By Grace Vasquez
I already have too much food that seems to go bad in the fridge and who really knows what is in our pantry, so not sure I would want to add more canned “disaster survival food” to the chaos! Then again, it is supposed to last a good 25 years almost as long as Twinkies!
Costco is offering doomsday preppers a year’s worth of “emergency food” for $1,000, and the kit is said to stay good for up to 25 years. Holy Toledo!
The retailer’s website lists a “Nutristore 1 Year Emergency Food Kit” for $999.99, and the kit includes 6,200 servings of food, enough to last one person for an entire year. The kit is composed of nearly 100 cans of food including wheat, rice, milk, granola, fruits, vegetables and meats. The package also includes salt and sugar for flavor. Yeah, but does it include ketchup and mustard?
“The idea came about making a great starter kit for a family who wanted to prepare for any kind of disaster. This is a great value with shipping included,” a company representative said. The company declined to comment on how many of the kits have already been sold.
So what do you think? Is this a good idea or are these ‘survival food’ companies just making a quick buck on our fears? Will the food stay edible for 25 years?
Well, the box of ‘Nilla Wafers I have in my pantry may be a good sign. We still have these cookies from the first time the hubby and I bought groceries together as a married couple. It has survived close to two decades and a two thousand mile trip from Texas. Are they edible? I’ll let you know when I have to break into my ‘disaster’ decades old food. Yummy. ~grace