April 10, 2008

Avoid Stale Candy from Hershey's and M&M/Mars

Ever get all excited to buy your favorite candy bar at the check out counter, you can't wait to rip it open and dig in, you finally do and all you find is a stale, crumbly, sometimes dry mass of chocolate, nougat or whatever? Have no fear, The Consumerist has filled us in with the magic codes to avoid stale candy from Hershey's and M&M/Mars:

For M&Ms and Mars candy, there's usually a 10 digit code of numbers and letters, but you only need to worry about the first three. The first number is the last number in the year (8 means 2008, 7 means 2007, etc) and the next two numbers stand for the week of the year (so, a number like 804 would be the fourth week of 2008: February 2008)

For Hershey's candy, there's a 2 character code for the month and year. The year is like the other code, with the number being the last number in the year, the second character is a letter that represents the month. A = January, B = February, and so on. So a code like 9A would mean that the candy expires January of 2009.

From The Consumerist via Braindump at rgov.org

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Posted by Bob Wallace at April 10, 2008 8:39 AM
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