(Bloomberg) -- The experience is familiar to anyone who regularly cooks at home: You’re at the supermarket picking up ingredients for tonight’s dinner, but you simply cannot remember if you already have heavy cream.

You do remember buying it, so you skip it at the store and pat yourself on the back for saving a few bucks and not contributing to society's insane food waste problem. Then you get home and discover: Yes, you have heavy cream, but it’s expired.

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