Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Bleu Cheez Whiz

So I'm eating this Cheez Whiz that has been in the fridge for probably seven months now. The label fell off a while ago, but I'm sure it's well past the listed expiry date. This begs the question, does Cheez Whiz ever go bad? Or does it actually get better with age like real cheese? If it gets moldy do you call it Bleu Cheez Whiz? Or is that a no-go cause it's not actually cheese... Maybe Kraft should introduce a new line of gourmet aged Cheez Whizzes, including Bleu Cheez Whiz, cause obviously people who like Cheez Whiz are the kind of people who appreciate fine cheeses...

Hmmm... My instinct tells me the "best before" date is a scam to get non-fatass people to buy more if they haven't finished the jar in a few months. I've never thought about it before but maybe there's a difference between a "best before date" and an "expiry date," some sort of legal loophole. I used to drink a lot of "expired" pop in high school, courtesy of a friend who stocked a Coke warehouse and was charged with getting rid of the old bottles; that never made me sick or anything. In any case, I don't think Cheez Whiz could really get any worse than when you first buy it, so bon ap├ętit.

5 comments:

  1. Let me know how it goes. i got some aged single slice that still looks fresh but is 4 weeks past it's best before. individually wrapped so..

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  2. I think even non-processed dairy products are good for a while after their best-before dates (provided they're unopened), so who knows what happens with pseudo-cheese. I'd say if it tastes bad, don't eat it (which kind of applies to Cheez Whiz all the time). I think best-before dates are there mostly for the store, so they know when to remove it from the shelves. As in most things, I need to refer to the wisdom of Jerry Seinfeld on this one. Of course, I can't remember what he said in the milk expiry date episode, so I'll have to spend some quality time on youtube later. Not working is great!

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  3. Cheez Whiz is awesome, well to a point I guess lmao. 1+ follower.

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  4. I think they expire when twinkies do. They have a half-life similar to uranium.

    Cheez Whiz is like a fine wine. Just called it 'aged' cheddar. Hehehe.

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  5. Hope you're okay haha, you probably should of left it in there!

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