Expiration dates on foods are not required by the FDA, except on infant formula. They are the manufacturers’ best guess as to food quality, not food safety, and can be simply a matter of marketing.
The expiration date is more of a challenge than a rule, it’s a “try and eat these all before XYZ”. Time to speed up!
The real drama here is the limit of 1 per customer! What if I want diabetes now!?
OK, I keep coming back to this, hoping they are all sold out but it’s still available. Alas, at 42-cents per bar it was too tempting to pass up again so I bought it. Sigh…7,200 calories for the whole box but I guess I don’t have to eat all 36 on the same day.
However, I WILL be checking the expiration date as soon as it arrives.
Ferrero bought 100 Grand from Nestle and if you haven’t tried it lately they aren’t very good. The chocolate is waxy and the caramel is off. These look to be the Ferrero variety.
I’m not concerned about expiration dates; these’ll probably last for years beyond whatever date is printed on the package.
I’d be more concerned as to WHY these are being liquidated. Although Nestle sold the name 100 Grand to a different candy company a few years ago, the new manufacturer is still producing them; these are not discontinued end lots. So why are these on Woot? My best guess is that they part of a batch which was exposed to high temperatures after cooling, resulting in a higher-than-acceptable number of melted and de-tempered products coming up in this batch’s QA.
But like the possibility of expiration date issues, melting and loss of temper doesn’t concern me too much either, as it won’t noticeably affect the flavor of low-grade American milk chocolate like this, so I think I’m still willing to gamble.
See TT message above. This is Amazon trying to liquidate chocolate from their warehouse before it liquidates.
My bet is on excess inventory due to lower holiday sales, but whatever. We can only speculate.
This statement in particular:
Not all candy bars will have expiration dates, and even an expired candy might be still be good to eat. In general, food expiration dates mean very little, and often pertain to product quality rather than safety.
tl;dr - Do not eat anything blind folded.
Y’all are overthinking this: $3.6million for $15 is free money. Sheesh.
Dang, 100,000 That’s a lot of candy bars.
Last time I bought chocolate from Woot it was melted when I got it, after riding around in mail truck all day. Not a deal for warm days.
These are one of my favorites but it was 85 degrees last week. I guess I could always stick them in the freezer to solidify.
Edit: Checked the weather- gonna be cold-ish for a week. Fingers crossed.
In for a box! I’ll pace myself…I hope.
All I see is that it’s good for gainz
It’s not an “expiration” date it’s a “sell by” or “best by” date and it has very little correlation to do with how long the product is still up to snuff. Different types of foods and/or packaging can keep a product “fresh” for weeks or months after the date. A candy bar is not going to be “off” any time within months of the date on the package.
Ok, so a lot of opinions on here about what “expiration,” “best buy,” and sell by dates means. It’s true that most products will not suddenly become poisonous on that date. Nor will they instantaneously taste horrible. It is also true that some products will be perfectly fine a month after the date and some will find for much longer.
However, the suggestion that these dates are arbitrary and completely worthless because they are not FDA mandated is silly. As is the suggestion that manufacturers just put those dates on just to get people to consume more quickly and buy more of the product. It’s true producers want you to buy more, but that doesn’t mean the dates are totally bogus. They want you to finish the product by that date so that you will enjoy it and then buy more because you had a good experience. If people eat a candy bar and it tastes terrible because it’s really old, those people won’t likely be a repeat customer.
So, are companies putting expiration dates in their own self interest? Of course! But they do PLENTY of testing and research to figure out when those candy bars will stop tasting their best because they want it taste good so you will go out and throw more money at them.
Just an anecdotal comment to back this up, there have been a few times where I have been drinking a soda bought from a cafeteria and, after finding that it tasted strange to me, I checked and it was past the expiration date by a few weeks.
Of course it’s entirely possible that I drank some that were expired that tasted fine so I never checked the date, but every time I found that it tasted funny and then checked the date, it had been expired.
…Dang you Amazon! Dang you to Heck!!
I’ve had mixed results with ordering candy/chocolate from Woot/Amazon. It’s usually a good to very good deal, but I got a batch of Lindor balls that had been over temperature for long enough that temper was ruined. I still ate them.
What ever you want to call the date it’s a date I don’t want candy in my possession. Something of this gross amount (36 bars) would be for gifting purposes. I wouldn’t feel right giving away something that’s clearly been sitting around for 1 year being that the average sell-by date is one year from production.