Pickles by Brian Crane

Pickles

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  1. ratlum

    ratlum said, about 2 years ago

    That is a terrible remark to make.Even if it might be almost some time near the truth.

  2. Llewellenbruce

    Llewellenbruce said, about 2 years ago

    Don’t you have anything to say about thatEarl?

  3. Seeker149

    Seeker149 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Don’t you realize syrup just gets better with age? Last year, I helped my wife clean out her grandpa’s garage, and we found a jar of Log Cabin that celebrated the bicentennial – older than either of us! But I’ll be darned if it isn’t the best fake maple we’ve ever tasted. Better start a “syrup cellar” so our grandkids can experience the same.

  4. Pretzelcoatl

    Pretzelcoatl said, about 2 years ago

    Just like your father … and your mother.

  5. paha_siga

    paha_siga said, about 2 years ago

    Yeah, young people should try to understand the difference between “best before” and “use by”.

  6. David Smith

    David Smith GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    The mind is willing it’s the flesh that’s weak

  7. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I’d toss the syrup. I don’t keep anything past the expiration date.

  8. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon said, about 2 years ago

    There are a lot of foods that are still edible long after their expiration date


    However, if your milk or yogurt say use by 2012 you might want to call the nice hazmat folks

  9. Have Mop Will Travel

    Have Mop Will Travel said, about 2 years ago

    @GROG!

    “Best by” is not an expiration date.

  10. crabbyrino

    crabbyrino GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    C’mon Opal…Earl gets better every day ’cause every day he has you. (GROUP SIGH)

  11. Brian

    Brian GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I wish we have “Best use by” on everything.

    I use http://www.eatbydate.com to decide to keep or throw away.

    I found a 6 years old jar of pickle that I just threw away.

  12. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Most consumer groups agree that the “expiration” or “best by” dates are used to convince you to toss a perfectly good item and replace it. Open the package; look at the product, smell it, and then take a tiny taste, and then decide for yourself. I have found bottled water with expiration dates! Talk about a scam.

  13. chabias

    chabias said, about 2 years ago

    Yum. Got a friend who makes maple syrup. Goes great with whiskey. We call it “sticky lips”.

  14. chabias

    chabias said, about 2 years ago

    @Dani Rice

    The water BS is because one state requires a date on the bottles. Apparently, it’s easier for the bottled water people to date all of them.

    Totally agree on the expiration date scam. When I was a kid, canned goods were good for at least 7 years.

    My rule is….if the can is rusty, dented, or bulging, I toss it. Otherwise, see how it looks, do the sniff test, then maybe a taste. I’ve a pantry full of “expired” foods. Some other products last well past the recommended date too, if sealed properly. I recently opened a sleeve of Ritz crackers from 2009 and they were still tasty.

  15. YatInExile

    YatInExile GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    With all the preservatives in our food, you have to wonder why foods have expiration dates.

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