Expiration Date for Current Stock : 11/02/2021
DAK Canned Ham is fully cooked. No refrigeration necessary until opened. US inspected and passed by Department of Agriculture. Ready to eat. Great for camping, picnics, hunting, fishing. Shelf life of 3.5 to 4 years.
Please note that the product comes from across the ocean and we have noticed over the years that once in a while the can will have tiny rust spots on the top. This is just exterior, plus the product has an interior lining to protect it for a very log shelf life. Dak ham has assured us that this does not affect its integrity and shelf life.
All Dak Canned Hams are fully cooked and are ready to eat as is. If you prefer to serve our ham hot, please follow these simple instructions:
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- Place Ham in shallow baking pan and heat uncovered in 325°F oven 15 minutes per pound. Ideal internal temperature should be 130°F.
- For a delicious glaze, score top of ham, stud with cloves and sprinkle with brown sugar. Baste occasionally with pan drippings.
DAK established itself as a quality brand in 1947 and is a solid presence in club stores throughout the country. Whether you see a DAK ham behind the counter at your local supermarket or pick up a 3lb package of bacon at a warehouse store, you can be assured of the highest quality products.
Supplier's Note On Shelf Life
Canned long shelf life food has a shelf life of at least two years from the date of processing. Canned food retains its safety and nutritional value well beyond two years making it the perfect survival food, but it may have some variation in quality, such as a change of color and texture. Canning is a high-heat process that renders the food commercially sterile. Food safety is not an issue in products kept on the shelf or in the pantry for long periods of time. In fact, canned long shelf life food has an almost indefinite shelf life at moderate temperatures (75 F and below). Canned food as old as 100 years has been found in sunken ships and it is still microbiologically safe! We don't recommend keeping canned food for 100 years, but if the can is intact, not dented or bulging, it is edible and perfect for your survival food pantry.
Canned food labels have tendency to peel off over time, especially if they are kept for years in your basement. In order to prevent this, put a coat of shellac over the label as soon as you get them. This way, you will always know what's in the can years later.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long can DAK canned hams stay in my pantry?
Our canned meat products are guaranteed for 5 years provided that they are kept in a dry, cool environment. However, if the can is swollen, punctured, any rust appears around the rim, or a foul odor emits when opening the can, we recommend discarding the product immediately.
How can I read the code date on the DAK canned ham?
Since 2007 all the canned hams carry an easy-to-read "Sell by MM/DD/YY date code.
Ham Cured With Water, Salt, Sugar, Sodium Phosphates, Carrageenan, Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Nitrite.
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Customer Reviews — 19item(s)
- Bleck! It was like Spam NOT ham! I had thought it was a better product than that. I remember long ago that is was actually a solid ham NOT chopped crap!
Don't expect sliced ham
- Better for cooking than eating. By this I mean it's great for survival food. It has a ton of fat and filler meats or something added. Add to flavor starved bean or rice mix for taste and needed calories. You would have a hard time cutting a slice and eating on a sandwich. My wife cringes at the sight of this ham coming out of a tin. But hey, I like it when I'm hungry.
- bought one to try before buying several and is not bad tasting. A little like span, but not near as salty. Plan on buying more for my survival food.
Great product for when SHTF
- It's canned ham. Not the spiral ham you have at Thanksgiving. It's for stews or with beans. It's not lunch meat for a sandwich. It's good for 3-5 years, think short to medium term storage. But when you need protein when SHTF, this will be perfect. If you want to rotate it, cool. But remember it's heavily salted to preserve it longer. So put it in something that requires salt (don't add salt).
- very nice packaging I have not opened it yet I will be taking it and other food items from here with me on my next camping trip.
Picky Eaters Go Away
- People are so funny. Some of them expect this to be delicious hearty ham. It's not. Doesn't taste good? Wait until you're HUNGRY. And I don't mean ready for chow. You'd eat dog food and think it's great if you're truly hungry. To me this is tasty any time, but I'm not picky. Toss a can in your backpack and hike all day without eating. In the evening you'll lick the can clean. And remember to take the can with you when you hike out. The can can also be used to cook in or hold water.
Grandma's canned ham.
- This ham does not taste like the ham we are used to in our modern society. This ham is best when combined with other things to counter the salty taste. My grandmother would put a can of crushed pineapple on top of the ham and bake it. My favorite way to est this ham is ground up with a small jar of gherkin pickles and mixed with mayo for the best ham salad you will ever eat. This ham has a long shelf life and I will keep some in the pantry.
- I've tried this any number of ways and I still can't make it taste good.
- Yum! Had a craving for ham and remembered I had these stashed away. Nothing like spam. Real cooked ham. I ate some cold before i warmed it up and was yummy. Love it!
- Prime vittles! Chopped up and browned in a pan with some onions and garlic and then smothered with a can of black beans and sprinkled with some datyl peppers, wow, it doesn't get any better than that for this grunt!!
Only if necessary
- Doesn't taste good at all. If it was all I had to eat then fine.
- Love these hams and need to buy more i rotate them when needed and always enjoy eating them, i use a little pineapple juice and a few chunks with the brown sugar and clove to make it even better :D great stuff,just wish i knew how many to order to get a case :D
- OK I bought a case for my food storage, then I bought a meat slicer, was going to use these hams one per week for sandwiches and buy 4 cases to rotate, sounded good for the storage aspect, just one problem, this ham is OK, but not for everyday eating, till the SHTF I\'m going to keep one case in the basement and buy the good stuff at the store every week..
Dak canned hams
- These hams are a great addition to all of the dried beans in my pantry. Makes great soup!
- As a component part of your tiered SIP preparedness approach - having a case or two of this inexpensive but nourishing meat product can considerably extend your "stores" in a number of important ways. You could even use these as barter wtshtf! No excuse NOT to be prepared at this point in the game. We tried it cold....tastes AOK. Get a case. ICE4SAFETY
- I used this ham to make several different meals with and i was surprised at how well it turned out. It was a hit in our family and did not taste like yucky spam.
- Taste like spam but has better texture because it has chunks of ham.
- better then spam.
dak canned ham
- tried this last night and very impressed this stuff on crackers is a very good little snack not to salty had really nice flavor and for the price you cant go wrong.