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We eat Cheff Boyardee hear, and stock it in our basement. I sometimes raid the stash when it's two days before next paycheck. It's all still good.
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I never realized about the top seal being weaker. I does make sense now. The pop top is definitely easy to use especially on our camping trips. I sometimes wish they would do that on all cans.
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Your mouth is not a lab. Tastes fine means nothing.

If you had chosen to read here first you would see there are literally thousands of threads covering the stability of can goods. Instead of trying to post thoroughly hashed information as some form of contribution perhaps you should spend your time reading and learning instead. You need information more than we do.

Also, learn to cook. Heating nasty Chef Boyardee isn't remotely cooking.
Im a fantastic cook...

and if you read, you would have realized the item im talking about is for disaster prep. I dont eat that normally and havent in years..

and why read when i can just ask you? It takes less time and energy and it seems i can get your panties tied in a knot right quick...
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I use a lot of fresh food. I prefer it to things like canned ravioli. However, the convenience foods serve a place. I buy on sale and often with coupons to keep my food budget in line. Cans best use buy date is often two years out... and it is good beyond that. I wouldn't buy 150 cans of ravioli tomorrow, but I've got close to that in the house... with three different best use by dates a year apart.

Actually I use 'ravioli' loosely, I mean any of that brand of food.
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As a second generation Sicilian/Italian I can say with 100% certainty, chef boyardee is not edible even 3 years post SHTF

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As a second generation Sicilian/Italian I can say with 100% certainty, chef boyardee is not edible even 3 years post SHTF

Ahhhh, c'mon, edible and appetizing aren't the same things.
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As a second generation Sicilian/Italian I can say with 100% certainty, chef boyardee is not edible even 3 years post SHTF

I'm sure I would rather your cooking, but it's a quick meal and cheaper and better than going to McDonald's. I have it six to ten times a year. The others in the house more often or else it wouldn't disappear.

We had baked ziti for New year's and it was great, chef boyardee is in no way can compare.
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We got some snow..... no it is not something I am a stranger to. having lived in ME. and ONT.

Just made me want to make some good ole ciopinno... nothing kills the chill like 10 quarts of stewed tomatoes, chicken broth, oysters, scallops, cod, clams, crab,salmon, mussels, served with warm crusty french bread!
My sister caught a nasty cold and warned me to stay up on my zinc and c intake..... I sent her my recipe and a quart or two... gotta look out for the little ones
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Default It got cold in Cali...

We got some snow..... no it is not something I am a stranger to. having lived in ME. and ONT.

Just made me want to make some good ole ciopinno... nothing kills the chill like 10 quarts of stewed tomatoes, chicken broth, oysters, scallops, cod, clams, crab, salmon, mussels, served with warm crusty french bread!
My sister caught a nasty cold and warned me to stay up on my zinc and c intake..... I sent her my recipe and a quart or two... gotta look out for the little ones
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Hi all...new to the site and a new prepper myself. Although I have been prepping canned goods and water for years I’m sure I’m nowhere near as ready as you guys when SHTF..

..And my gut tells me it will sometime soon..

Anyways I was reading articles on how long canned good lasted past the printed used by dates. I understand these dates are really for freshness and not safety as cans not dented or bloated will last a very long time.

I did however read that chef Boyardee’s with its tomato sauce content didn’t last that long due to the acidity of the tomato paste in the can itself.

So I went into my stash and found a can dated 7-2011 and opened it.

Smelled fine, tasted fine and I emptied the can and looked at the sides and saw no residue or sliminess. So at 4 and a half years past the date the Chef Boyardee was still good..

Wonder if it will be the same for my canned fruits and veggies. I have some Mountain House, 40 gallons of water and 10 huge bags of rice. Oh and like 50 cans of red kidney beans...

Going to start adding more soon… just wanted to add what some of you already know about the Chef Boyardee. Im happy my 110 ravioli and spaghetti cans are still doin good down in the basement :-)
Good for you about being prepared. You are ahead of 99% of the population. Keep it up.

