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Aldi Brookdale Beef Stew 5 Year Review

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I have been going over my preps lately and decided to try some of my "short-term" :D: canned food. I grabbed a can of Brookdale beef stew I bought from aldis over 5 years ago to have for dinner the other night. I took some pics along the way thinking it would make a good review for the boards.

I bought it in July of 2011. The best by date is May of 2014. I dont remember what it cost. I can tell you they are $1.50 currently.

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Here is what it looked like. It slopped out of the can as expected but looked much better once warmed and stirred up of course.

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Here are the nutrition labels. Despite the sodium this is relatively healthy with about 600 calories and 27 grams of protein per can. Can contains 3 servings. It is a great source of protein and definitely filling. I tried to finish the can and couldn't. And I am a big guy. It tasted a little on the salty side as expected but definitely tolerable. You can always rinse the meat and potatoes off. I had no ill effects that night or the following days.

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This gets a 9/10 from me. I don't keep a whole lot of this on hand but will continue to do so. :thumb:

Next up: Brookdale Chicken and dumplings. :D:
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One thing to watch out for are the pull top cans that some aldi products come in, they do not store nearly as long as regular cans.

I had to trow out a good bit of soup because of the pull tops leaking air
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I see the pull-tops debated on here but this is the first time I've seen anyone actually have this problem.
yea, I made a post on here about it when it happened, and I am not knocking on Aldis I love their products, just be cautious with the pop top cans.

Mine were well past their best by dates also, so just a note to make sure you rotate and do not expect them to last as long as regular cans that require a can opener.
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