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Expired ginger ale and coke Zero. Is it still good?

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Expired ginger ale and coke Zero. Is it still good?

They expired December 2017, and March 2018. Both are in cans, about 10 cans each. Is it still safe to drink it? Could it give me food poisoning or upset my stomach?
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cheapmeister wrote: They expired December 2017, and March 2018. Both are in cans, about 10 cans each. Is it still safe to drink it? Could it give me food poisoning or upset my stomach?
you'll be fine...lol
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Ducky wrote: you'll be fine...lol
NO! The Gingerale might pass as okay, but not the coke.
Both coke and Pepsi give off a lead (pronounced "led") taste that is really awful when passed the expiry date.
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playnicee1 wrote: NO! The Gingerale might pass as okay, but not the coke.
Both coke and Pepsi give off a lead (pronounced "led") taste that is really awful when passed the expiry date.
you're thinking too much into it....i don't notice any diff... this whole best before and expiry date topic is overrated...

all stuff, you tell it's bad by either smelling it or look at it... not by numbers...
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Ducky wrote: you're thinking too much into it....i don't notice any diff... this whole best before and expiry date topic is overrated...

all stuff, you tell it's bad by either smelling it or look at it... not by numbers...
I am not thinking too much into it.
Blindfolded, I can instantly tell the difference between a fresh Pepsi or coke and one that recently passed it's best before or expiry date.
It's a walk in the park for me.
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playnicee1 wrote: I am not thinking too much into it.
Blindfolded, I can instantly tell the difference between a fresh Pepsi or coke and one that recently passed it's best before or expiry date.
It's a walk in the park for me.
maybe you can... but you don't need to worry about the upset stomach/food poison
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Pop doesn't expire. Very few foods/bevvies actually have a true expiry date, beyond which, food safety and nutrition content is not guaranteed.

It's a best before date that affects pop. Only you can decide if *your* tastebuds can discern a taste issue.
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playnicee1 wrote: NO! The Gingerale might pass as okay, but not the coke.
Both coke and Pepsi give off a lead (pronounced "led") taste that is really awful when passed the expiry date.
EH? Lol...


To the o/p:

The expiry dates on beverages are more for the merchandisers.route sales people and on-premise people to keep stock rotated and see what is selling or stalling. Also, to keep seasonal/special labels and old labels being replaced by different branding/remix rotated through on the retail level. SOME beverages do expire and go bad, but those are the ones with dairy in the ingredients. Source: Over a decade and half in the pop and booze beverage industry on the corporate level.
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This stuff is all sugar. I'm sure they're fine to drink.
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willdacanucker wrote: EH? Lol...
As I've said, blindfold me and I can tell the difference right away between fresh pop and something past the date on the can or bottle.
It's a very gross lead taste. (pronounced "led")
If people like pop that tastes that bad, maybe the cola companies should round up all the older pop and re package it as "super classic soda" and see where that goes...
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I actually want to see playnicee1 pass this blind taste test. My money is on them not being able to consistently do it.
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playnicee1 wrote: NO! The Gingerale might pass as okay, but not the coke.
Both coke and Pepsi give off a lead (pronounced "led") taste that is really awful when passed the expiry date.
I don’t know what lead tastes like but expired coke does taste terrible.
If you don’t believe me go to pizza pizza at woodbine and 16th. I got free pop with their survey/coupons and their Coke Zero tastes bitter and foul. I actually thought there was something wrong with it like being heated/cooled over and over from the heat in the summer but I checked the can and it was expired a year ago. I’d assume they still have them because pretty much no one buys canned coke at pizza pizza for $1 each. This was the can, 355ml Coke Zero. Old cans.
Also I looked at the bottom of the can for the expiry date. If that’s not the expiry date then I am mistaken.

Although I doubt you’ll get sick from it
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toronto19850 wrote: Although I doubt you’ll get sick from it
I'm not able to declare that I got the runs from drinking old pop. It may have been something else I ate that day that contributed to the cause.
I am being fair about this as best as I can, but it is true that the taste is rotten after the date.
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WikkiWikki wrote: Expiry dates are scams.
Tell that to green bread. :twisted:
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Expiry dates are usually about the packaging of the items and not actual food. Beverage can manufactures will only guarantee their product for x years and often it has nothing to do with the contents.
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marmalade12 wrote: Expiry dates are usually about the packaging of the items and not actual food. Beverage can manufactures will only guarantee their product for x years and often it has nothing to do with the contents.
I love how people are posting comments here without actually drinking an old can or bottle of coke or Pepsi. Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes
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playnicee1 wrote: I love how people are posting comments here without actually drinking an old can or bottle of coke or Pepsi. Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes
Ive got pop in my pantry from so many years ago I have no idea how old it is, and its still used. We dont just sit around and drink pop however, used for mix for booze mostly, odd party here and there

If I open it and it still has fizz, who cares. I have beer to thats old in the fridge. I dont keep track, its consumed when its consumed.

Although beer doesnt really last that long.
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tebore wrote: I actually want to see playnicee1 pass this blind taste test. My money is on them not being able to consistently do it.
I'd take you on that bet, only for that poster though. They know their sugary beverages and snacks.
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No Frills wrote: I'd take you on that bet, only for that poster though. They know their sugary beverages and snacks.
If expired cola tastes the same as fresh cola then there is no difference between frozen dessert and real ice cream.
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