Canned Bread

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.

Brown Bread in a Can

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 breads and dense cakes. 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 the best addition to your long-term storage or prepping needs and provides a tasty option when fresh bread is not available – perfect help for your emergency prep pantry. It should taste as good as the day it was pulled out of the oven and placed in the can.

What is the Shelf Life of Canned Breads?

The date on the can, the “sell by date”, is 3 years.  That does not mean it goes bad after 36 months.  Canning any product should make it last for at least 10 to 15 years if you keep it 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 cans 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. This is the rule in general for products from cans.

Does canned bread contain preservatives?

No artificial preservatives, it does contain salt.  I do not have the specific recipe but 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.