A recent conversation with some friends brought a college day experiment back into the lime light. I told them how much I love cheap dollar frozen pizzas, and they countered by telling me they can get **** *******’s take and bake pizzas for even cheaper. My mind was officially blown.
At college we all know that end of semester is the time to go dumpster diving for some sweet swag. However I had not looked into the food aspect of it until an anthropology class my sophomore year. We had been talking about the homeless population (and yes, mole people came up) and were challenged with jumping into some dumpsters and seeing what was available for food products. I was astounded; although I found most grocery stores had sealed container dumpsters that were not accessible. Every other food joint dumpster was a wealth of goodies.
I had never thought about diving for food. I asked around and was surprised to learn how many college students went to fast food joints and bread stores at the end of the day when the old stock goes out. What does a pizza store do with extra pizzas at the end of the day? What does a bakery store touting fresh bread do with the unsold stock at the end of the day?
If you are tight on cash or just enjoy something new, give it a shot. Or do what I initially did and make an experiment of it just to learn. We all know that food lasts longer than the best buy date on the package.