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Make sure you have plenty of TP set aside if Chef Boyardee is a staple for you.
A lot of people's stomach issues are mental. So it's not a fact that they will have problems with chef boyardee. Although it is smart to have TP as well.

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Your mouth is not a lab. Tastes fine means nothing.

If you had chosen to read here first you would see there are literally thousands of threads covering the stability of can goods. Instead of trying to post thoroughly hashed information as some form of contribution perhaps you should spend your time reading and learning instead. You need information more than we do.

Also, learn to cook. Heating nasty Chef Boyardee isn't remotely cooking.
Dang dude, angry much? lol
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and why read when i can just ask you? It takes less time and energy and it seems i can get your panties tied in a knot right quick...
Yes, why read when you can ask.

I'm sure you assume it is easier to spend our time than give your own when you want something. I'm sure you are quite proud of your selfishness.

I'm sure that talent will help you immensely after a disaster when you have no one to ask for help and find that you have to learn things on your own.
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Not a real expiration date, it is a Best used by date. They are required to and want you to eat it and buy new
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We got some snow..... no it is not something I am a stranger to. having lived in ME. and ONT.

Just made me want to make some good ole ciopinno... nothing kills the chill like 10 quarts of stewed tomatoes, chicken broth, oysters, scallops, cod, clams, crab,salmon, mussels, served with warm crusty french bread!
My sister caught a nasty cold and warned me to stay up on my zinc and c intake..... I sent her my recipe and a quart or two... gotta look out for the little ones
sounds wonderful but with all that seafood in there it would take more than half my monthly food budget to make 1 pot... oh well i can dream.
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Well,opinons vary and everybody has one but....most on here are preparing for HUNGRY...and Wally World has #10 cans of Chef Ravoli for less than 6 bucks a can...thats meat,pasta and sauce...pretty good deal and,added to a #10 of green beans( 3.45 last night) and a #10 of peaches(4.85 same time)I can stuff a family of four with food to spare for less than 15 bucks...thats quite a treat after the grid has been down a month...yall do what you want
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Well,opinons vary and everybody has one but....most on here are preparing for HUNGRY...and Wally World has #10 cans of Chef Ravoli for less than 6 bucks a can...thats meat,pasta and sauce...pretty good deal and,added to a #10 of green beans( 3.45 last night) and a #10 of peaches(4.85 same time)I can stuff a family of four with food to spare for less than 15 bucks...thats quite a treat after the grid has been down a month...yall do what you want
As long as that isn't the only thing you are planning on eating it is a good plan. Any plan is better than no plan. Add in some basics like rice, beans, lentils and pasta to round out a basic stock then add other stuffs later.

All of those are cheap and store in mylar for a very long time.
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Well,opinons vary and everybody has one but....most on here are preparing for HUNGRY...and Wally World has #10 cans of Chef Ravoli for less than 6 bucks a can...thats meat,pasta and sauce...pretty good deal and,added to a #10 of green beans( 3.45 last night) and a #10 of peaches(4.85 same time)I can stuff a family of four with food to spare for less than 15 bucks...thats quite a treat after the grid has been down a month...yall do what you want
It's pretty easy to feed a family of 4 for $15. You could average half that if you wanted to by sticking to dry and fresh foods. Prepared foods is where we bust the budget.

To be fair though, with a bit of sensible portion control you get two days out of those 3 cans and get your costs back in line with good pricing if you could keep getting getting those cans at the same price. You wouldn't be starving either doing that but you would be a bit light on micronutrients.
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Just a reminder for those who might not be aware, but canned foods that aren't damaged or bulging are safe to eat for many, many years. Vegetables start to lose their texture after a few years, but they're still safe to eat. The best by date on cans only refers to the date beyond which the manufacturer will no longer guarantee that the food is at peak flavor and texture.

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Also, learn to cook. Heating nasty Chef Boyardee isn't remotely cooking.
That's "cooking" in my house.





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It was already cooked at the factory. All you are doing is reheating bad factory leftovers.

Warming up an already cooked food is never cooking.
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