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Expiration Dates

Thank God for other bloggers. Simply Stinni, in addition to having some drop-dead fabulous recipes, often has good little tips for shopping in Kuwait. One reminded me to check expiration dates, something I just don’t even think about doing.

As I was preparing for a party, I needed some cream cheese for a dip. When I checked the expiration date, this is what I saw:
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From August 2007 to May 2008? Horrors! I am aghast. What kinds of preservatives would you have to use to give cream cheese such a long shelf life??

There must be some local equivalent, a very mild soft cheese that I could use. You know I love buying local, buying fresh – help me out here. What can I use in place of processed cream cheese?

December 11, 2007 Posted by | Blogging, Community, Cooking, ExPat Life, Health Issues, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Shopping, Statistics | , , , | 14 Comments