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Started by WibbleAgain on Jul 14, 2018 8:36:32 PM
M&S spiced hot cross buns are as indestructible as Christmas cake

Or are they?

I found a packet of them in my used bread bin Best Before 01/04/2018. The look and smell perfectly fine. I've just split one, toasted it, and am going to eat it.

If I mysteriously disappear in the next day or two, that'll be why. I haven't had a spat with anyone on here.

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Delighted_User - 14 Jul 2018 21:40:50 (#1 of 25)

I should have thought that most breadlike products would be very colourful after that amount of time. Given that it isn't (I assume), it may well be safe to eat. I am not a doctor or a baker.

WibbleAgain - 14 Jul 2018 21:43:45 (#2 of 25)

I ate it an hour ago. It tasted just like a normal hot cross bun. No ill effects so far.

Maybe the packet was sealed with carbon dioxide/whatever to prevent mould. The seal was certainly intact.

JohnIlly - 14 Jul 2018 21:53:54 (#3 of 25)

The only thing that can go wrong with bread is that it goes mouldy and if it had mould spores in it three months ago that would be very obvious. As DU says, very colourful.

WibbleAgain - 14 Jul 2018 21:57:35 (#4 of 25)

It scares me in a totally different way. The fact that mould has not set in 2-1/2 months after the Best Before date means the thing is so dead that even mould wouldn't touch it.

FleurDuMal - 14 Jul 2018 21:57:54 (#5 of 25)

Are you dead yet, Wibble?

mingmong - 14 Jul 2018 21:58:23 (#6 of 25)

Wibs - I take the optimistic view on these things. Why would any physical transformation necessarily be for the worse? Who knows, you might grow an extra limb, or even acquire a super-power of some sort

People should do this sort of thing more often really

StillCiars - 14 Jul 2018 21:59:35 (#7 of 25)

https://goo.gl/images/Z7qB34

WibbleAgain - 14 Jul 2018 21:59:48 (#8 of 25)

Are you dead yet, Wibble?

I think not. But then I would say that wouldn't I? Maybe the real Wibble died and something from the bun has taken over.

WibbleAgain - 14 Jul 2018 22:00:39 (#9 of 25)

Wibs - I take the optimistic view on these things. Why would any physical transformation necessarily be for the worse? Who knows, you might grow an extra limb, or even acquire a super-power of some sort

I wasn't half as ambitious. Another brain cell would do nicely, thank you.

solomongursky - 14 Jul 2018 22:00:45 (#10 of 25)

The Salem witch trials may have been caused by mouldy bread I think.

Delighted_User - 14 Jul 2018 22:04:21 (#11 of 25)

What about the possiblility that the mould might be penicillin? There's antibiotic resistance to take into account.

mingmong - 14 Jul 2018 22:09:24 (#12 of 25)

I, for one, salute the new microbial entity which now controls Wib's person. Its obviously at the vanguard of some kind of successor species, so I'd like it to be known that I'd make a very good slave-master on behalf of our new fungal overlords

solomongursky - 14 Jul 2018 22:11:53 (#13 of 25)

If Salem had had toasters it would have saved lots of trouble.

WibbleAgain - 14 Jul 2018 22:19:14 (#14 of 25)

Look, folks. I've been through all sorts. What doesn't kill me makes me stronger, innit. Until I die, of course.

JohnIlly - 15 Jul 2018 12:00:00 (#15 of 25)

Who knows, you might grow an extra limb, or even acquire a super-power of some sort

Able to become hot, cross and full of dried fruit.

wickeltisch - 15 Jul 2018 12:05:55 (#16 of 25)

Dried fruit can give you terrible diarrhoea. With diarrhoea you won't feel like a superpower of some sort.

wickeltisch - 15 Jul 2018 12:07:10 (#17 of 25)

Yesterday I ate some fudge like sweets that were best before 2016. There's lots of sugar in them. How the fuck can sugar go off?

WibbleAgain - 15 Jul 2018 12:11:09 (#18 of 25)

Fudge has milk in it.

wickeltisch - 15 Jul 2018 12:22:52 (#19 of 25)

It was nougat de Montelimar which is fudge like in consistency, but without milk. Egg whites are involved in making it, I believe.

carterbrandon - 15 Jul 2018 12:29:28 (#20 of 25)

'Best before' is not 'Use by'. 'Best before' things become inedible, not poisonous.

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