What do you call a category of groceries that lasts long? Examples include food in cans, rice, pasta, cereals, chocolate.


  1. durables
  2. durable food
  3. durable food products category
  4. long-lasting food
  • At least one UK supermarket calls them store cupboard. Items that have distant or no use by date. Commented Feb 28, 2023 at 21:30

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Such foods are called nonperishable (also written as non-perishable). Cambridge gives this definition:

Nonperishable food does not decay quickly.

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