I feel your pain, bovril is currently unavailable in AustraliaMarmite crisps? I live in the Colonies and the necessities of civilization are often hard to obtain. For a while there were no Marmite or Weetabix on the shelves in the stores around here. Truly desperate times.
I have no idea about pasta but rice can certainly go off. I pulled out a sack of rice sealed in shrink-wrapped plastic that had been left in the back of a cupboard for a year or so and the black gunge and wee wiggly worms inside confirmed that it wouldn't be forming part of my curry dinner that evening.How the fcuk does dry goods like pasta and rice go 'off'?
People are mongs, aren't they - guided by the sell-by date and Daily Mail-type hysteria.
My sister is a classic example - does an occasional clean up of her kitchen and hoofs a load of unopened packets of stuff, and tins, into the bin,
her favourite phrase: "Does this smell off to you?" while waving some tupperware from the fridge under my nose.
I'll send you her address - not so you can shag her, rather so you can go through her rubbish!
I hope someone informed him he needs to inform his local Petroleum Enforcement Authority in writing that he intends to store more than 30L of petrol.
If you store petrol at home, or at a club/association or similar premises - Petrol: Fire and explosion