Leftover app like 'Craigslist for your unfinished pizza'
August 2nd, 2013
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Editor's note: Each week in "Apparently This Matters," CNN's Jarrett Bellini applies his warped sensibilities to trending topics in social media and random items of interest on the Web.

When I was growing up, to open my parents' refrigerator was to take a magical journey deep into a strange land of Tupperware that ultimately ended in sadness, confusion and some sort of round, congealed blob of food that may or may not have dated to the Carter administration.

"Mom, what is this?"

"Does it look like it might cause infection?"

"Kinda."

"It's soup."

Yes, we were a leftovers house. Be it chicken or rice, you were gettin' it twice!

Though, in all fairness, mom has always been a great cook. So, it was definitely tolerable.

Nevertheless, Day 7 of lasagna never quite had the same pizazz as Day 4. And opening that container on Day 60 risked introducing a newly formed, unknown invasive species into the ecosystem.

"What the hell was that?"

"Might've been a raccoon ... might've been a casserole."

But, hey, you just can't let good food go to waste. And that's why developers at a trending new startup are working on an app called Leftover Swap that might just revolutionize what we do with our extra grub.

Read - Apparently This Matters: Got leftovers? Wanna trade?

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  1. personal training Long Island

    Absolutely not! No way i'm eating someone else's food.Yeah right!

    January 14, 2014 at 9:27 pm |
  2. MrsFizzy

    Leftover swap: it's New to You! Hmmmm...

    But is eating your own leftovers really so weird as the author makes it sound..??

    August 4, 2013 at 6:00 pm |
  3. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    I draw the line at 48 hours on about any and all leftovers. Too many bad experiences growing up in a low income household getting force fed 5 day old left overs. You know those grocery store expired foods? We got them sometimes. Mold getting cut off cheese, milk 5 days past expiration, etc. Government cheese, etc. Probably why I'm not a fan of very many dairy products either. Too volatile.

    August 2, 2013 at 5:19 pm |
  4. tedvailas

    Hilarious. But I bet it catches on.

    August 2, 2013 at 4:00 pm |
  5. Truth™

    Wrong on so many levels...

    August 2, 2013 at 3:26 pm |
  6. sparkle

    No. Just no.

    August 2, 2013 at 1:39 pm |
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