We all want to be prepared for the day of reckoning, and that means having food that will survive the apocalypse and provide us with the nutrition we need to carry on. But why settle for only sustainability when you can actually stock up on non-perishable grub that’ll put a smile on your face as well? The fact is that a lot of non-perishable food tastes exactly how you would expect non-perishable food to taste. It’s bland, it’s cold, it’s just not all that good. Below, I have listed 3 types of non-perishable foods to stock up on that won’t just keep you going; they’ll also keep you smiling.
1. Canned Peaches
If you like fresh peaches, then you’ll freakin’ love canned peaches. The peaches are drenched in that sweet, thick, sugary syrup, and you can get them in halves or quarter slices (I personally prefer quarter slices, as you can eat each slice whole with ease). I recommend Del Monte brand if you have a choice, but if not, any brand will do, and if you are able to can your own peaches, this is ideal! Cracking into this canned delight will truly give you a reason to smile even in the midst of the direst situation. If I may be so bold, I’d recommend also stocking up on some graham crackers to go with the peaches; this makes a terrific snack!
I have a feeling this is going to be a controversial one, as a lot of folks are not fond of Spam, but I love it! Spam was first introduced in 1937, and was fed to American soldiers during World War II. As of 2007, over 7 billion cans of Spam had been sold, and you know what they say, 7 billion people can’t be wrong! If you have the resources, I recommend frying up slices of Spam on a skillet until the corners darken a bit, and then dipping it in ketchup. Delicious!
I know, I know, Hostess went out of business. But, as of January 2013, Flower Foods was on track to buy the company so that the production of this American dessert staple can carry on! If you are able, stock up on Twinkies; they won’t go bad, and no one has ever frowned with a big bite of that delicious cake and cream combination in his month.
I’d love to hear your feedback on this list in the comments below. Think I left something out? Disagree with any of my choices? Please let me know!