Welcome to the Thursday food "nooooo." That's "nooooo" as in "no way", "no they didn't", or "no one in their right mind would buy that."

Today’s “nooooo” comes in the form of bacon in a can. Bacon in a can that has a shelf life in excess of 10 years. Bacon in a can that has a camouflage label (it was the camouflage that sealed this products “nooooo” status for me).

Yodor’s canned bacon is available at The Ready Depot, an online store that specializes in products for outdoor enthusiast, the survival-minded and for general disaster preparedness.

Each can is 9 ounces of fully cooked and drained bacon. Between 2-3/4 and 3-1/4 pounds of raw bacon go into each can. Each can is the highest quality fresh #1 bacon slices. Cured to our specifications, cooked and then hand wrapped, rolled and packed in the U.S.

We cook this bacon down for you prior to canning, so you won’t pay for all of the natural shrinkage that occurs whenever you cook bacon. Then we carefully drain all of the fat and liquid off and can it fresh so it will taste as good out of the can as it would right out of the refrigerator.

And the price for a case of 12 cans? $124.98!

I know that pre-cooked bacon is available in regular stores, unrefrigerated, but I have always stayed away from it. Something is just not right about bacon that doesn’t have to be refrigerated. And bacon that doesn’t have to be refrigerated, has a 10+ year shelf life, and comes in a camouflaged can is certainly just a big “nooooo!” 

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Thursday food "nooooo": Canned bacon
Having a store of emergency food is a good idea, but this canned item crosses the line.