Home Cooking

The German and the 64-Year Old Can of Lard

February 03 2012 - 11:29 AM

I get into arguments about born on and sell by dates usually ending with the assumption it's to get retailers to move merchandise faster. This, from the BBC, doesn't sway my perception. A German pensioner recently ate a 64-year old can of lard… and no expiration date.

A food expert, Frerk Feldhusen, said the lard was rather gritty and tasteless and hard to dissolve, though quite edible. Mr Feldmeier provided some black bread to go with it.

"I just didn't want to throw it away," said Hans Feldmeier, 87.