10 Foods That Will Never Expire


The term staple foods is reserved for foods
that have a long shelf life. Many food companies
are adamant about making foods that can last
on shelves for a longer time because in the
long run it’s better for them. Better for
storage, better for transport, longer shelf
life. How long can that shelf life actually
be? Well let’s take a look at 10 foods that
never expire.
Sugar
Of course sugar never expires – the most evil
food in the world will hang in there haunting
you from your cupboards for the rest of your
life. Why doesn’t sugar expire? Well there’s
a super science-y explanation behind that
one. It has everything to do with microorganisms
and how long they can last on their own. Sugar
soaks up what little bit of moisture there
is contained in microorganisms, causing them
to die, rather than making the sugar rot.
(However, if you keep sugar in a very humid
or wet environment, this handy tactic goes
out the window, and then the sugar CAN go
bad.) But with proper storage, this could
be why sugar is in everything – its just always
around and readily available. Please know
that once you mix sugar into anything it can
now expire but on it’s own it will last
a lifetime. Don’t mix this fact up with
brown sugar, the way that brown sugar has
to be processed leaves it open for dryness
and the opportunity to clump together. We
all know clumped together is the most annoying
thing ever. This never happens with white
sugar and that is leaving us suspicious. We
will admit that it’s pretty handy that sugar
never expires, at least we know something
will always be there for us. Albeit a fattening
food item but, beggars can’t be choosers.
Instant Coffee
The smell of Instant Coffee is quite amazing.
There are not many things that can instantly
perk you up after just one smell. Fresh ground
coffee is always the best but instant coffee
is a good buffer when that isn’t available.
Fresh ground coffee never keeps its freshness
after a while it doesn’t taste the same
and it’s not as strong. According to Canitgobad.com,
coffee doesn’t expire in a typical way.
“In most cases coffee doesn’t go bad in
a way that it’s spoiled and you can get
sick after drinking a cup brewed with it.
It will, however, lose its taste over time
and after a certain period of time the coffee
will start to taste stale or tasteless.”.
When it comes to instant coffee, it can stick
around for a pretty long time. In some cases
when it’s stored while still at its best,
it can last indefinitely. That being said,
if you are worried that your coffee has gone
bad something to look out for are mold in
the container it is sealed in. But, it takes
a lot for coffee to grow mold.
Powdered Milk
So let’s be clear – like everything else
on this list powdered milk can go bad if not
stored properly. Powdered milk, also known
as dried milk, is chalked full of preservatives
to keep it useable for years upon years. Manufacturers
recommend that you use powdered milk within
18 months. But the USDA has confirmed that
powdered milk can be stored indefinitely.
Some survival stores sell nonfat dry powdered
milk labeled with a 25-year shelf life. Apparently,
the shelf life depends on the type of powdered
milk; nonfat, whole, or buttermilk. Like everything
else, the storage life of this product depends
on how it’s stored, what type of milk it
is and what it’ s stored in. Some people
recommend using mason jars for a tight seal
that cannot break unless broken. Another way
powdered milk can last even longer is by freezing
it. Usually things that are frozen are automatically
in preservation mode and powdered milk is
no different. If you choose not to freeze
it or preserve it correctly, start looking
out for signs of it going bad. Yellow discoloration,
a bad odor, if it looks as though it’s clumpy
– this could all mean that moisture got in
there somehow. It’s best to throw it out
at that point. You don’t want to risk a
hurt stomach and anything that goes along
with drinking spoiled powdered milk.
Soy Sauce
How many people have a bottle of soy sauce
in their cupboards that they refuse to toss
out? You know the one. Where the lid is a
mess and the contents of the bottle have spilled
out onto the side of the lid leaving that
disgusting ring of now sticky soy sauce on
the edges. The bottle itself looks old yet,
the contents of the bottle are dang near perfect,
how is this possible? What kind of sorcery
is this? The crazy part is, it tastes the
same as the day we got it. After some research,
a lightbulb went off and it turns out that
soy sauce is yet another one of those staple
items that will not expire. Like many seasonings
and sauces, soy has acid-hydrolyzed vegetable
protein. This veggie protein also contributes
to long-lasting shelf life. Traditional soy
sauce only has 4 ingredients; water, salt,
soybeans and wheat and normally only enough
is made for whatever it is being used for.
Our question is; if it is only 4 ingredients
why aren’t we all making it fresh instead
of ingesting the one with a lot of chemicals
to expand its shelf life?
Popcorn Kernels
Popcorn kernels are one of those foods that
can just sit on a shelf and wait patiently
for someone to feel like cooking them up.
This is not only amazing it’s comforting.
Seeing as popcorn is actually a pretty healthy
snack before being loaded up with butter and
all sorts of random stuff for flavor. It is
100% whole grain and you can eat like 6 cups
worth of it in one sitting. This makes me
wonder if there is something called the popcorn
diet. Maybe we should be the ones to create
it. Unpopped and properly stored kernels will
last indefinitely. Microwave popcorn coated
in all that coagulated melted butter will
last a good 6-8 months. And popped popcorn
will last a solid 3 weeks – if you can handle
how stale it gets. All of this sounds like
a pretty good deal to us. Think about it,
if you popped some popcorn somewhere that
thing will last 3 weeks on your person if
stored well. That being said, here are some
signs that could indicate that your microwave
popcorn has gone bad. If when you remove the
cellophane wrapping there is a weird smell,
