Imagine getting home from a long evening of Trick-Or-Treating, dumping your glorious Halloween haul in front of you and sinking your teeth into Twix bars, Milky Ways and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups… and then discovering that said candy was expired. By 18 years.
This happened last night to a man in the United Kingdom, who ate a cookie given to his daughters while they were out collecting their sugary loot.
Think I’ve just eaten a biscuit (from a packet given to our kids while trick or treating) that went out of date 18 years ago. Not joking. pic.twitter.com/JTj9adVlKY— Adrian Johnson (@adrian_johnson) October 31, 2017
Don’t think this specific brand exists anymore. Is there a doctor in the house?— Adrian Johnson (@adrian_johnson) October 31, 2017
This package of cookies was so old, that, indeed, it is no longer manufactured.
This is definitely old. The packaging doesn’t even look like this anymore 😭🙈 https://t.co/yyo177ezbv— Christina (@juStChrxssy) November 1, 2017
Many people were quick to point out just, exactly, HOW old these cookies were.
Jesus these biscuits are old enough to vote https://t.co/YaruWbKX74— Chris Applegate (@chrisapplegate) October 31, 2017
Yikes I wasn't even born then 😂😩 https://t.co/udqO7mzh8Y— Naziqa (@powerpuffzaz) October 31, 2017
The biscuits must have tasted stale at least… even if there wasn't visible mould. They expired during Star Wars The Phantom Menace.— 𝕭𝖊𝖓 (@SirBenKenobi) November 1, 2017
Let’s put this into perspective. When these cookies expired, the twin towers were still standing, Bill Clinton was President of the United States, Ricky Martin’s “Livin’ la Vida Loca” was number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and The Mummy starring Brendan Fraser had just been released in theaters.
Hopefully he won’t come down with any food-related illnesses, but it’s safe to say he wont forget the experience any time soon.
I can confirm that that taste will stay with me for a long time🤢— Adrian Johnson (@adrian_johnson) October 31, 2017