This week a Porto supermarket had a Best By Bargain sale on a Camembert like cheese, four days to expiration! Best By means it’s still very good but no longer allowed to be sold to the public. I wonder what they do with the stuff after Best By.
In Venezuela there is no such law, heck, lots of people eat out of trash dumpsters. It got so bad that they passed an ordinance telling merchants the time of day they were allowed to put out the trash. This is the reason why Best By Bargain are such a novelty for me.
Previously I had seen Best By Bargains on other products like chicken which make sense because poultry does spoil quickly. But cheese? The older the better! To a point. The one I bought, Caprice des Dieux, was not yet fully ripe but close (2.99 €).
In Canada, some chains have a similar policy regarding discounts near expiration date.
Apparently, this chain changed policy to a discount of 30% vs previously 50%.
Public outcry has forced them to back down to the old standard.
The Caprice des Dieux is 4.99€ so the discount was 40%. A house brand Camembert goes for 24% less than the sell by date divine cheese. My taste buds don’t taste the difference, only my eyes and wallet do.
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It may be a state law about selling items after its “Best By” or “Sell By” dates but, on many products, those dates don’t mean much. Down here in S.E. Louisiana we have a number of “Salvage Stores” that buy up products that are near their “By” dates and resells them at a deep discount. We have one store in the local “village” and a second one in the next major town to the north. Until recently, the one in the village would get bread in on Wednesday morning and sell it for $1.00/loaf, stuff like Pepperidge Farm bread, etc. Its got enough chemicals in it that it is good for over a month after I buy it before is starts to get moldy.
I was in there yesterday and they had “fresh” cranberries in the freezer for $0.50/bag that was left over from Christmas, real maple syrup for $2.99/pint, Del Monte diced tomatoes with Hach Green Chilies (mild) for less than $1.00/can with a B.B. date of NOV 2023 (great for making chili, etc.). I usually try to check them when they open at 8:30 before most of the other people arrive after 9:30 or so. If I goes back there today, I doubts there will be any of that syrup left, no.
“I was in there yesterday and they had “fresh” cranberries in the freezer for $0.50/bag that was left over from Christmas, real maple syrup for $2.99/pint, Del Monte diced tomatoes with Hach Green Chilies (mild) for less than $1.00/can with a B.B. date of NOV 2023 (great for making chili, etc.). I usually try to check them when they open at 8:30 before most of the other people arrive after 9:30 or so. If I goes back there today, I doubts there will be any of that syrup left, no.”
I wandered into town to drop off some bills at the post office, check out the salvage store and the village “super market”. The syrup was gone, there was plenty of cans of tomatoes with chilies at $0.69/can, and lots of cranberries. They still had Great Value Sliced Baby Swiss Cheese, 8-ounce packages, in the case for 2 for $1.00. Since I still have 3 or 2 packages in the fridge from last week, I didn’t buy more.
About the only thing I found that I “needed” was a gallon of windshield washer fluid that was good to -20 degrees F for $2.69. I had bought a gallon of the stuff last year from Napa for $8 or maybe $7 plus tax. It doesn’t get down to -20F here but we had a low temp. of 14 degrees F by my thermometer a couple of moons ago. I didn’t see a best buy date on the stuff but it gots enough methanol in it that it ain’t going to spoil, no.