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Postby Bexx » Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:13 pm

oh jesus fuck. Did the grocery shopping for the week @ Fresh n Easy and bought my favorite bacon.. their applewood smoked. I've NEVER had a problem with exp. dates. Until today. Both packs expire TODAY.

AAaaah!!!.. So I guess this is good practice for a massive fry up on the Playa, because I just finished frying up one pound - imna move onto the next in a few minutes. My Husband and I are gonna have bacon ALL WEEK! YAY!! I even went and started up a batch of BACON VODKA... which will be good practice for the burn too.

anyhoo - ain't complaining.. was just hoping to be able to stretch the 2 pounds.. OH WELL!

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Postby Elderberry » Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:18 pm

You could have frozen it.

That dates is the 'sell (or freeze) by' date. The expiration date is usually several days after. Once frozen it will keep a long time.
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Postby Bexx » Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:32 pm

jkisha wrote:You could have frozen it.

That dates is the 'sell (or freeze) by' date. The expiration date is usually several days after. Once frozen it will keep a long time.


yeah, imna freeze the other pack. I'm all fried up. On the other hand I've discovered that bacon and chocolate pudding go good together~!
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:35 pm

Yeah, take a chance with E coli.
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Postby Elderberry » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:39 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Yeah, take a chance with E coli.

Huh?
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Postby BBadger » Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:18 pm

You're not going to get sick. As jkisha mentioned, it's probably the sell-by date. Sell-by dates are for reference only and even the stores aren't required to abide by them. Even use-by dates are merely the recommended date before which the product is at optimal quality; it implies nothing about when a product is rancid.

Considering that bacon is loaded with salts, cured and smoked, vacuum-sealed, kept refrigerated, and is ultimately cooked at high temperatures you'll be fine. Properly refrigerated (not even frozen), I'd say you have at least a month to use it with no ill effects, even flavor-wise. Freezing the meat will essentially place the meat in a stasis, making it good almost indefinitely. Don't waste, or rush-eat, a side of fine applewood-smoked bacon just because of that date on the side of the package.
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Postby Bexx » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:52 pm

and the bacon vodka is a win!!!! wow! all it takes is just a day. I'm having a Bacon Martini right now!
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Postby Mojojita » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:34 pm

Bexx wrote:and the bacon vodka is a win!!!! wow! all it takes is just a day. I'm having a Bacon Martini right now!


Willing to share your recipe?
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Postby Bexx » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:54 pm

Mojojita wrote:
Bexx wrote:and the bacon vodka is a win!!!! wow! all it takes is just a day. I'm having a Bacon Martini right now!


Willing to share your recipe?


sure - was super easy.. all I did was fry up the bacon. I then added 3 strips to a pickle jar and then poured the vodka over it... and put it in the fridge. You don't have to use the pickle jar you can shove 'em in a whole bottle of vodka if you want. I just used it because I didn't wanna waste an entire bottle of it, in case it turned out bad.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:18 am

jkisha wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:Yeah, take a chance with E coli.

Huh?

Don't worry, you'll be fine. After all, it's BACON!
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Postby illy dilly » Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:07 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:
jkisha wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:Yeah, take a chance with E coli.

Huh?

Don't worry, you'll be fine. After all, it's BACON!


And if not, its a sure fire way to loose some weight.

Currently, I'm trying the tap worm diet.
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Postby FIGJAM » Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:10 am

How do you "tap" that?
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Postby illy dilly » Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:18 am

FIGJAM wrote:How do you "tap" that?

Its a very interesting process!
If you watch TLC's new hit show 'WTF!' I'm doing a special that should air on August 29th.

But I will say, it takes lots of tweezers and a big magnifying glass!
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Postby goathead » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:45 pm

how do you get the little shoes on them.
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Postby Rabbette » Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:16 pm

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:16 pm

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