Like most canned meats, Yoders wasn’t much to look at straight from the can. But I did notice plenty of well textured meat and globs of natural fats, both containing important nutrients for survival. Yoders comes fully cooked and doesn’t require re-heating to eat, so my curiosity got the best of me. Before heating it up on the stove, I popped a piece into my mouth to see how it was, and i’m happy to say that both the texture and the taste were fantastic… though a little cold.
After getting over my initial surprise, it didn’t take long to heat the 28 oz. (1 lb.) can of beef on the stove. I also added a few spices to the mix, kicking up the flavor a bit, though it didn’t really need it in the first place. Once heated, I could see that there was more than enough beef and broth here for a single person or a single meal. And that’s a good thing for those that don’t plan on surviving alone.
Served alongside rice to add a bit of starch, Yoders was a welcome treat for my belly on an icy day. And because it’s full of important proteins, salts, and natural fats needed for survival, I wouldn’t be too worried about being underfed or under nourished during a major disaster or Zombie outbreak, as long as I have a few cans of this stashed away in my cupboards.
With a shelf-life of 10+ years, Yoders Canned Beef Chunks is a safe bet for anyone wanting to start or boost up their emergency food storage, not to mention their everyday pantry.
One thing to keep in mind is that Yoders Beef, like many canned foods, doesn’t contain a key or pull-tab for easy open. You’ll need a can opener or at least a pointy rock to get at the tasty meat inside.