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Old 02-18-2008, 04:43 PM
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Anyone here know what the shelf life of crackers are ? I assume it varies from type to type. Which crackers would you consider having the longest shelf life ? I always have several boxes of soda crackers on hand but after a while they do taste old even if they have not been opened .
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they should have a best buy date. i like saltines or ritz are best
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Depends on humidity, they're very thin and porous so they go stale fast.
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I bet they would keep a heck of a long time if you put them in a jar and used a vacum pack sealer to close it-
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Order yourself some Sailor Boy Pilot Bread. Lasts forever and if you don't eat it you can roof the house with it.
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Advice on old food? Right up my alley. Warning, I will eat anything a vulture will. 25 years ago I was given 5 tins of Civil Defense crackers dated in the 1950's. They were used to stock public shelters during the cold war. A couple years ago my curiosity got the best of me and I opened a can for a nostalgic feast. They were OK. They did not put salt on them most likely to not induce thirst. Not anything the Keebler elves would be proud of but they were fine. Didn't see any weevils but I am not one to question sources of protein. I was impressed at the 55 year lasting power of a simple cracker. The other cans remain in my larder to be passed on to the grandkids if they are not needed in my lifetime.
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I think those old civil defence crackers were designed to last till the next iceage.
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