Expired Protein Powder on sale!?!

  • MCodyGetch88

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    Apr 13, 2014 4:35 AM GMT
    So, I went to the store to grab my protein powder. One of the employees offers me protein powder for %50 off. I though it was a little sketchy and asked a few questions. He said it was because the protein powder expired. I laughed and said, then aren't you not allowed to sell it? He told me that they are not allowed to have it on the shelf out front but can still sell it in the store. I said no thank you and paid full price for my stuff. When I got home I read up on it... got mixed feed back. Would you consume expired protein powder for cheap?
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    Apr 13, 2014 4:41 AM GMT
    Depends on what particular protein is it.

    If it's stored correctly and doesn't get wet then theoretically it shouldn't expire.

    But other substances in the powder can usually the flavourings.

    By law companies are now required to put expiration dates on everything that you consume and most of them are just an arbitrary date.

    Like tinned products technically they should never go bad nutritionally speaking they may not be as good as something before the expiration date but they should never go "bad"
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    Apr 13, 2014 4:41 AM GMT
    Most powdered supplements have a shelf life of 1 - 2 years, if unopened and the seal is intact.

    Sounds like the guy was trying to sell you 2 year old protein powder. Even if it was 50% off, I wouldn't buy it. Moisture could have gotten in. Clumping, most likely. Mold, worst case scenario.
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    Apr 13, 2014 4:44 AM GMT
    I saw a news program recently that shocked me by doing a segment on how expiration dates really don't mean anything. But that's another story.
    I have creatine in my refrigerator that I forgot about. It's past its expiration date. When I take it, it doesn't do as much for me as it should.
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    Apr 13, 2014 11:25 AM GMT
    JohnSpotter said ... a segment on how expiration dates really don't mean anything. ...


    just thinking not in the manufacture's best interest to extend the expiration date. once the product is sold, has left his warehouse and in distribution he has made his profit.

    answer the OP; yes i would have bought it.
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    Apr 13, 2014 3:31 PM GMT
    I suppose if the canister was completely sealed it might be safe but my fear would be if a canister was cardboard or even with just those glued-on rip-off tops as I don't know if gases could escape that so then how would you suspect botulism.

    What if the packaging was banged around and some of the glue bond was damaged?

    My Whey-to-Go has some sort of silver lining (type material unknown to me) inside the cardboard and a glued-on, rip-off metal top so maybe that aluminum top might bubble up a bit were there gases inside, but I don't even know that. I don't know the science of package engineering so as is I'd have trouble trusting it.
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    Apr 13, 2014 7:04 PM GMT
    I'm not privileged enough to not eat something unless I see it molding over.


    I'd still consume it. But then again, I'm not a smart man. I feel like the product would still produce the desired effects.