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Junior Taamas
, Nigeria.
Before you go through your kitchen
pantry and throw away food based on
the expiration date, you should know
that for certain foods, that is merely a
suggestion. Some edible items never
expire… or, at least, they can last for
years before it’s time to dispose of them.

The likelihood that you will actually need
to keep food around that long is slim-to-
none, unless you’re a doomsday prepper
or preparing to watch a few Youtube
cooking channels. But, you never know if
we’ll have a nuclear holocaust or a
zombie apocalypse. If you want to be
prepared for anything, here are 10 foods
that almost never expire.
...


10. Hardtack

If you read old stories about pioneers
and explorers, you may have already
learned about a dried bread called
“hardtack.” This food has been given
several nicknames over the years, like
“sea bread” or “pilot bread,” because of
the fact that it was often taken on long
journeys. It was also given to soldiers as
part of their daily rations across the
world. Usually, people would dip their
hardtack into their tea or coffee,
because with its brick-like consistency,
you just might break a tooth trying to eat
it.

So… just how long does it last? Some say
that they may actually still be edible for
hundreds of years. In Denmark, there is
a hardtack on display at the Maritime
Museum of Kronborg from 1852, and it
has yet to go moldy or disintegrate into
dust. So you can rest assured that if you
add a supply of hardtack to your
prepping kit, it will last for the rest of
your life. And if you’re stuck in an
underground bunker for multiple
generations, like the Fallout series,
maybe you could even hand it down
those rock-hard crackers to your
grandkids.

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Junior Taamas
, Nigeria.
9. White Rice

Ahh, rice. It’s easy to cook, it’s filling,
and totally delicious next to some sesame
chicken. Everyone knows that brown rice
is much more healthy and nutritious, but
it will only keeps for 4 to 6 months
before it goes bad. So, if your goal is to
save money and stock your pantry for
decades, you need to skip the brown rice
at the grocery store , and go for white.
When white rice is kept in a cool, dry
place in an airtight container, it is
estimated to stay good for 30 years.

Some preppers have speculated that if
white rice is kept in the refrigerator or
freezer, it can actually stay fresh forever.
Rice is easy to find in bulk. It’s available
at most grocery stores and big-box
stores like Costco and Sam’s Club. Of
course, in an apocalyptic scenario, you
wouldn’t have electricity to keep your
rice lasting for multiple generations. But
in your standard emergency situation like
a blizzard or hurricane, this will come in
handy.
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Rufai Oladimeji
Lagos State University
English
100Level, Nigeria.
8. Twinkies

There is a long-standing rumor that
Twinkies are like the cockroaches of the
snack food world, in that they will simply
never die, even after a nuclear
holocaust . Well, it turns out that it’s
only half true. According to Hostess
Foods, the official shelf life for a Twinkie
is 45 days . This is actually longer than
any of their other snack foods. However,
plenty of people have kept Twinkies in
their pantries for years. Brave
consumers have reported that they still
taste great years after the official
expiration date, which make them a
good addition to any emergency food
ration.

In Blue Hill, Maine , a school called the
George Stevens Academy has held on to a
Twinkie since 1976. They believe it still
looks good enough to eat, even after
being removed from its airtight
packaging for decades. The outer layer
looks a bit grey, but it’s actually because
it has been accumulating chalk dust in
the classroom.
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Rufai Oladimeji
Lagos State University
English
100Level, Nigeria.
7. SPAM

Not everyone is a huge fan of the salty
canned meat called SPAM, but some
people love it enough to eat every single
day. In Hawaii , SPAM became a huge
part of the culture. It is typically eaten
together with fried eggs and rice as a
hearty breakfast. During World War II,
GI’s who were stationed in Hawaii ate
SPAM because it did not require
refrigeration, and had such a long shelf
life. Between 1941 and 1945, Hormel
Foods shipped 15 million cans to Allied
troops around the world every single
week. For most war veterans, they were
happy to go back to eating food that
wasn’t from a can. But in Hawaii, many
of their food rations came to the islands
by boat, so the tradition of eating
canned food with a long shelf life stuck
long after the war over.

On their official website, Hormel
basically insinuates that their canned
meat will last forever. They say , “The
product is always safe to consume as
long as the seal has remained intact,
unbroken and securely attached.

However, the flavor and freshness of the
product gradually begin to decline after
three years from the manufacturing
date.”
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Rufai Oladimeji
Lagos State University
English
100Level, Nigeria.
6. Hard Liquor

If the world truly has ended, and you’re
stuck in an underground doomsday
bunker for the rest of your days, you
just might need a drink or two. Lucky for
you, hard liquor lasts forever. Distilled
spirits like whiskey, gin, rum, tequila,
and vodka will last a lifetime if they are
still sealed. Just keep in mind that cream
liqueurs don’t last very long, since they
contain dairy. If there truly was an
emergency situation, you need alcohol
for more than just a stiff drink.
Remember that you will also need
alcohol to sanitize objects and clean
wounds.

