I sometimes keep a 1kg 'bucket' of Lidl yoghurt in stock, to provide milk-based breakfast starters, whilst eking out the actual milk supply - sometimes, I realise that I've had one in stock for a while and it might as well be used and replaced anyway - also, the plastic buckets are quite useful for all sorts of subsequent reuses.
Supplies for the bird catering operation being a particular case in point.
Three days ago, I decided that the current emergency stock seemed to have been here for while, so I've been having some each morning - it will last four or five days usually.
This morning, the bucket was orientated such that I noticed the BBE date - two months ago.
I cooked this evening, first time in absolutely ages. We have partaken in a very garlicky meal of spaghetti bolognese...... So much garlic, there's no flies or any other flying things in the air above Castletown tonight!
As always, I did enough of the pasta to feed the five thousand, but youngest ate it all, cat didn't get a look in. Well happy.