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Peaches
Pineapple
Mandarin oranges
Whole green beans
Diced tomatoes
Whole potatoes (great fried)
Roast beef in gravy
Albacore tuna
Tinned ham (better than spam)
Coffee (does that count?)
Evaporated milk
Cheese & butter (from New Zealand)

I could go on, but I want to keep this short.
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What are you people talking about? That stuff isn't guilty pleasure...it's just "food"!

Except that blue cheese...never could develop a taste for that much mold.
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Smoked oysters, sardines, spam, scallops, and the like. I will have to check out Trader Joe's canned Indian foods when we are there Friday. Maybe they have canned Dolmas.
Mine had Dolmas and some eggplant/tomato deal last time. Going to have to return the Dolma though...can lid was leaking oil


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I like to hit up the middle eastern and indian markets for interesting canned and bottled items. Spicy pickled goodies, stuffed eggplant and dolmas, feta cheese in olive oil, indian curries, etc.
Got some canned kimchi last time I was at the Asian market, haven't tried it yet though

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Sardines in mustard.

Runs in cycles: sometimes want them for every meal, then months go by with no appetite for them at all.

Also, canned date bread.
What brand? Don't know much about canned bread, but it sounds like a good item to add to my stock

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Do they can scotch?

Otherwise I don't unnerstand the question.
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Do they can scotch?

Otherwise I don't unnerstand the question.
I can't keep that in stock lol

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my favorite? pickled onions in malt vinegar. the lil ones. and bunker hill sliced beef and gravy.....right out of tha can....
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Commodity give away pork mixed it with a can of limas and let it simmer.
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Got some canned kimchi last time I was at the Asian market, haven't tried it yet though

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Kimchi is too easy to make fresh. I can't see buying it in cans. But I'm curious what it'd taste like. I know there's a world of difference between canned saurkraut and homemade.
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All the preferring, EXCEPT Anything Chef Boyardee!

Add: pasta de Guyaba, and pasta de Ate, both found in Hispanic groceries - guava paste and Ate paste.
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In just about every case I would rather have the fresh version than canned.
Come on Zeke. You gotta have at least one go to canned item right? I love some Dinty Moore beef stew on occasion. Some bread n butter and I'm good to go.
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Come on Zeke. You gotta have at least one go to canned item right? I love some Dinty Moore beef stew on occasion. Some bread n butter and I'm good to go.
Yes, I keep cans. They are too useful as packaged. But I still prefer fresh in every form.

But I only wanted to make that one point, not start a diatribe against canned goods to derail this thread.

If you like a certain canned food a lot then I'm not going to tell you to stop eating it unless it is unhealthy.

Enjoy your Dinty Moore.
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100% Pumpkin. Tons of things to do with it.

I have some corned beef hash that I've yet to try. Looks delicious though. I agree with Zeke, though. I still keep cans and use them, but it isn't quite the same as fresh or frozen.
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Creamed corn.
Mom us to let me clean the can out when i was little. Now it is a treat for me when i get a can.
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100% Pumpkin. Tons of things to do with it.

I have some corned beef hash that I've yet to try. Looks delicious though. I agree with Zeke, though. I still keep cans and use them, but it isn't quite the same as fresh or frozen.
Do they even sell 100% canned pumpkin?

I know that you can't home can pumpkin puree, only cubes in water. And those a lot of so-called pumpkin cans are actually some other kind of squash instead of risky pumpkin.

Hash is not bad from a can. Fresh is still better but a decent can of hash can be doctored up nicely for a decent meal.

And canned hash is loads easier than first baking a bunch of potatoes, cooking up a roast for hours, and then frying it all up. With those hours saved the canned is good enough once you hit it with some spices, garlic, and onion flakes. I love fine tuna steaks too but canned tuna is still edible enough not to get upset about. I appreciate fine dining but since I once lived on Marine chow it's not like I can complain too hard about an average meal.
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Me and the lady it's definitely blacks olives, and pickles. I have to stock a couple cans of Campbell's broccoli cheese soup. And cream of mushroom soup. I know I can make it but it's easy. And albacore tuna are my go to. I think I have almost 30 cans stocked up already.

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Do they even sell 100% canned pumpkin?

I know that you can't home can pumpkin puree, only cubes in water. And those a lot of so-called pumpkin cans are actually some other kind of squash instead of risky pumpkin.

Hash is not bad from a can. Fresh is still better but a decent can of hash can be doctored up nicely for a decent meal.

And canned hash is loads easier than first baking a bunch of potatoes, cooking up a roast for hours, and then frying it all up. With those hours saved the canned is good enough once you hit it with some spices, garlic, and onion flakes. I love fine tuna steaks too but canned tuna is still edible enough not to get upset about. I appreciate fine dining but since I once lived on Marine chow it's not like I can complain too hard about an average meal.

The canned pumpkin I buy says 100% pure pumpkin. No preservatives. Ingredients: Pumpkin. I can't guarantee it isn't squash or something else, but that's what it tells me. I've used it in pumpkin pie and smoothies, etc. I prefer it over premixed pumpkin pie canned items because at least I can add my own spices and such.

I'll be honest, I've never actually used fresh pumpkin for a pie so I can't say how it compares

It's actually from Aldis. Brand is Baker's corner. I'm sure there are other brands, too. Around Thanksgiving/Christmas they have it cheap so I buy a couple dozen cans.


We'll try the hash this Sunday! We haven't bought much of it since we haven't tried it yet so it's definitely on our list. This weekend is supposed to be snowy so it sounds like a good time. Throw a duck egg or two on top.
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We'll try the hash this Sunday! We haven't bought much of it since we haven't tried it yet so it's definitely on our list. This weekend is supposed to be snowy so it sounds like a good time. Throw a duck egg or two on top.
It likes to stick to the frying pan. Use a nonstick with some oil or a well seasoned iron skillet for best results. Getting a bit of fried crusting going shows you are doing it right. Most brands are pretty meaty, if just crumbled meat, but still pretty bland. Garlic and onions really help. It will take other flavors pretty well too. I even tried it with curry powder and that worked out nice.

It would be extremely boring cold out of the can, but it would still be a solid meal in SHTF. It, tuna, and sardines make up the majority of my canned goods in my LTS food stores.

Krogers has a very affordable version, btw. Even more bland than the other brands, it's still the best value hash option I've found.
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