Expiration date on chips?

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ophersmom
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So i went a little crazy on the sunchips sale at jewel. i have 14 bags and just now looked at the exp. date.i noticed a few exp by the end of the month and the others from mid to late june. i was planning on using these for snacks for my daughters birthday party in early july, do you think they will be stale by then? i know not everything truely expires by the sell by date so im just wondering if anyone knows?

TS Annie
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somethings are shelf

somethings are shelf stable...they shouldn't go bad as much as may lose quality...but even that shouldn't be a problem with chips. after a month or two over the date you may find them to be a little stale.

check the label...see what preservatives are used. without them they can go rancid...but again...a month or two shouldn't be a problem!!

Alice9
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I think you're just fine...

I think you're just fine...

ophersmom
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thanks!

i felt like such a dork when i noticed that, i mean we can certainly eat that amount of chips before they expire(hubby goes through 2 bags a week). but i bought them specifically for her party, maybe theyll be another chip deal by then and i dont have to worry about it.

presley93099
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I'm sure

it's fine to eat them still. There are several pantry items, boxed, bagged and canned that I have eaten a few weeks after their stamped expiration date.

And hopefully there IS another deal, stock up for the 4th and Labor Day :)

ophersmom
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the 4th

you're right! im sure there will be a ton of chip sales then, didnt even think about it, daughters bday is the 9th so i bet ill be fine!

prea
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According

to www.stilltasty.com they're good for 2 months past the expiration date. :-) I always check this site when in doubt.

ophersmom
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thanks for the link

i made it a favorite, im sure with stockpiling thats a question that comes up alot!