Okay, we eat pretty healthy, most of the time, and mostly home-produced stuff, but... I still love my junk food: Pepsi, Hershey bars, Frito Corn Chips, hot chocolate/flavored coffee drinks. I stored some pepsi in our root cellar for 4 years, then drank one. It was good. I kept imagining it was flat, but it wasn't. My sister is a diet-coke-aholic and has enough stored to keep her going for years! I put some chocolate bars in a metal can that cookies came in at Christmas time, and I stashed it in our barn in a dark, cool corner. That was a few years ago, and this past week I opened one and broke off a square and ate it. Still tasted okay. I found a candy bar in my dresser that I'd stashed a couple years ago, and while it tasted okay, it had oxidized and had a white color to the chocolate. Corn chips go rancid after a while. I tried making homemade ones...ick! Guess that's something I won't have if the day comes when I can't buy them for whatever reason. I would assume other chips have a limited shelf life as well. I thought about oxygen absorbers to extend the life of just one bag of corn chips to eat about 5 years after the SHTF... :nuts: We have cans of hot cocoa mix and various coffees, but someday those will be gone too. I don't plan on growing cocoa beans and I don't find carob to be a satisfactory substitute. We've stored unsweetened baking cocoa and sugar, so we can whip up some kind of treats from time to time. Sometimes I think those Little Debbie snack cakes would be our best bet for long-term junkfood storage...they seem to keep forever! I know I'll be glad to be alive, but part of me will long for those things I'll miss.