My 12 year old son was in the kitchen, obtaining something upon which he could snack. I asked what he was doing, and he said, "Nothing like having a healthy snack." So I asked what it was that he was having. He showed me a yogurt and remarked, "Peach." I asked him to bring it over to me, cause I know that all the yogurt in our household was purchased last year some time. Maybe in a month that doesn't end in "er."
I looked at the container and the "best if used by" date (whatever that means) is August . . . of 2007. Hmmmm.
(bunny trail here - for more of my perspective on expiration dates, read this)
I told him it had expired, but let's see how it looked. We opened the container. It is hermetically sealed, after all. Or something like that. Looked fine to me. Smelled fine to me. Smelled like peach to my son. So I said, "It should be okay . . . I guess."
He walked away with the yogurt and his spoon and said, "Don't worry, Mom. If I get sick from it, I won't blame you."
So glad I'm off the hook.