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Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 10:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

are the numbers relevant?
Anything else relevant?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 10:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 10:02 pm:

are the numbers relevant? yes, very
Anything else relevant? yes :)
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 10:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

are the numbers:
dates?
reference to the items contained?
barcodes?
prices?
something else?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 10:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 10:16 pm:

are the numbers:
dates? YES
reference to the items contained? yes
barcodes? no
prices? no
something else? no
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 10:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Eat / use / best before 25th december or similar?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 10:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 10:31 pm:

Eat / use / best before 25th december or similar? 'best by', yes, but not 25th December - explore
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 10:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Best by" - I imagined it was before Xmas. Is that not so?

Or were the figures wildly out so that it was something like 3004?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 10:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 10:42 pm:

"Best by" - I imagined it was before Xmas. Is that not so? no it wasn't

Or were the figures wildly out so that it was something like 3004? no

bear in mind all the extra facts that I've thrown in
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 10:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmm.. still stumped

The only relevant thing is the best before date for the choc bars?

Did the box date not tally with the dates on the individual choc bars?

were they generic boxes for Xmas, Easter or other occasions?
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 10:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was the 'best by' date of the whole package different to that of the individual choccy bars?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 10:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 10:48 pm:

Hmm.. still stumped

The only relevant thing is the best before date for the choc bars?

Did the box date not tally with the dates on the individual choc bars? CORRECT! - can you work out roughly what they said?

were they generic boxes for Xmas, Easter or other occasions? they were supposedly for Christmas even though some had totally different themes

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 10:49 pm:

was the 'best by' date of the whole package different to that of the individual choccy bars? YES - can you work out roughly what they said?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 10:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the box say "for best by date refer to the individual choc bars" and the bars all differed?

Or, the box said Feb 2005 and the choc bars said various things ranging from as Dec 2004 to Mar 2005?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 10:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 10:56 pm:

Did the box say "for best by date refer to the individual choc bars" and the bars all differed? no, the bars differed slightly, but the box direct you to them

Or, the box said Feb 2005 correct and the choc bars said various things ranging from as Dec 2004 to Mar 2005? no
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 11:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

BLOOPER

but the box direct you to them
but the box didn't direct you to them
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 11:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The box said Feb 2005 and the bars said Nov 2004?

The box said Feb 2005 and the bars said Feb 2006?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 11:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 11:03 pm:

The box said Feb 2005 and the bars said Nov 2004?

The box said Feb 2005 and the bars said Feb 2006?

the latter is closest so I'll declare a

********** SPOILER *********

We had lots of selection boxes left over after Christmas. They had a 'Best By' date of the middle of February. They would only go to waste left packaged like that as people only buy them at Christmas time. I opened them up to put the individual bars on the shelves at the regular prices (which was more or less what they worked out at anyway when bought in the boxes).

The boxes said Best By 19th February, but every single bar of chocolate had Best By May or June.

That led me to understand that the cardboard box itself would go out of date before the chocolate inside.
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 11:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ahh now I get it :-)
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 11:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yes, I thought that you got the answer without realising my thinking behind it! :O
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 11:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Perhaps the words on the bars were referring to the girls who most deserved the chocolate bars. He knows if you've been bad or good...
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 11:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

April must have been naughty....
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 11:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice puzzle Lynne. There's always something satisfying about pondering over a chocolatey affair

:)
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 11:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Shh - that's the plot of my next murder mystery....
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2005 - 11:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ah - Death by Chocolate. Even Felicia Nimue might join in that one :)

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