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Thank you Pudding. Yes, we found it and you're welcome! Thank You brand pudding is highly rated, and made with skim milk and no preservatives. There's nothing whatsoever that's "partially hydrogenated," unlike the snack packs. These desserts are velvety-smooth, and have a made-from- scratch taste. With a bold, rich and creamy texture, and several varieties, you're sure to find your favorite flavor.
Choose from several varieties of Thank You puddings:
Tapioca is good enough to eat straight from the can.
Look also for banana pudding, lemon pudding or rice pudding!
So now you know, and now you can get your just desserts!
#6: Hamburger in a can! Swift's Premium Canned Hamburgers were advertised in the 1950s as 'party-style" and "ready-cooked." Unfortunately, preppers can no longer buy canned hamburgers for 50 cents a can, but we have other excellent options.
If you're looking for a Yoders canned hamburger review, click the link to the right and you'll see that it consistently gets a high 4.5- star rating! Which is higher than the Keystone Ground beef, also pictured right.
Yoder's canned hamburger. Yoders Canned hamburger, pictured immediate right, is not in patty form. Yoder's hamburger is the top-shelf brand of ground beef hamburger in a can. Made the Amish way, Yoder's packs their quality hamburger in BPA-free cans and includes meat in the juices. Because of the special cans and canning process, Yoder's will last 10-15 years, unlike the canned foods you can get at the grocery store. Pictured right, Yoders hamburger will be just the start to your meat food storage,
Keystone Ground Beef, canned. Keystone ground beef is another excellent way for you to make a meal in crisis, such as spaghetti, chili-con-carne, tacos or sloppy joes. Pictured left, Keystone packs just beef and salt in a can. Keystone all natural, fully cooked ground beef is chunk style, which maintains its texture and flavor. This brand has no water or preservatives added. It's just beef and sea salt. The shelf life is 5 years. This is why it's cheaper than Yoders. Still it makes a great addition to your food storage. Just be sure to buy it, use it and get some more. You'll always have something to serve for dinner if you do!
#7. Yoder's Canned taco meat. While Yoders makes an excellent product of hamburger meat in a can, there's no need to stock the spices if you have Yoder's canned taco beef filling in your prepper's pantry.
Yoders Canned Taco Seasoned Beef is a convenient prep for making nachos, tostadas, Mexican casseroles, tacos and chile con carne. Like their other products, the cans are BPA-free and have a special canning process that enhances their food storage shelf life to upwards of 15 years. Good to know, but you'll want to rotate the cans to keep your pantry stocked with food for an apocalypse!
Just open the can, heat and serve with your favorite chips, tostada or taco shells. Try a Frito pie by laying down Fritos corn chips, then mixing the canned taco filling with your favorite can of beans and topping it all with freeze dried cheddar cheese.
If you've followed our list of items to keep in the refrigerator, then you will have onions in your refrigerator, and if you've followed our list of the foods to stockpile before crisis, you'll have the canned taco shells.
Here's a list of everything else you need to enhance your tostada or taco:
Freeze dried cheddar cheese.
Sour cream powder
#8: Spaghetti and Meatballs. Always have a meal on the shelf that's ready to go. Chef Boyardee Spaghetti & Meatballs is a meal in a can that gets great ratings. It's food you know your kids will eat, but you'll love it too. Supplement the meal with breadsticks. Pictured left, you get 6 cans or 24 cans of Spaghetti and meatballs made of pork, chicken and beef. Either way the price works out to about $2 can with shipping.
Try also stocking freeze dried meatballs in your pantry, along with your favorite pasta sauce, freeze dried cheese, and pasta noodles so you'll always have a meal handy.
#9: Canned Chicken A La King. Another meal on the shelf that's ready to eat is Swanson's popular Chicken A La King (pictured at the bottom of the page) is diced chicken in cream sauce with mushrooms and red peppers. It's a good source of protein, fiber and vitamin A. It makes quick, easy and delicious meal whether over toast, noodles or rice. Add some green beans and your meal is complete. See also the can of Swanson's Chicken and dumplings, both pictured below.
#10: Canned Whole Potatoes. Made with whole new potatoes, Del Monte Whole New Potatoes come with a FreshCut guarantee, but rest assured that they are whole potatoes and not cut!
Pictured right, you can chunk Del Monte Whole New Potatoes into our recipes or eat them straight from the can in an emergency (they are better heated). Best of all, these whole new potatoes won't fall apart. They are firm because they are packed fresh. They are ideal in your soups and stews, or fried with an egg and sausage on the side. You can even make a potato salad or mashed potatoes!
Extra tips for canned foods
Ensure you have extra can openers around your preps. While there are ways to open a can in an emergency, it's much easier to have a good working can opener available and backups, too.
Add some military can openers to your prepping list. A five-pack of GI P-38 Can Openers costs around $3 and includes the shipping. Why not add a few to your bugout bag or keychain. While there are methods you can employ to open a can without a can opener, having this little device will relieve much stress from an already stressful situation. It's a little peace of mind carried by U.S. Military personnel. Make it part of your everyday carry.
