Dad Discovers Biscuits Given To His Kids On Halloween Were 18 Years Out Of Date
By now, you've probably gorged yourself on all the leftover sweets and treats and chocolates that weren't given out for Halloween last night.
I certainly have.But spare a thought for poor Adrian Johnson, who sneakily stole a biscuit from a packet of McVitie's Chocolate Digestives that his daughters were given - only to discover they were 18 years out of date.
No, not months - but years. He then posted a photo of the offending biscuit on Twitter, as well as the offending packet, which had a best before date of 15th May 1999.
Think I've just eaten a biscuit (from a packet given to our kids while trick or treating) that went out of date 18 years ago. Not joking. pic.twitter.com/JTj9adVlKY- Adrian Johnson (@adrian_johnson) October 31, 2017
He wrote on the social media platform: "Think I've just eaten a biscuit (from a packet given to our kids while trick or treating) that went out of date 18 years ago. Not joking."Johnson, who is the founder of PR agency UMPF, reported thinking that the first taste of the biscuit was a bit weird, but that it was on his second bite that it really tasted off.
"I sniffed them, looked at the biscuit side, which was quite white rather than the usual brown-ish colour, and it was then that I checked the sell-by date," he told the HuffPost.
"That second bit ended up in the sink and I had to rinse my mouth and brush my teeth," he continued.
"Pretty gross."His close encounter with the stale biscuit happened late in the evening yesterday, so Mr Johnson hadn't, at the time of writing, had a chance to speak to the neighbours who provided them to his daughters.
The ancient biscuit (Credit: Adrian Johnson)
"I might pop round tonight when I get back home," he said. "More for their sake, than to complain, as who knows what else they're keeping in their cupboards.
"My kids, Poppy and Eidy, found it hilarious this morning when I told them the story, as they were asleep when it all happened."They did point out that I shouldn't have been pinching their Halloween treats in the first place!"
Well, yes. We'd hate to say it serves him right, but it kind of does.
Featured Image Credit: Adrian Johnson