Pickles by Brian Crane

Pickles

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  1. ratlum

    ratlum said, over 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, over 2 years ago

    Don’t you have anything to say about thatEarl?

  3. Seeker149

    Seeker149 GoComics PRO Member said, over 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, over 2 years ago

    Just like your father … and your mother.

  5. paha_siga

    paha_siga said, over 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, over 2 years ago

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

  7. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

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

  8. Have Mop Will Travel

    Have Mop Will Travel said, over 2 years ago

    @GROG!

    “Best by” is not an expiration date.

  9. crabbyrino

    crabbyrino GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

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

  10. Brian

    Brian GoComics PRO Member said, over 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.

  11. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, over 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.

  12. chabias

    chabias said, over 2 years ago

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

  13. chabias

    chabias said, over 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.

  14. YatInExile

    YatInExile GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

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

  15. loves life

    loves life said, over 2 years ago

    @YatInExile

    I wondered the same. Like coupons Why a date when they print out the same ones every week?

    I have to look at the dates on what my mom gives us, I think a can of beans from 3 yrs… is a bit much. Although I have instant coffee that’s past date by 2 yrs. and it’s still good. Sealed really good. Some things taste off so we toss it.

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