‘Adam Ruins Everything’ Schools Us On Expiration Dates [WATCH]

Who else is guilty of throwing away food just based on the date label on the packaging? I admit, I’ve done it many times before.

It turns out that by our own ignorance, we may have been a part of the huge food waste problem in America.

According to CollegeHumor’s Adam Conover, expiration dates, sell by dates, use by dates, and best by dates don’t really mean what we were conditioned to believe.

It’s a common misconception that once our food passes the date labeled on the packaging, it’s time to toss it right in the trash. However, contrary to popular belief, these date labels have nothing to do with food safety, and it’s not a part of any government safety regulations.

In fact, these date labels aren’t even under the jurisdiction of the federal government. According to Adam, with the exception of baby food, the FDA doesn’t requite any food date labeling of any kind.

So what do those date labels actually mean? Those are actually just the dates that manufacturers believe their food tastes the “best”, not when they’re no longer safe to eat.

Some of the examples given in the video show that eggs can actually be eaten 3-5 weeks past the sell-by date, canned and dried foods can be saved indefinitely, and that even after milk “spoils,” it’s still safe to drink.

Yeah, you read that right.

According to Adam, because milk is pasteurized, all the bad bacteria is taken out way before milk “spoils,” meaning that although it may taste absolutely rancid and disgusting, it’s still safe to drink.

But milk’s the exception, not the rule. For other foods, you’ll definitely want to look for changes in smell, color, or texture for signs of spoilage. You may also want to make sure that food is always properly stored. So instead of keeping an eye out for those pesky date labels, make sure you keep an eye out on your refrigerator temperature or how long you have something our on your counter.


If Hannibal Lector Was A Really Lousy Chef [HUMOR]


The infamous Hannibal Lector probably best known for his brilliant mind, his cannibalistic tendencies and his talent for the culinary arts. What if, however, he lacked one of those traits.

What if he was a really shitty cook?

CollegeHumor posted this hilarious video based on NBC’s cult television series Hannibal. The clip features the titular character serving up a variety of dishes made of human parts. Instead of the amazing plating and presentation depicted on the show, however, we get a look at what it’d be like if he was really bad at covering up human remains.


How To Make Cocktail Inspired By REDDIT [HUMOR]


In honor of Reddit users, comedy site CollegeHumor has produced a short “How To” segment where they make a cocktail inspired by the community-generated news site.

Featuring Caldwell Tanner and Pat Cassels, the cocktail incorporates the best themes of Reddit in order to create the perfect drink. Watch as the two put together the ultimate Reddit cocktail and guzzle down all that karma.


Craving: Spaghetti Bolognese

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I have to be honest, until I read about it right now I didn’t know the difference between regular spaghetti and spaghetti bolognese. Apperently starting your sauce with onion, carrots and celery make all the difference. Either way, it looks good to me and also reminds me of this collegehumor video we posted awhile back. Watch “Soup’d” a food version of Punked. (Thx Cookingwithmichelle)