Posted by Pierre Igot in: Society
July 25th, 2003 • 9:28 pm

I live in a country where isopropyl alcohol bottles (the 99% stuff) have an expiry date, whereas boxes of cookies or multibran cereal do not.

Needless to say, I have already, on several occasions, purchased boxes of cereal or cookies that definitely tasted — well, way past their prime. You can always return the product to the store and get reimbursed, but that doesn’t address the issue of what you are going to do at 8 in the morning when you realize that the only box of cereal that you’ve got left is stale, and the store is a half-hour drive away.

I really wonder what will make the 99% alcohol in my newly-purchased bottle ineffective when it expires in 2008. Just how does pure alcohol go bad?


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