Wine also tends to actually taste better
as it ages, as long as it is corked
properly and well cared for. Keep in
mind that only sealed bottles will last for
several years in a cool, dark, dry place.

But if it comes with a screw-on-top,
wine will eventually turn to vinegar,
because oxygen can seep in through the
top. If you’re unsure, it’s always best to
give older wine a good sniff before you
try to drink it.
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Rufai Oladimeji
Lagos State University
English
100Level, Nigeria.
5. Instant Coffee

At the end of the world, you won’t be
able to get your morning Starbucks fix.
If you feel grumpy in the morning
without your coffee now, just try to
imagine what life would be like without
it in a doomsday scenario . And if you’re
indulging in too much of that hard liquor
to ease the pain of spending eternity in a
bunker, you’re going to need a pick-me-
up.

Caffeine addicts are in luck, because
instant coffee can last 2 to 20 years at
room temperature. And if you keep it in
the fridge or freezer, it can actually last
for the rest of your life.

Considering how terrible instant coffee
usually tastes, you probably don’t want
to drink your coffee black. Never fear,
because granulated white sugar keeps for
about 2 years at air temperature, and
supposedly lasts forever if you keep it
airtight, in a cool place. Powdered coffee
creamer only lasts for 18-24 months , so
you’d eventually have to go without
cream in your morning brew at some
point.
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Rufai Oladimeji
Lagos State University
English
100Level, Nigeria.
4. Dry Pasta

Who doesn’t love pasta? Plenty of people
already eat some form of pasta multiple
times in one week, and they wouldn’t
mind continuing that lifestyle in case of
an emergency. Dry pasta pops up as a
common “forever” food on a lot of
doomsday prepper lists on the internet.
But before you run out to the grocery
store to buy boxes of spaghetti in bulk,
keep in mind that will only last 2 to 3
years in your pantry.

Yes, we know: three years is till a very
long time to keep food around,
especially when it’s something as
delicious as penne or macaroni. But it’s
still a far cry from forever. The shelf life
can be extended to 8 to 10 years if it is
vacuum sealed, and kept in a cool, dry
place. However, you won’t have as much
luck keeping canned tomatoes or sauce.
The shelf life of an unopened can of
tomato sauce is just 18 to 24 months .
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Rufai Oladimeji
Lagos State University
English
100Level, Nigeria.
3. Pemmican

So far on this list, we haven’t included
any dried meats. Sorry to say, but your
beef jerky will only last for about 1 to 2
years. But the Native Americans had
meat preservation figured out years ago
with their dried meat concoction called
“pemmican.” The secret to its longevity is
that both fat and dried meat are mixed
together into a cake. The name comes
from the Cree word pimî, which just
means “fat.”

Now, for you health-conscious readers
out there, eating a lump of fat doesn’t
sound too appealing. But this became
very popular among men working in the
North American fur trade, as well as
Arctic explorers who would go long
periods of time without finding any
plants or wildlife. Eating fat is important
to keeping energy levels high, and in
most cases, this became a life-saving
food.

Pemmican is said to last 3 to 5 years at
room temperature, and up to 20 years if
kept in the refrigerator. So, basically,
those Arctic explorers traveling in below-
freezing temperatures could keep eating
their pemmican for as long as they
needed.
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Rufai Oladimeji
Lagos State University
English
100Level, Nigeria.
2. Powdered Milk

If you’re trying to chow down on your
hardtack, you just might want a glass of
milk to dip it in. But as we all know, real
cow’s milk typically only lasts for about
two weeks in the refrigerator. So, unless
you find a cow, you just might have to
live without dairy, unless you stock up
on some powdered milk. Full fat dry milk
lasts 2 to 5 years, and nonfat dry milk
can last up to 25 years.

Just like every other item on this list, its
shelf life is extended if you keep it in a
cold, dry place — preferably your
refrigerator. If you have some sitting
around, and you aren’t sure if it has
spoiled, you’ll know when it has gone
bad, because it will smell of rotting milk.
Please do keep in mind that this only
counts for powdered milk, not dry baby
formula, which only lasts for one year.

Do not try to give a baby or young child
expired baby formula, because it may
have some serious consequences.
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Rufai Oladimeji
Lagos State University
English
100Level, Nigeria.
1. Honey

Last and certainly not least on our list of
forever-foods is honey, which is the one
food that truly may never expire. Pots of
honey have been found in clay pots that
date back to the ancient Egyptian times,
proving that it still tastes great even
thousands of years after it was originally
sealed. The secret behind honey’s eternal
shelf life is its high sugar content. It is
also very acidic, so bacteria doesn’t have
the chance to grow.

Honey has been known for being a
“super food” with loads of health
benefits . It’s high in antioxidants, helps
to suppress coughs, and it has even been
proven to help heal wounds and burns.

And, of course, honey is delicious, so it
will help make all of your other food
more palatable. If you’re going to be in
an emergency situation, you might as
well enjoy a sweet treat whenever you
can.

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