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Can I Get a Ruling?

December 16th, 2009 . by Tim Babb (TANcast's #1 Host/Editor Fan)

So let’s say you buy something at the store like milk. It’s got an expiration date of two weeks from that day.

Then you take it home and put it in the freezer for a week and six days.

When you take it out and it thaws, does it still expire the next day or did you buy yourself an extra 13 days with your milk?

5 Responses to “Can I Get a Ruling?”

  1. DeanNo Gravatar Says:

    if freezer burn doesn’t make it taste like shit, drink it until it goes slightly yogurty… then throw it out or play a prank on a cat you hate…

  2. LoganNo Gravatar Says:

    If you freeze it more than likely when it thaws all the cream in it will separate from the water and you will have something very gross on your cereal.

  3. NateNo Gravatar Says:

    Freezing is great for preservation but the process does a lot of damage to the actual item. I know with meat you’ve only got 2 -3 days before it will go bad even if originally it was much longer. It has to do with the way the ice crystals form and for all intensive purposes slice and destroy the connecting structures. With meat it would make it go bad quicker, with milk it might make it separate, or even start to curdle.

  4. DeanNo Gravatar Says:

    @Nate: “intents and purposes” (sorry, former English teacher habits die hard)

  5. Mike (TANcast's #1 Fan)No Gravatar Says:

    @Dean thank you for that, I’ve been wondering which was correct for a while now. It sounds like “intensive purposes,” but in my head, I see it as “intents and purposes.” Probably because that makes more sense than the former.

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