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    How long will energy bars last after exp date?

    my local store are selling them cheap (Balance Bars), if I store them at room temp how long before they go bad?

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    Expiration dates are a scam. Perhaps your question calls for some experimentaion!

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    They seem to last forever, but the older they get, the more determined you have to be to eat it.
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    Freeze them?

    I've eaten some pretty old bars (a year or so out of date). I would not do it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev.Chuck
    They seem to last forever, but the older they get, the more determined you have to be to eat it.
    lmao, so true!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehenz
    Freeze them?

    I've eaten some pretty old bars (a year or so out of date). I would not do it again.
    OK, so "one year" is the threshold

    thanks all for the replies

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    Quote Originally Posted by closereveryday
    OK, so "one year" is the threshold

    thanks all for the replies
    Years ago I was on a group ride and one of the riders opened an old Powerbar and found that it had added protein - maggots. I don't know how out of date it was, but I now stick to the date.

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    I'd like to know how long after u eat one does it start to help and how long after that do they last?
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    I'm not sure I'd know and expired energy bar if I tasted one. Maybe if it tasted good I'd know something was wrong.
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