There was a chocolate sale at the office yesterday, the first one for 2011. A week earlier there was a perfume sale. It is one of the upside of working at the airport - when the shops need to clear their old stocks, we get to buy them at a fraction of the price. Last year I bought quite a lot of chocolates as the sale was held close to Hari Raya. This time around the sale was near to CNY, so I went to see if I could get something to bring home.
This Hershey’s gift box went down from RM 46.90 to RM 15.00.
There were three trays (24 pieces) inside.
I wanted to grab four boxes to give away to relatives during CNY. I was already at the payment counter when I flipped the box and noticed...
...the expiry date was on the same day!
No wonder it was so cheap! Okay, I already expected the chocolates to be close to expiry, but not this close. Usually they would have at least a month buffer. Definitely didn’t expect them to be sale on the same day as the expiry date. So I returned three boxes and bought only one, just for my own consumption. That was more than enough sugar intake that I could handle for one day anyway.
Actually, if it’s up to me, several days after the expiry date is not a problem, I can still eat them. But that’s just me, it doesn’t apply to things that I buy for others. Plus, I don’t want to be blamed if the entire family spends CNY fighting for the toilet.
Heading to hometown to celebrate. Toodles!