Why have all crisps got a saturday as best before date?

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  • Why have all crisps got a saturday as best before date?
  • SiB
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    Go on, check! Every single bag of crisps has a saturday as a best before date. Any ideas why? I was thinking it was due to crisps having a long shelf life but so have lots of other foods and they havent got certain best before dates.

    xcgb
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    Crisps get made in a factory that normally runs Monday to Friday. As the expiry date is so far in the future, crisps manufactured in the same week probably have the same date. And manufacturers would then push it back seven days every week. It’s the same as saying “Week ending”.

    antigee
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    the same guy puts the pay by dates on credit card statements

    edit we all need to get out more

    Premier Icon binners
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    Crisps have a sell by date?

    IanMunro
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    Saturday’s my favourite day for crisps!
    Though pretty much every other day is close contender.

    So they can be sold off in the pub on sat night.

    Premier Icon binners
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    Has there ever been a recorded incidence of a packet of crisps getting near to its sell by date? There certainly hasn’t in my house. Not even a packet of nice’n’spicy nic naks

    Premier Icon woody2000
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    binners – what if it was a pack of Scampi Fries? Work of the flunkin Devil those things, ‘orrible! 👿

    higthepig
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    Crisps in the Netherlands sell by date is on a Friday, perhaps each adjacent country has a different day to stop cross border potato snack smuggling.

    Premier Icon binners
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    You’re right Woody. I’d draw the line at scampi fries. Vile things. Are they technically a crisp though?

    Actually, there’s probably a separate thread right there 😉

    xcgb
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    Quavers Worst snack……everrrr tastes like packaging material

    Milkie
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    Mine expire on a Monday..

    EDIT: Oh no.. It is a Saturday!

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Mmmmm, Scampi Fries. 🙂

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Is it [u]this[/i][/u] Saturday for all crisps? Crispageddon? End of the crisp World?

    Do the potatoes know something that the rest of us don’t?

    Premier Icon binners
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    *recoils in horror*

    You can’t dis Quavers!
    Have you never had a Quavers butty?

    Premier Icon sparkyrhino
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    It is my mission in life to make sure no packet of crisps (well only seabrook crisps),will ever reach its zenith and pass its sell by date.

    xcgb
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    Quavers butty? no that musty be dry as hell unless you put loads of butter or vinegar to make it taste of something

    Premier Icon woody2000
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    I reckon a quavers and philly sandwich would be a thing of beauty 😀

    SiB
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    Scampi fries and frazzles are a taste sensation when you’re hungover, a bit like McD’s

    Premier Icon binners
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    A McDonalds breakfast is hangover heaven. I’m not sure my hungover nose could handle being assaulted by a scampi fry in the morning. Never mind my taste buds

    Woody – Quavers and Dairylea butty’s are where its at 😀

    xcgb
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    I reckon a quavers and philly sandwich would be a thing of beauty

    but mainly because of the philly!

    Premier Icon sparkyrhino
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    I see theres no mention of walkers the amstrad of crisps.
    Talking of rank crisps those nik naks ones that smell like a baglady’s tuppance.or even hedgehog flavour rank

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    I saw an advert for Nik-Naks on a poster the other day.

    10-bag multipack; three of one flavour, three of another, and three of a third.

    Ooo-kay?

    brakes
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    can we have some order please?
    a crisp has to be made of sliced potato. FACT.
    anything else is a potato based snack. FACT.
    unless it’s not made of potato like a ******* Nik Nak which is made of corn, so nowhere near being a crisp. FACT.
    Imbeciles.

    Whatever happened to Fish ‘n’ Chips? Although I think technically they were biscuits. Fishy, vinegary biscuits…

    Premier Icon p7rich
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    Bump.

    First half constitutes thread of the year so far.

    AdamW
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    Answer apparently:

    “Sell by dates on Crisp packets end on a Saturday for the licencing trade. This is because normally dry stock rotation in pubs and clubs in on a Friday, therefore, sell by dates are on a Saturday to ensure sales up to and including stock rotation day.”

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    a crisp has to be made of sliced potato

    Surely it just has to be crispy to be a crisp? Otherwise how could things not made from potatoes at all be burned to a crips?

    Dangerboy
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    Was chuckling away at this thread, showed it to the gf and her response was “it’s a bit sad but that turns me on slightly…”

    IanW
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    /\ your in turn off the tinternet and get busy.

    In STW style will I die if I eat them on the sunday?

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