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Old January 11, 2019, 11:53   #1
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No mac and cheese for the Apocalypse....

Better come up with a different plan... or just buy more twinkies.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/features...ear-shelf-life
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Old January 11, 2019, 13:30   #2
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Better come up with a different plan... or just buy more twinkies.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/features...ear-shelf-life
only if you are planning to hang out with woody harrelson.
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Old January 11, 2019, 14:07   #3
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I have a feeling the bugs in it are factory installed!!

I put 2-3 cases of kraft mac and cheese along with enough Costco organic butter in the deep freeze about 5 years ago and tried a box to be sure it was still good.

It wasn't even after being in the subzero freezer.

Bollwevils (bugs) came floating to the surface of the boiling water.
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Old January 11, 2019, 14:47   #4
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I have a feeling the bugs in it are factory installed!!

I put 2-3 cases of kraft mac and cheese along with enough Costco organic butter in the deep freeze about 5 years ago and tried a box to be sure it was still good.

It wasn't even after being in the subzero freezer.

Bollwevils (bugs) came floating to the surface of the boiling water.
Another source of protein!
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Old January 11, 2019, 15:23   #5
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I worry about running out of whiskey more than anything
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Old January 11, 2019, 17:46   #6
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Old January 11, 2019, 19:54   #7
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I'd rather eat buckwheat groats.Way better nutrition.
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Old January 11, 2019, 20:31   #8
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Old January 11, 2019, 21:09   #9
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Isn't that andys domain ?
Or some other down under blokes domain.
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Old January 11, 2019, 21:51   #10
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I have a feeling the bugs in it are factory installed!!

I put 2-3 cases of kraft mac and cheese along with enough Costco organic butter in the deep freeze about 5 years ago and tried a box to be sure it was still good.

It wasn't even after being in the subzero freezer.

Bollwevils (bugs) came floating to the surface of the boiling water.
If people had any clue what USDA allowables are on bugs/bug parts in our food stream, they may never purchase anything off a store shelf ever again. There is no possible way to get perfectly clean food to the table of every Sally soccer mom in our industrialized system of production, unless she wants to grow it all herself, and then that is no guarantee it is 100% free of any foreign matter.
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Old January 11, 2019, 23:42   #11
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I have a feeling the bugs in it are factory installed!!

I put 2-3 cases of kraft mac and cheese along with enough Costco organic butter in the deep freeze about 5 years ago and tried a box to be sure it was still good.

It wasn't even after being in the subzero freezer.

Bollwevils (bugs) came floating to the surface of the boiling water.
Apparently a lot of this stuff gets infested at the factory and warehouses - I've seen this before in spaghetti.
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Old January 12, 2019, 02:37   #12
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Apparently a lot of this stuff gets infested at the factory and warehouses - I've seen this before in spaghetti.
Some may, but a majority, if grain based, comes via the production in the fields. It's their food supply too afterall, they live there. Ag does the best it can to keep it clean, it's their income stream too ya know, but limited to what it can spray, and even then, it only gets 80-90% of the pests in a cereal crop.

The consuming public don't like bugs in their food, but they hate GMOs and chemicals Ag uses even more. big difference is bugs/insects don't have deep pockets like chemical companies, hence, they can't sue even if they knew the allowables in their food supply.
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Old January 12, 2019, 03:39   #13
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Some may, but a majority, if grain based, comes via the production in the fields. It's their food supply too afterall, they live there. Ag does the best it can to keep it clean, it's their income stream too ya know, but limited to what it can spray, and even then, it only gets 80-90% of the pests in a cereal crop.

The consuming public don't like bugs in their food, but they hate GMOs and chemicals Ag uses even more. big difference is bugs/insects don't have deep pockets like chemical companies, hence, they can't sue even if they knew the allowables in their food supply.
So the eggs survive the milling process into flour?
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Old January 12, 2019, 05:25   #14
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So the eggs survive the milling process into flour?
Not likely, but the insects re-infest the prepared products after packaging and while on store shelves. NFADLR's bugs in his stored food likely were introduced immediately after the flour was milled and in storage before Kraft had it shipped to them and made into the macaroni. Insects are everywhere, and determined to get to food sources. It only takes a few insects to lay millions of eggs in a truck load of flour. They are then there to hatch when temperatures and conditions are right.

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Reviews are pretty good for this mac and cheese. Thinking about getting a bucket to feed the grandkids over the next few years.
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I have a feeling the bugs in it are factory installed!!

I put 2-3 cases of kraft mac and cheese along with enough Costco organic butter in the deep freeze about 5 years ago and tried a box to be sure it was still good.
It wasn't even after being in the subzero freezer.
Bollwevils (bugs) came floating to the surface of the boiling water.
Always pick the lesser of two weevils.
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Old January 12, 2019, 18:30   #17
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In flour milling the grain cleaning process removes live insects before milling. Insect eggs (from flour beatles) inside the wheat kernels are destroyed later in the process using a device called an entoleter that uses a mechanical high-speed rotor to impact the flour and destroy any remaining eggs.
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I worry about running out of whiskey more than anything
Stock up on corn and sugar.
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Pop Tarts and Ding dongs, good to the end of days, plus 30!
An added bonus -- place your electronics inside the used Pop Tart pouch for EMP protection or fashion multiple pouches/wrappers into a stylish hat that keeps those pesky aliens from messing with your brain waves.
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Not likely, but the insects re-infest the prepared products after packaging and while on store shelves. NFADLR's bugs in his stored food likely were introduced immediately after the flour was milled and in storage before Kraft had it shipped to them and made into the macaroni. Insects are everywhere, and determined to get to food sources. It only takes a few insects to lay millions of eggs in a truck load of flour. They are then there to hatch when temperatures and conditions are right.

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