It has been quite a while since I have posted one of my ‘bargain finds’ posts.
I was fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time last week when I happened to be doing some grocery shopping with my daughter, just before the store closed. My daughter rolled her eyes with derision when she saw my gleeful expression at chancing upon an absolutely brilliant foodie bargain.
As it happened, I managed to pick up some heavily discounted Edam cheese.
8 wedges in fact.
The really great thing about it was that the cheese was reduced from about £1.45 per wedge down to 00.30p per wedge, so i got the whole lot for….hmmm hang on….8 x 30 = £2.40p.
Is that right?
You may wonder what a person might want with 8 wedges of edam cheese.Believe me, I can find a use for almost anything, especially cheese. I am one of those rare individuals who prefer cheese to chocolate. I’d rather have a whole stilton than an expensive box of chocolates.
Anyway, what I did with it was this….I cut it up…and froze it in usable (for us) size chunks…
I’ve already used some as pizza topping, on bagels, on Staffordshire oatcakes (mixed with a little cheddar)…there was one day to go on the best before date…but at the stroke of midnight the next day the cheese was hardly going to suddenly develop a hairy green beard now was it?
We need to take best before dates with a pinch of salt if you ask me, too often we are lulled into ditching food just because a manufacturers label tells us we ought to do so. I’m not suggesting being silly, I’d certainly be rather more fussy about meat and poultry for example, but I think it wise to use ones own discretion when observing, or not observing, best before dates.
I ain’t dead yet anyway.