Don’t Trust The Expiry Dates, Here’s How Long Your Food Will Actually Last

Did you know bread can last for 3 months in the refrigerator?

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We triple check the expiry date before we buy food. But did you know most of the expiry dates lie? Yes, now we have some serious trust issues. After reading this you might not have any at least when it comes to food.

We gathered information from Still Tasty. The website collects data from the USDA, FDA, and CDC. We created graphics for a better look at what the shelf life of your favorite foods actually looks like.

#1 Almonds

ALMONDS

We can’t believe this one, almonds are normally kept on the dining table or the kitchen. We’re definitely moving these today, are you?

#2 Apples

Apple

Who knew ‘sev’ couldn’t be saved after a week? The most shocking thing is that we can keep them for a year in the freezer.

#3 Banana

Banana

Where the minions at? Yes, banana’s can’t be eaten after a week even after sitting in the fridge.

#4 Chocolates

CHOCOLATE

Who else has a bag of chocolates in the freezer just sitting there? If it hasn’t been over a year, please finish it.

#5 Eggs

EGGS

Turns out the shelf life of eggs is a lot more than what we expected it to be.

#6 Garlic

Garlic

Did you know this? There is so much that changes in one year but garlic doesn’t.

#7 Honeydew Melons

Honeydew melons

Melons are pretty fragile, aren’t they?

#8 Bhindi/Okra

okra

Let’s be honest, who likes bhindi?

#9 Orange Juice

ORANGE JUICE

The next time you buy Orange Juice, don’t forget about it.

#10 Pasta

PASTA

Okay, so pasta deserves to be in the coldest place.

#11 Spinach

spinach

We’re pretty sure Popeye would want to know.

#12 Tomatoes

tomatoes

They are not only expensive but also high maintenance.

#13 Walnuts

walnuts

Breaking the shells is quite a task.

#14 Aerated Drinks

SOFT DRINKS

Yes, you should really throw that Pepsi bottle kept in the fridge since a month.

#15 Coffee

instant coffee

We’re not sure how we feel about this.

#16 Chilli Powder

CHILI POWDER

And we thought you’d stay on the shelf forever.

#17 The ones who stay forever, quite literally

RICE

TEQUILA

RYE WHISKEY

 Last but not the least, Wine

WINE

WINE-1

Here’s another reason to finish the whole bottle at once.

You’re welcome.

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Shivani Ahuja

Finds poetry in the simplest things.

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