15 Basic Foods to Stockpile That Never Expire

by Simplify

With food prices on the rise and grocery bills soaring, there’s no better time than the present to find cheap food to stockpile and feed your family on a budget.

Believe it or not, you can find foods to stockpile that never expire, so you won’t have to worry about rotating shelves and checking expiration dates at all. And Jill and Tawra, from Living On A Dime, will show you how to do this.

Wish there were 10 foods that never expire? Dream bigger! Jill and Tawra say that there are actually 15 foods that never expire, and these items make the best food to stockpile for obvious reasons.

By educating yourself on these 15 foods, you can look for deals and slowly build an emergency food pantry in your home. Let’s get started.

Jill and Tawra insist you must have sugary drink mixes in your pantry. Things like Tang, Koolaid, and Lemonades might not sound all that important, but when you have a sick family member who can’t keep anything down, these types of beverages can keep them hydrated—sometimes better than plain water.

Next, Jill and Tawra recommend buying baking soda for stomach issues, cleaning, deodorant, and shampoo. Then, pick up some vinegar because it can be used for lots of different purposes around the home as well as cooking.

Foods to stockpile that never expire

The ladies also suggest stocking up on #10 canned foods as these cans are bigger than others you’ll see, and they have tons of different types of food inside them, even meat. At worst, some of these products should be eaten up within 25 years or so. Not too shabby.

Other pantry items Jill and Tawra say to buy in bulk are salt, spices, dried beans, and white rice. Not only are these products versatile in the kitchen, but they’re also foods to stockpile that never expire.

Foods to stockpile that never expire

For more stockpiling ideas, discover how to stockpile food for a year or these cheap stockpile foods from Dollar Tree.

To see more videos, check out the Living On A Dime To Grow Rich YouTube channel.

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  • Chriss Chriss on Mar 30, 2023

    Spices lose their potency after a year or two past the expiration date. Not a good idea to stockpile these.

  • Lorraine Lorraine on Jun 05, 2023

    Yes, spices DO lose their integrity. Known this info for as long as I can remember. I probably would not try any of these ideas. Seems to me easier to buy new, why give myself the stress. Unless you really know how to stockpile CORRECTLY. Spices SHOULD NOT be in this category. At all.

    • William William on Nov 05, 2023

      Yes they do decrease in flavor kick but do not “expire”. Most times you can sniff or taste to see. Or even increase the amount you add to your recipe.