The four-pack is yesterday's news. Costco is now in the business of selling you food by the year-pack (h/t Boing Boing).
The superstore has a collection of dehydrated and freeze-dried food from Shelf Reliance, "your premier source for food storage and emergency preparedness." And all it takes to equip your bomb shelter or basement with 5,011 servings of food (enough for one person for one year) is $799.
So, what exactly comes in the containers, which resemble powdered Gatorade storage? The list starts off fairly sensibly, with white rice, pancake mix, powdered milk and freeze-dried vegetables and fruits. It's when you get to proteins that you realize you might have to expect some changes in your diet.
Meat lovers are out of luck. You'll be substituting canned textured vegetable protein (which may be better than canned bacon) for animal flesh. It supposedly comes in bacon, beef, chicken and taco flavors. I'm familiar with the first three meats. I'm not exactly sure what "taco" entails.
You better love eggs, because you'll be working your way through six cans of whole eggs, with a whopping 1,416 servings. That means that 28 percent of the meal servings for your year avoiding zombies will come from eggs.
And so the debate continues about which came first, the apocalypse or the egg?
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