I was out at the grocery store doing my weekly shop this morning. I was standing in the bakery section sorting through the pocket/pita bread packets to find the one I wanted. (yes I do freeze pocket/pita breads.)
An older lady beside me said to no one in particular, I wish these had more days on the date tag, there are only 3 days and I won’t be able to eat 6 of these muffins in 3 days. I leaned over and said freeze them, there’s not much you can’t freeze.
The look on her face was priceless, she said you know that would never have occurred to me!
I have bought many breads and meats close to the use by date and no bad things have happened. BUT it only comes out of the freezer good if you put it in good. Don’t freeze foods that don’t look or smell good and don’t leave in the freezer for any length of time (eg, months).