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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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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)]

1101239.  Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:41 pm Reply with quote

Is the fish fact actually true? Every time someone gives me a 'fact' about a fish's memory it seems to be different.

Also, what sort of memory is this referring to?

What's more....oh....a...I forget.


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