What is the "best by" date, and how long after it can I enjoy my food products?

We can't really answer that, but we can give you some guidelines that might help you decide.

First, does the "best by" date display in a Year / Month format? 
Or a  Year / Month / Date format?

If it has a Year / Month / Date format, the manufacturer is letting you know it's really best within 3 months of production.

So snacks with a Year / Month / Date are probably not going to be very good way past that date.

If it has a Year / Month format, the manufacturer is letting you know that this product has a pretty serious shelf life, over 3 months to to begin with. In many cases these foods are manufactured to retain flavor so snacks with "best by" dates like these can often be consumed even months (and some cases longer!) down the line without extremely noticeable loss of flavor. 

We do hope you get to enjoy your snacks before the "best by" date, but if you want to snack after the fact, and the packaging is sealed, and they were stored somewhere nice, open the package, give it a visual check and a sniff, and if it's still tempting, give it a nibble, and if it still tastes good, there shouldn't be any major issues.

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