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12 thoughts on “Dang; that’s over a thousand years!

  1. That’s ultraultraultrapasteurized. And here I thought my 17-year-old still-mostly-edible MREs were impressive. Don’t even try tasting the instant coffee or chiclets, though.

  2. My Take on that label is March 30,2014. But what puzzles me is how could they figure out just when the juice would go bad? Guess they put timed out chemicals in the drink.

      • Eventually the date arrives when the spell wears off and the Maxwell’s Demon of Freshness exits the juice box and returns to its pit in the nether realms. Sticking the straw into the box releases it instantly, of course.

  3. Well, the think that has me more curious is that other date on there.

    1855??? What is that, the year it was packed? That’s some amazing vintage juice indeed.

  4. Heh. I went shopping for groceries back just before Y2K, and picked up a jar of peanut butter. Expiration date was May 1900. Kept the jar (after finishing it off….newlywed, working retail, ate a lot of PB&J’s), but lost it moving back stateside.

    • Ah yes; Y2K, the demon that was going to rise up out of the ground, kidnap our fisrt-born children, and plunge the world into darkness. I was managing a database at the time and the worst thing that happened to us was I had to spend a few minutes changing our date fields to a 4 digit year. Oh the horror…

      • And because of that little problem, everyone was going to rise up like zombies and kill one another because they wouldn’t go to work to try to fix things.

        I never believed the disaster-mongers. I thought at most there’d be a day or two dislocation, but apparently you good and faithful programmers eliminated even that.

      • My brother worked in custom control systems design at that time. He found a few things in the company’s projects that had semi-serious Y2K bugs. Things like freezing in whatever state it’s in when the roll-over happened. When that happens on a sewer system pump control, it could be bad. (pump stays on if on, off if off, etc). Solution was shut everything down at 11:55 PM, wait ten minutes, turn it all back on. Poof, no roll-over, just a new start-time.

  5. I had a box of margarine that expired sometime in March 2207. Would have loved that 1900 peanut butter, though. Had George Washington Carver even invented the peanut by then?

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