that means the butter and oils coating the
kernels have gone bad. If you pop kernels
and A LOT of them don’t pop, it is not at
it’s best.
Red Wine
Yes, that’s right your beloved red wine
can last for hundreds of years. As long as
it is of good quality and it’s stored correctly.
What is a good quality wine? Look for information
about where the wine was made or how long
the fruits aged for, and when you get as far
as opening the bottle, smell it. If you can
smell particular flavors and you can taste
hints of those flavors you are good to go.
But, of course, one of the best indicators
is the year the batch was made. If you look
up the region it was made in and the weather
during that time, it’s usually a good indicator
if this wine is quality. Even if you happen
to pick up a fairly cheap bottle or box of
wine, that doesn’t mean it will necessarily
expire soon. Storing it in a cool and dark
place is recommended. After opening it, remember
to seal it tightly – and even better, put
it in the fridge! So, now that we have that
out of the way we should mention that some
wines are actually made to go bad. How to
tell if it’s bad? It’s fairly simple.
You need to examine its looks, smell and taste.
If it has changed its color, or it has developed
off odor, it’s bad and you should throw
it out. If it doesn’t taste the same, or
has a vinegar-y effect, toss it. Better to
be safe than sorry.
Canola Oil
At one time there was a huge controversy over
canola oil – people were confused about how
bad it was for you. The oil is vegetable-based
and from Canada. Yet, it’s hard to find
out exactly which vegetable is being used.
This sounds like a product that would enjoy
a long shelf life. Don’t get it twisted
though, not every oil has an indefinite shelf
life. But, now that canola oil has received
a clean bill of health, many people are flocking
to it. Not only because of that healthy checkmark
but because they can use it confidently 3
years down the road and then some. According
to Eat This, Not That, “It can last up to
two years in a cool, dry place and for an
indefinite amount of time if stored in the
fridge.” This apparently goes for the oils
in spray cans as well. They are even more
preserved than the ones in the jug. Canola
oil is found in so many things we eat on a
regular basis like meat. Once the teeny tiny
seeds are pressed, the shells that are remaining
are mixed in with livestock feed. So even
if you are actively trying to avoid this oil,
it may be harder than you thought to keep
it out of your diet.
Spam
People just don’t believe that anything
in a can be healthy. So let’s take a look
at why people believe Spam can go bad. We
all know that once meat is processed, it needs
to be eaten in a certain amount of time. There
is an assumption that because Spam is in a
can and looks like it has been minced to paste,
that it is cooked. This is where we all get
it wrong. Spam has been preserved like a boss
in that can. No, seriously, it sits in a salt
brine that keeps it as fresh as a salt brine
can keep anything. So essentially it is ready
to eat from the can – no cooking or seasoning
or anything else is really required. Unopened
cans of any kind of meat (chicken, fish, tuna
etc) usually have a shelf life of 2-5 years
after the best before date. However, many
people have admitted to eating their long
lost can of Spam well after that. According
to survivalistboards.com Spam is fine to eat
after that 5-year mark, the only difference
is the taste might be dull. Dull meat over
no meat? Guess we’re trying dull meat for
the first time.
Dry Beans
Beans should be a staple in everyone’s diet
– they are high in protein and filling. Most
people avoid beans because they don’t know
how to cook them. Or, they think they take
too long to cook – and to be honest canned
beans are way easier to deal with. Toss them
in a pot and stir for a few minutes. Then
add them to just about anything. Dry beans
need to be boiled or soaked for a certain
amount of time. Depending on the bean, it’s
best to start overnight. But the upside is
they will last a very, very, very long time
in your cupboard until you have the time to
cook them. This has everything to do with
the fact that they are dried. So, as long
as you store them correctly and don’t allow
any moisture into their package than everything
should be fine. If you’re really not a fan
of dried beans, than by all means get yourself
some canned beans – they too can last a pretty
long time in your cupboard. Canned beans can
safely last for a year in your cupboard and
even after they are still edible but tread
lightly, every once in a while you come across
a can after a year and well, let’s just
say the smell that comes out of it after you
open it is not the greatest. If you don’t
finish an opened can of beans, think about
putting them in the freezer. You can get another
year out of canned beans that have been frozen.
White Vinegar
White Vinegar isn’t something that many
people think of as a staple – what do you
need white vinegar for? A lot actually. It
can be used to pickle fruits and vegetables
and clean meat before cooking. And it’s
actually pretty popular when you are making
your own sauces and marinades. Think about
it, if vinegar is good for all these things
it makes sense that it has a long shelf life.
According to Eat This, Not That, vinegar is
self-preserving. There’s even a vinegar
institute that provides information and research
on the latest that is going on with this food.
There are a number of health benefits that
also go along with white vinegar. Don’t
make the mistake of thinking that brown or
malt vinegar is the same. They too are somewhat
self-preserving but there are way more ingredients
that go into it. Hence the color and the more
potent taste. The acidic nature of this product
also means that it does not require refrigeration.
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  2. You forgot McD french fries. They found those things buried with the Pharoahs in Ancient Egyptian Tombs. Still leathery fresh just like one hour after cooking. The Ancient Romans even ground em’ up, mixed them with volcanic ash and made their concrete with it.

