisps did you have?

 
Spud McLaren
805715.  Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:34 pm Reply with quote

If it were true that, for crisps, there's only one day per week that's a Best Before date, that would mean that some batches of crisps had 6 days' longer shelf-life than some others. Can't be right, shurely?

I don't say that date-fixing doesn't go on hem-hem, because I have reliable witness testimony that it does. But I'm positive it's not allowed.

 
Jenny
805902.  Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:36 am Reply with quote

Quite honestly, where crisps are concerned, I doubt whether six days would make a difference to the actual edibility of the tasty golden crunchy snacks. Six months probably would, and even six weeks might, but not six days.

 
dr.bob
818847.  Tue May 24, 2011 10:25 am Reply with quote

Here's a packet of crisps I bought whilst in London recently:



As you can see, they're "Burts" brand crisps (a UK brand, based in Devon), and the best before date is 25th September 2011 which, by my reckoning, is a Sunday.

I also had a packet of M&S crisps which had a Wednesday best before date, though that one had the date rubbed off before I took a photo.

So it seems that factoid is not true.

 
Zebra57
818864.  Tue May 24, 2011 11:01 am Reply with quote

Tyrrell's crisps from Leominster not only have a variety of days for best before but also record the variety of potato used on their packets.

 
dr.bob
819056.  Wed May 25, 2011 4:24 am Reply with quote

I guess someone needs to file that factoid in the "bollocks" cabinet then.

 
chirumvs
988828.  Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:59 pm Reply with quote

Well, the fact 8 & 9 are same from different posters [31 Britons have died since 1996 by watering their Christmas trees whilst the lights are still plugged in. - Paul (1) and Mark c (2)]

 

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