Saturday, April 25, 2009

2029: A Good Year?

I don't have a crystal ball so I can't really say for sure if 2029 will be a good year or a bad one. Heck, none of us can say for sure if we will even be here. I guess there is only one thing I know about that year, and, I am sorry to report, it is not a very good thing.

I am sad to say that I have a box of pancake mix in my pantry at this very moment that bears the proud stamp of a product expiring in 2029.

Actually, it won't really "expire", it will just be "Better If Used By 08 04 29'.

That just can't be good.


  1. Anonymous4/25/2009

    Our local scout group just collected canned goods from residents. The oldest item collected? Cheese Spread from 1977. I think it was expired...

  2. Anonymous4/26/2009

    Are they from Europe? If so the expiration date is April 29, 2008.

  3. Anonymous4/27/2009

    I too think it means April 29, 2008.

  4. 08 04 29 in the USA means August 4, 2029
    08 04 29 in Europe means April 8, 2029

    Both dates don't happen for another 20 years.

    Are you people with the pancake lobby or something?

  5. Anonymous4/27/2009

    In any event - I will send you (under separate cover)a made-from-scratch-using-fresh ingredients-that-don't-contain-volatile-amounts-of-preservatives pancake recipe. : )