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14 Food Items That'll Not Expire Even After Being On Shelf For Years

If you are not in the habit of checking the expiry date of the food products you buy, you probably need to change your habit. However, the good news is that there are some food items that never expire (almost never). You can stock them up in the case of emergencies as they have a long shelf life and won't put you down. Note down these 14 amazing food items that enjoy a long life span. 

1. Instant coffee 

Instant coffee will never give up on you if stored in a vacuum sealed container, away from sunlight.

2. Powder milk

If you keep the powder milk container unopened, it will not spoil, though its life spans only between 2 to 10 years (depending on how it is stored). However, if it has turned yellow, do not hold on to it.

3. Raw honey

Honey, I love thee! This incredibly delicious item is known to last indefinitely. It may crystallise or change color with time, but don’t think twice before consuming it. You may simply keep the jar in a bowl of warm water to let the crystals melt and take the liquid form again.

4. Cornstarch

Corn starch is one of those edible beauties that never go bad unless exposed to some liquid. You can keep it forever, like seriously!

5. Dried beans

Dried beans practically never expire; they are known to retain their nutritional value for nearly three decades. They may have lost a little of their aroma over the years, but it is a real relief to know that they will help you sustain in case of emergencies.

6. Dry pasta

You will be glad to know that unopened dried pasta can last for aeons. However, if it smells or looks funny, please show it the trash bin.

7. Hard liquor

Store the unopened bottles in a cool, dark place and it will enjoy a long shelf life. In case you’ve opened it, please consume it within 6-8 months.

8. Pure maple syrup

Thanks to its high sugar content, the pure version of this sweet staple can last forever when stored in a freezer or refrigerator.

9. White rice

White rice, whatever variety it may be, does not go bad ever in its dry state. The brown variant is prone to spoil quicker because of its higher oil content.

10. Salt

Salt is a mineral and used as a preservative in many food products. However, adding iodine to it reduces its shelf life by about five years.

11. Sugar

The sweetest thing on earth, sugar is one of those foods that never expire. This highly sweet edible stuff does not support bacterial growth and if stored in an airtight container, will last forever.

12. Soy sauce

You may want to thank the high sodium content of this dark condiment for its long life. If left unopened, it can last a lifetime, and a good 2-3 years after it has been unsealed and stored in the refrigerator.

13. White distilled vinegar

This highly acidic liquid will never turn you down. It is for this very reason that it is used as a preservative in many food products.

14. Pure vanilla extract

Because of the presence of alcohol in pure vanilla extract, bacteria don’t get a chance to thrive in it. Seal it tightly and it will stay with you till its last drop.Can you add something on the list? Comment your views.