  3. Oh, and don’t forget Bernie Sanders. (Must be kin’ to Colonel Sanders) That old jerky bastrich will never expire. Hence, “Only the good die young.”

  4. McDonalds French fries will remain the same even after a nuclear destruction disaster. 🤣😂🤣😂

  5. You forgot to add..everything you mentioned..iS GMO!!!…if it will kill Bugs lol its..not so good for You!

  6. The viewers comments made me laugh the hardest in my life. Thanks!, And I'll skip the lips and NOT go to the A-hole either. But thanks for the insight.

  7. DAK ham is much more amazing tasting than Spam. But there is about twice as much meat in a can, so be sure you have a number of people around to eat it.

  8. Why don't we make our own soy sauce when there's only four ingredients? Because it's really disgusting to make. You make a dough from the soybeans and flour, slice it, cover with a damp towel and keep it in a dark place till it's completely covered in mold (it will stink while this is happening), then you blend it in a blender, season it and filter it. Soy sauce doesn't go bad cause going bad is how It's made.

  9. the only foods that shouldn't expire are fermented vegetables like kimchi. Or dried beans and seeds. Anything else is going to be cancerous if it doesn't expire. All bought oils are rancid and raise Omega 9 and inflammation. Don't get me started on meat. I don't care if it's dried or preserved with salt. It is cancerous and especially clogs arteries and contributes to heart disease, and that's a fact. As with dairy.

  10. What on earth do you mean by "it's hard to find out exactly which vegetable is being used"? Canola oil is a type of rapeseed oil. The vegetable is rapeseed.

  11. Spam is a Filipino favorite. I'm American and I love it too if cooked, fried, correctly. And when my grandmother passed away we saved her specially uncanned cooked beans frozen for years and still tasted great as if she had made them yesterday. Best beans I've ever had and I really miss them, but of course I miss my grandmother dearly.

  12. When I was 8 years old, at dinner on Grandma's farm, I heard Mom and Grandma speaking in Polish, laughing and looking at me. I asked Mom what was so funny. I was told that Grandma said the the corn we were eating she had been canned the week I was born.

  13. Love the verbal 'additions' to your video ! Hysterical . . . . laughed so much i missed most of the info…… but my
    garden expires with a good hard frost, so i know just when those veggies need composting !!!!!!!!!!

  14. I Love the video clips..spot on. Whoever chose them, thanks. It was alot of laughs. The one video clip I might have added for the popcorn part…"Married with children" where Peg makes 20 yr old jiffy pop. (Yes, I love that series)

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  16. Everything sealed in a can is long life and mostly every alcohol is the more alcohol the more it does last.

  17. ALL wine is quality. Some is low quality… some is high quality. Some is bad quality….. some is good quality.

  18. Ma'am, … you've got way-too-many idiots representing your video. I stopped your video after seeing to "the coffee point", before I started to run the distinct possibility of wretching!

  19. No Kidding SPAM Last for ever no Human ( I.E.HomoSapian) It is what we CANADIANS Refer To As DOG 🐕🐩 FOOD But I Tried Feeding It To my DOGS 🐕🐩 &CATS 🐈😺 But they won't even eat it.
    My Dog's or Cat's won't even go near SPAM! Spam Consists of the cobined Offal Skin Fat Sinew Internal Organs Snouts & Arses and tails & Entrails No Wonder It Last Forever !!! What Logical Humanbeing would eat that garbage if Animals 🐶🐈🐕🐯 won't even eat that OFFAL P.S. Bon Appetite Chef Ramsey👌👌👌

  20. So the food group consists of dry milk, dry or frozen beans, pop corn, red wine, Spam, and instant coffee. The rest are condiments that can be eaten or drunk but are actually additives and not generally eaten/drunken by themselves. Kind of misleading but still useful.

  21. Dehydrated beef,chicken,elk. Stays good for long time . Not sure forever, and in air tight or zip lock bag, stays fresh .

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