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.

This package of cookies was so old, that, indeed, it is no longer manufactured.

Many people were quick to point out just, exactly, HOW old these cookies were.

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.

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