Least favorite bad-food to throw out...

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Least favorite bad-food to throw out...

Bethy Cassatt Bethy Cassatt
I know this is a little disgusting, but I was wondering how yall felt.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Bread
9
Eggs
2
Milk
6
Cheese
8
Lettuce
2
Fruit
5
A Baked Good
2
Other
5
I don't have a problem throwing out bad food/None
27
Total votes: 66 (50 voters)
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10/16/2012
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Intrepid Niddering Intrepid Niddering
I suppose it depends on the product and how "bad" we are talking. If it's just past the expiration date, I will check out the item before determining if it has to be tossed or if I can still use it.

Milk, if it's within a few days of it's expiration date, I'll smell it. If it still smells okay, I'll cook with it, but I won't drink it. Buttermilk, if it's past the expiration and it still smells like buttermilk, isn't curdled or mouldy, I'll use it.

I'll use eggs until they're gone even if they are past expiration. As long as they don't smell, I'm fine with using them.

Bread, I will eat past expiration, as long as it isn't mouldy. Once it turns mouldy, it's gone. I will also throw it out, though, if I know I bought it weeks ago, even if it isn't mouldy yet. Because that's just creepy. There was some loaf of bread that I knew I had bought at least four weeks prior. It still felt soft. Didn't smell strange and had no mould. That was kind of creepy.

Cheese. If it's in the package and past its expiration, I just check it for any mould. When it's open and it's grown mould, I just cut the mouldy bits off and use it. If it's completely overrun with mould, though, I throw it away.

Fruits and vegetable, I will usually cut off whatever is the mouldy part to salvage as much as I can. Herbs, though, like cilantro and parsley.. once it looks a little slimy, that stuff is gone.
10/16/2012
Kissy Kissy
the smell of milk, gag....
10/16/2012
panthercat23 panthercat23
None of them bother me.
10/16/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
Cheese and milk because they are so expensive.
10/16/2012
Rossie Rossie
If they're one or two days past the expiry date, they'll be thrown out - that's why I prefer to grocery shop every other two or three days.
10/16/2012
edeneve edeneve
the slimey stuff - oh, yuck gag!
10/16/2012
Boyfriend Boyfriend
don't have a problem
10/16/2012
damnbul12 damnbul12
Bread
10/16/2012
spineyogurt spineyogurt
Breaddd
10/16/2012
Zandrock Zandrock
none
10/16/2012
WhoopieDoo WhoopieDoo
I hate having to throw out produce....
10/16/2012
natashaanime natashaanime
If its bad I'll throw it out, only because I don't want to leave it in my fridge.
10/16/2012
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
No such problems here for U/us.
10/16/2012
Wonderstruck Wonderstruck
No problems with it.
10/16/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Master DarkWolf
No such problems here for U/us.
How true... ^^
10/16/2012
Anne Anne
Fruit
10/16/2012
poetprincess poetprincess
Quote:
Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
I know this is a little disgusting, but I was wondering how yall felt.
If its expired or just not good I throw it out..
10/17/2012
Artishok Artishok
I don't have a problem throwing out bad food
10/17/2012
libra777 libra777
When in doubt i toss it out! lol
10/17/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
If it goes bad. It will be thrown away.
10/17/2012
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
I don't really have a problem throwing out food. Sometimes I forget stuff and it sits in there for a while. I don't throw things out according to the expiration date, though. Quite a few foods are still good for a week or so after that date.
10/17/2012
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
I know this is a little disgusting, but I was wondering how yall felt.
Eggs. The carton gives me like a week to use them, which is crap.
10/17/2012
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
Bread goes to the birds.
10/17/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Other...it's all gross but tolerable until it gets all maggoty.
Once there's things breeding on it (other than bacteria since I can't see those) then it gets downright nasty.

I make it a point to keep up with the trash and keep things in the fridge up to date to avoid just that situation.
10/18/2012
Alyxx Alyxx
Fruits and veggies that have gone soft or melty gross me out. I've made the mistake of leaving some random veggie in the crisper drawer way too long before, usually because something went in on top of it and I forgot it was even in there, and it has turned into a puddle. So nasty! But for me the worst is seafood. Ewww. Nothing like rotten seafood smell. I've made the mistake of forgetting to toss shells from shrimp of crab that I've bagged up and put in the refrigerator until trash day before. It's gross. I don't put seafood in the trash until the night before trash day to keep the trash can from stinking to high heaven.
10/18/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
I know this is a little disgusting, but I was wondering how yall felt.
I have fought long and hard to get to the point where I can throw away spoiled food without feeling like my world is falling apart. I learned, much to my surprise, that a full larder equals safety and security....and I would keep everything but bread because I am violently allergic to mold of all kinds. To break the cycle of spend to make myself feel better I had to get past the fear that I would starve. Weird but true.
10/18/2012
J5ive J5ive
I have no problem throwing away expired food
01/30/2013
richsam richsam
Quote:
Originally posted by Bethy Cassatt
I know this is a little disgusting, but I was wondering how yall felt.
i go through fridge ever garbage night n throw stuff away i would rather throw it away then have one of my kids eat/drink it
01/30/2013
ginnyluvspotter ginnyluvspotter
I just throw it out if it's bad no hard feelings.
01/30/2013
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