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    18 Foods That'll Basically Last Forever

    When the apocalypse comes, you better get ready to eat a lot of these.

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    1. A bottle of apple cider vinegar to use as a vegetable wash in in a vinaigrette whenever you're good and ready to eat a salad. Maybe next year, no rush!

    As is the case with all these products, this vinegar must be properly stored to get the most out of its shelf-life. Keep this in the glass bottle in comes in and it should stay ready to use for the next few decades!

    Get a 32-ounce bottle from Walmart for $5.98 (also available in a six-pack).

    2. A six-pack of sea salt shakers for adding a little something (/anything) to the hearty breakfast you somehow both under- and overcooked.

    Get a six-pack of 17.6-ounce shakers from Walmart for $13.44.

    3. A bag of potato flakes so you can have mashed potatoes available at an instant, even when this bag gets forgotten deep in your cupboard.


    You could keep these in the bag, but they'll last even longer if you transfer them into an airtight container.

    Get a 16-ounce bag from Walmart for $4.30.

    4. A bottle of Nature Nate's unfiltered honey that won't get bitter with age. Let this honey double as a role-model for your own ~gentle~ maturation.

    Get a 40-ounce bottle from Walmart for $13.55.

    5. A jar of instant coffee, because your favorite coffeeshops will open and close, but instant coffee is always there for you.


    Get a 10.5-ounce jar from Walmart for $8.28.

    6. A 12-pack of organic ramen you can buy now and keep until your kids are in college. "Here you go, my child. This is what I ate in college — these exact packets, in fact."

    So, this product only includes the ramen noodles and soup flavoring, but please (I beg you) add some vegetables and eggs to your noodles, so you can have a real meal like the one pictured above.

    Get a 12-pack of 21-ounce ramen packets from Walmart for $11.58.

    7. A bottle of organic maple syrup that held up just fine inside a tree and holds up even better in your temperature-regulated kitchen.

    Get a 12.5-ounce bottle from Walmart for $7.98.

    8. A four-pound canister of dried lentils to power up your vegetarian dishes with a dense, non-meat source of potassium, iron, and protein.


    That's right, another product I recommend storing in an airtight container.

    Get it from Walmart for $14.07.

    9. A bag of old-fashioned rolled oats so your mornings can begin with a new personal mantra, "My life is a mess, but my oats are fresh."

    Get a 16-ounce bag from Walmart for $4.08.

    10. A three-pack of lower-sodium soy sauce for all your favorite East-Asian dishes. An enduring sauce for an enduring cuisine, perf!

    Get a three-pack of 15-ounce bottles from Walmart for $7.71.

    11. A four-pound bag of raw sugar that stays sweet and innocent, even after it sees you mercilessly demolish a frightening amount of baked goods.


    Get it from Jet for $6.46.

    12. A 12-pack of canned beef to stock your emergency bunker with, as you hold tryouts for potential members of your Zombie Apocalypse Team.

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    Get a 12-pack of 14.5-ounce cans from Jet for $125.20.

    13. A six-pack of British Blend black tea for a cuppa while marathoning The Great British Baking Show. Noel Fielding is the best host the show has ever had, btw.

    Noel is both absurdist and supportive, and what more could you want? Also, keep these tea bags in an airtight container and they'll keep their flavor!

    Get a six-pack of 80-count boxes from Walmart for $15.21.

    14. A packet of powdered coconut milk that can (comfortably) live in your purse, until you need a non-dairy creamer or quick bowl of cereal on the subway.


    Promising review: "I carry this in my purse at all times, so I can have vegan creamer with my coffee whenever my husband and I eat out. Delicious!" —Diana P.

    Get a 5.25-ounce packet from Walmart for $5.58.

    15. A bottle of pure vanilla extract just as dependable (and ready to bake a cake at midnight) as your best friend.


    Get a 16-ounce bottle from Walmart for $35.88.

    16. A 20-pound bag of jasmine rice, because your love of rice isn't going anywhere — and you want a bag with the same type of longevity.


    Say it with me, this time, "Keep it in an airtight container."

    Get it from Walmart for $15.92.

    17. A jar of ghee butter mixed with Himalayan pink salt so you can kick regular butter to the curb and start sautéing with more oomph.

    Promising review: "This is the best ghee; I've tried several brands and this one far exceeds all of them, in quality and taste. I use it for cooking and also on toast, potatoes and rice, and it's become my complete substitute for butter." —Linda J

    Get a nine-ounce jar from Walmart for $10.12.

    18. And a 10-count box of Twinkies, the Immortal Snack Cake. Global warming, malevolent artificial intelligence, and/or nuclear warfare might end humanity, but Twinkies wouldn't even flinch.

    Promising review: "Sure, they may be a bit pricey, but the taste of a fluffy sponge and gooey filling just makes it all worth it!" —Sticka7

    Get it from Jet for $2.99.

    I've been saving this baby since the 90s.

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