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I was putting whole cleaned and dried corn in 5 gal buckets yesterday, bags that I bought at Walmart in their animal food section by the way, then used CO2 from a cylinder to evacuate the O2. Finished up and then started organizing the food storage shelves, when I came across one item I forgot that I had stored in 1/2 gal ball jars vacuum packed with oxy absorbers. Hard candy, mixed flavors and shapes, what a treat in a post :shtf: scenario. Just something to bring a little joy into what may be a pretty boring diet. Most likely will store 'forever' in these jars. By the way I keep the jars in the box they came in to protect them from earthquake shaking here:eek:. Metal shelves are bolted to the garage wall with concrete expansion bolts. If you haven't heard the walls in my house have a 6" concrete core, ICF block system.
 

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I also stock-up on candy. My vehicles have hard candy (like werthers), I keep chocolates in cool / dry areas, I have Rockets at work, gum-balls everywhere (I cannot chew un-sugar'd gum :dunno: ). I usually stock-up on the halloween bulk-packs in / around the halloween time-frame, not for the kiddies, but, but myself for a full year of sugary snacks.
 

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I love those atomic fireballs, mean mother's. I do have the hard candy layed back. Even in the past due thang it would be a welcome treat.
 

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Holiday Clearance Sales

Holiday clearance sales are a great time to pick up candy at a fraction of the costs. A couple of weeks from now, candy canes of all flavors and old fashioned hard candy will be on clearance, it'll be a great time to pick up a few boxes for storage.
 

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I came across one item I forgot that I had stored in 1/2 gal ball jars vacuum packed with oxy absorbers. Hard candy, mixed flavors and shapes, what a treat in a post :shtf: scenario.
Hey Bob, Do you know off hand if chocolate will keep the same way?
 

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Hey Bob, Do you know off hand if chocolate will keep the same way?
Unfortunately chocolate candy will not keep as long, it develops a white coating on it, and the oils will go rancid.:p
But, there is a alternative, I keep processed cocoa powder, or baking cocoa in glass jars vacuum sealed. Also lots of refined white sugar. Wallah! Make your own chocolate candy. Not hard to do.:2thumb:
 

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Something else for me to look into. :rolleyes: Thanks
 
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