Tuna Strainer. The tuna can strainer tool, pictured immediate right, keeps hands odor free and dry while draining liquids.
Rotation system. Set up a can rotation system.
Bonus Canned Foods to consider... Now you know how to fill your prepper's pantry with the top cans of luxury! Here are some other canned foods to consider:
Canned hummus. Made from garbanzo beans, hummus is high in protein and delicious with pita chips or corn chips.
Canned asparagus. Did you know asparagus is a vegetable loaded in protein? Asparagus also is a good source of chromium. fiber, folate, as well as Vitamins A, C, E and K.
Creamed, Chipped Beef. Mountain House Creamed Beef is like a trip back to the Great Depression -- or so they say. People of the Great Depression knew how to make a meal stretch and creamed beef on toast was just such a way. It provided a satisfying meaty meal.
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Ten "must have" canned foods Ten extraordinary foods that come in a can
What's in your cupboard? If you're like most preppers, you've got canned beans in the cupboard, soups and stews and ready to eat meals. That will certainly keep you alive, but it will get tiresome day after day. Why not have fun with your emergency prepper food?
Check your prepper's pantry and see if you have the ten "must have" cans to enhance your food storage...
Ten "Must Try" Canned Foods If you're looking for canned food for your pantry, here's a happy list of foods to enhance your food storage...
#1: Yoder's Canned Bacon. Bacon is a favorite food of preppers. While the happy preppers love camping with fresh bacon on the griddle, we find the easiest prep is Yoder's Bacon in a can to bring camping (and it's wonderful for food storage)! Yoder's canned bacon is pre-cooked without all the fuss and has a delicious smoked flavor. We're not sure how they did it, but the pack about 40 to 50 slices of bacon (equal to 2.5-3.5 of uncooked bacon) in every can. Open and eat this extraordinary prepper food straight from the can!
Yoder's cooks their bacon prior to canning, removing all excess fat. It is then laid out on parchment paper, rolled and canned for freshness. With a ten year shelf-life, you're sure to be happy with this can in your preps. You can eat it right out of the can, pop it into the microwave for a few seconds or warm it in a frying pan. Anyway you serve it, you still have tasty bacon. Yoder's canned bacon is apocalyptic heaven in a can — any prepper worth his or her weight in salt can attest to that.
#2: Canned bread by B&M. When the lights go out and stores have sold out of bread your family can still enjoy this luxury! Imagine being able to serve bread to your family without electricity and without a stove! With a rich molasses taste, B&M Brown Bread in a can, available in plain or raisin, has simple ingredients and you can eat this bread straight from the can. (See right B&M Brown Bread - plain and also B&M Brown Bread Raisin.)
There is no cholesterol in this classic bread. While there's no need to cook, you can slice it, toast it, bake it, microwave it*, or use it for sandwiches with cheese and luncheon meats! You can also drop the can in boiling water after putting a hole in the can, and serve with butter. Made with water, whole wheat flour salt and corn oil, you'll enjoy Brown Bread in a Can the New England way with the classic brick oven Boston baked beans.
* If you microwave this bread, be sure to take it out of the can and place it on a plate!
#3: Canned butter. You can't have your bread without your butter! Well technically you can, but why would you knowing you can get canned butter.
If you have been looking to add REAL butter - not powdered or freeze dried - to your long term food storage program, then look no further. This butter is imported from New Zealand and tastes better than any gourmet butter. Very long shelf life. No refrigeration necessary. Another great quality is its list of ingredients: pasteurized cream and salt. That's it! No preservatives, food colorings, or chemicals of any kind. Just naturally made wholesome butter from down under. Best of all, it's hormone free.
Sealed airtight for maximum freshness, Red Feather canned butter delivers convenience in the form of extended shelf life and easy distribution without the necessity of refrigeration. It has also proven ideal for disaster preparedness, camping, boating, and remote areas where refrigeration is not freely available.
Bega Canned Cheese. Have Austrailian cheddar cheese on- hand anytime with Bega Canned Cheese. The cheese has made in Australia in the town of Bega for more than 100 years! Bega cheese, pictured immediate left, is a shelf stable cheese ready to spread on crackers or bread. It tastes much like Velveeta cheese, only it's better for you because it's real cheese and without food coloring. Pair it with pilot bread or your favorite crackers. To serve, just cut the can with a can opener on both the top and the bottom, so you can slide out the cylinder of cheese and slice it. This cheese is tasty and will last you 10 years!
Kraft Pasteurized Prepared Cheddar Cheese Product. Made from real cheese and an excellent source of calcium, Kraft Pasteurized Cheddar Cheese Product comes from the Philippines.
#5: Pudding in a can. Puddings are full of dairy goodness, but the boxed kind (and some of the freeze dried #10 cans) require milk, mixing and sometimes heating and refrigerating. Then there's the snack pack variety with questionable ingredients and shelf life. We found a classic brand online that's hard to find at the grocery stores, has a long shelf life, and is edible straight from the can: