10 Groceries That Can Keep for Years

1. Oats

When stored correctly, this abundant cereal grain, which is a mainstay on many breakfast tables in the United States, has a shelf life of up to 30 years.

2. White rice

White rice, often known as polished rice, lasts 25–30 years when stored properly.This grain should be stored at 40°F or lower. Oxygen-free sealed containers are ideal.

3. Pasta

Pasta that has been dried can be stored for a number of years without deteriorating in quality.

4. Popcorn

Unpopped kernels last two years, one year if opened, however microwave popcorn packets only last two to three months. Store at room temperature.

5. Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate may last two years in a well-sealed container at 65–70 degrees. Dry it. It can turn white if refrigerated.

6. Honey

Sealed honey can last centuries! Honey darkens, loses flavor, and crystallizes during storage. These temperature-dependent mechanisms make honey shelf life difficult to define.

7. Powdered milk

Powdered milk lasts three to five years in the cupboard but just three months once opened. Cool, dark storage is excellent.