So, it turns out college students are not the only social group to use the “Yeah, it’s probably fine” method of ignoring expiration dates. Wal-Mart is also pretty boss at eye-balling it, and getting paid for it.
As evidenced by the tree tags on this box of glazed donuts (one price, three dates), these solid rings of stale sugar were good today, yesterday, tomorrow, and probably the day after. You know, if you just use the pattern to extrapolate. The pale white fuzz there? Don’t be silly, that’s extra glaze. Donuts, like wine, only get better with age.
It’s not like you can blame Wal-Mart. Dates are hard, especially this close to summer vacation (Wal-Mart does those, right?) Do you know what day it is? Quick, right now, off the top of your head. No fair using the computer or phone you’re already on.
I mean, c’mon. This is ‘the Bakery’ we’re talking about. Baked with pride. And military grade preservatives. But mostly pride. That’s the pride you’re tasting. Not the mold.
H/T + PicThx Consumerist