I like the refied beans; but I also like Spam (natures most perfect food).
I just checked the label and the "short shelf life" is 5+ years , which shouldn't be a problem in rotating the supply. Being from California, we like Mexican style food; I do add some additional water to the mixture to get the texture that I like.
To see if you like them, check at the dry pack to see if amyone had "left overs". Some one had left a small amount that just didn't fit into their total cans. The mananger suggested I take it home and try it. I did. The next trip back I purchased 25# to can for myself.
I know that I would probably never eat the total 25#, but then I plan on sharing with others.