Today is the 27th anniversary of the death of “The King”. Elvis Presley had eccentric taste (more like obsessions) when it came to food. In case you want to honor EP’s memory with a trip to the grocery story, you’ll need his shopping list. Shown below is the list of items that were to be kept in the pantry at Graceland for Elvis at all times.
fresh, lean, unfrozen ground meat
one case regular Pepsi
one case orange drinks
rolls (hot rolls – Brown ‘n’ Serve)
cans of biscuits (at least six)
potatoes and onions
assorted fresh fruits
cans of sauerkraut
at least three bottles of milk and 1/2 & 1/2 cream
thin, lean bacon
fresh, hand-squeezed cold orange juice
banana pudding (to be made each night)
ingredients for meat loaf and sauce
brownies (to be made each night)
ice cream – vanilla and chocolate
gum (Spearmint, Doublemint, Juicy Fruit – three each)
cigars (El Producto Diamond Tips & El Producto Altas)
Sucrets (antibiotic red box)
matches (four to five books)
From the book The Life and Cuisine of Elvis Presley.
Of course if you’re going to make Elvis style peanut butter and nanner sandwiches you’ll need the recipe.