The stock shown here is usually showing a past best before date. Used to assist with older stock as the powder may cake with time on some flavors. All our stock is stored in sealed bags in sealed boxes, unlike how Kool Aid is shipped from Kraft, in cardboard display box, not air tight. Our clearance stock is checked before packing and still in powder form. Once diluted it's refreshment as usual. These are a good purchase particularly popular with our Knitters, Craft and Hobby customers, as its a wonderful color Dye.
USDA States: "Best if Used By/Before" indicates when a product will be of best flavor or quality. It is not a purchase or safety date.