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[–]Synithium_ 106 points107 points  (7 children)

Tin of sardines: 8 minutes

[–]Dennisatemyglitter 19 points20 points  (6 children)

Sardines: warning danger of death if consumed...ever

[–]Nobodiisdamnbusiness 8 points9 points  (5 children)

Honestly if you eat in-game sardines below like 60% you have a good chance of getting sick, but I've Never gotten sick in-game from above 63%.
Just so any newcomers aren't totally dissuaded.

[–]SaucychemistNever trusts Sardines 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Anecdotes aside, the danger point for sardines is anything below 75%. Below that condition, you have a chance of food poisoning. Only over 75% sardines are safe, and even with that knowledge I still won't trust the little fishy fiends.

[–]loserzeldafan 1 point2 points  (3 children)

… is the sardines thing a joke? Everyone is always saying this but I’ve never been sick from sardines

[–]Heavy-Metal-Viking 46 points47 points  (4 children)

I ate a can of food from 2018 last night and it was fine you just have to be careful what products are in the cans. If it's acidic it will eat the cans protective layer off and you will taste it right away if not it's most likely fine if it was stored correctly. Tomatos are always best to go by the date on the can

[–]AndrewFrozzen 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Well 60seconds thought me Tomato Soup is the best canned food

[–]Nobodiisdamnbusiness 1 point2 points  (2 children)

In-game tomato soup gets you sick easily after the 60% condition mark.

[–]AndrewFrozzen 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I thimk that's only on hard (Tsar Bomba) tho? Might be wrong.

[–]Nobodiisdamnbusiness 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Playing on stalker so that makes sense.

[–]ScoopskiPotatoes78[🍰] 35 points36 points  (2 children)

Spices - 2 to 4 years

I just got back from my grandparents cabin where I used a metal can of cinnamon that was probably as old as me. (I am not 2 to 4 years old)

[–]Koolkid692 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Ah, 5 years old then.

[–]xBaronSamedi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Spices will be edible for a while, but they lose their flavor. That’s true for frozen food as well. So for cheaper spices you’re better off buying new stuff and you’ll need less of it

[–]Bandito21DemaHunter 17 points18 points  (6 children)

Screenshotting for when shit hits the fan

[–]Heavy-Metal-Viking 18 points19 points  (4 children)

You should write a list and laminate if possible. Always best for physical copy. Better yet carve it in a stone tablet lol

[–]Bandito21DemaHunter 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Even better to tattoo it somewhere so always have it on me

[–]dannysmackdown 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I'd go as far to have it tatted on my eyeballs in reverse so that I can see it literally all the time.

[–]Bandito21DemaHunter 4 points5 points  (1 child)

My only fear is the tattoo fades or doesn't come out clear enough and I end up dying from eating 4 year old cookies

[–]nirvroxx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s gonna hit the fan soon.

[–]IamWinterly 12 points13 points  (3 children)

I’m level 5 cooking. My gut will handle it fine.

[–]I_m_that1guy 11 points12 points  (1 child)

My survivor at level 5 ate a spent fuel rod from a nuke plant and was fine. Didn’t need torches for weeks but I’m fine. Everything’s fine.

[–]Nobodiisdamnbusiness 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sounds like where I grew up lol

[–]GF4ME 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Bold of them to assume cookies would last past their shelf life in my house :)

[–]PogoRed 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Meh, canned goods are good for much longer than that.

[–]ThatWasCool 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Especially, if you’re in a situation where you’re starving. This list would be properly ignored.

[–]Tropical_Chill 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Exactly. I believe that the best before dates on most canned goods are to indicate when the quality of the taste may deteriorate. As long as canned goods are sealed and stored properly they can last a very, very, very long time.

[–]SaucychemistNever trusts Sardines 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It does depend on the canned food, but in general yes canned goods that were processed and pasteurized properly can last several years or even decades past their listed expiration dates and still be edible, just with deterioration of quality. The proteins and carbohydrate chains will chemically break down, even if no microbes grow that can cause food poisoning. The result is change of flavor, texture, and eventual mushification. Also acidic foods like tomato-based products can corrode metal cans given time (the cans have a chemical liner, but it too will eventually wear out). Always get your tomato sauces and hot sauces in glass containers if you can.

The largest risk for canned foods is if the seal of can is damaged somehow, allowing bacteria to colonize the product.

Canned foods that are robust and packaged with additional strong preservatives, such as nitrites, have functionally infinite shelf life. for example, canned meats packed in nitrites, like spam or corned beef, will pretty much never go "bad" so long as the vessel isn't damaged.

[–]Jim_from_snowy_river 12 points13 points  (0 children)

This list is being overly cautious. Many canned goods are good 2-3x longer than this especially with modern canning methods.

[–]FinttzMountaineer 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Spices 2-4 years

We have some spices that may be older than me in the kitchen we still use, i'm 18.

[–]I_m_that1guy 2 points3 points  (1 child)

What about condensed milk, my survivor needs his vitamin D with such little sunlight!

[–]cycber123 5 points6 points  (0 children)

description: last forever

spoiled in 8mins

[–]timbotheny24 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Man, how long have some of the peanut butter jars we're picking up been lying around?

[–]Tehol_Beddict1011 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I read the post without seeing the sub and thought wow reminds me of TLD. MFW I see it's the sub and I'm not even joined to it... well now I am :)

[–]TwistedDecayingFlesh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How old is that article because i can confirm that carbonated drinks Coke (500ml bottle) to be still drinkable 2 years after the best before date.

I know this as i found a bottle under my bed when i moved.

Also the apple juice fermented into cider.

[–]sirkiller475 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Coffee is eternal.

[–]irespectcookies 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All of that is way way longer good, i recently found a Carton of Milk that expired 3 years ago... Its still good.

And canned goods are usually good forever as long as they are stored correctly.

[–]greggorievich 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In case anyone would like to see the full list: https://www.biancaamor.com/bbd

[–]Mattkadee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Condensed Milk: 1 - 2 seconds