Pickles by Brian Crane


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  1. ratlum

    ratlum said, 9 months ago

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

  2. Llewellenbruce

    Llewellenbruce said, 9 months ago

    Don’t you have anything to say about thatEarl?

  3. Seeker149

    Seeker149 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months 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. MayKitten

    MayKitten GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    My production date was 18.01.1945, and my expiration date was 18.01.2007. I’m still working as good as I ever was.

  5. Pretzelcoatl

    Pretzelcoatl said, 9 months ago

    Just like your father … and your mother.

  6. paha_siga

    paha_siga said, 9 months ago

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

  7. David Smith

    David Smith GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

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

  8. Santa GROG!

    Santa GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

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

  9. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months 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

  10. Have Mop Will Travel

    Have Mop Will Travel said, 9 months ago

    @Santa GROG!

    “Best by” is not an expiration date.

  11. crabbyrino

    crabbyrino GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

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

  12. Brian

    Brian GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months 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.

  13. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months 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.

  14. Chuck Barnard

    Chuck Barnard GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Dates are advisory, and based upon the worst storage and use conditions likely. Assuming you are storing things at correct temperatures &tc, most things are good far past their best by date.

    But I know otherwise intelligent people who think these are set in stone…at least one of which was raised eating a fair amount of ‘past due’ food. They toss things by date alone.

    These dates are set to ensure that no matter what you do, your product will be edible until that date. This is true with medications too, although some are quite sensitive, most are good well past their expiration date, and if not, they tend to just not help.

    Some, like insulin, are rated for a short period, but this is because the company never requested a longer life from the FDA, and thus isn’t legally permitted to tell you it’s absolute lifetime. (Insulin, provided it is uncontaminated and stored at refrigerator temperature, is good for several times the 28 days after opening on the label.)

    Your experience may vary.

  15. chabias

    chabias said, 9 months ago

    @Al S.

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

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