The manufacturer’s description says it all: Authentic New England taste of being slow-baked in a traditional brick oven…then shoved into a tin can. OK, I’m sure that’s not the exact manufacturing process but it does conjure up a more accurate visual I would imagine.
There exists no other product online or in stores like this one. This brown bread in a can is in fact an interesting marriage of both bread and a dense cake. Some folks, many from The South, may remember eating this when they were very young (think 1960s and earlier) but interest waned and it faded from the store shelves. The packaging and shelf life make this a perfect addition to your long-term storage or prepping needs and provides a tasty option when fresh bread is not an option – perfect for your emergency prep pantry.
What is the Shelf Life of Canned Bread?
The date on the can, the “sell by date”, is 3 years. That does not mean it goes bad after 36 months. Practically canned product should be good for at least 10 to 15 years if stored properly in a cool dry place.
What Does Bread from a Can Taste Like?
Heating this product is a must if you want to eat it. Trying it straight out of the can and it is a somewhat dry, dense and bland. When you taste it, you would expect pumpernickel but it does not possess the rich flavor of that type of bread – it has a somewhat sweet molasses taste – sweet over savory. The bread definitely needs to be toasted with butter or jam/jelly spread on afterwards – maybe even some cream cheese.
Is Bread in a Can for Real?
Yes, it is real and it has a flavor all its own – you will either love it or hate it.
Does canned bread contain preservatives?
No artificial preservatives, it does contain salt. The ingredients as list on the can are: Water, Whole Wheat Flour, Molasses, Dextrose, Whole Grain Rye Flour, Whey, Degerminated Yellow Corn Meal, Baking Soda, Buttermilk, Salt, Corn Oil.