According to Nielsen’s analysis of macroeconomic variables, historical trends and consumer behavior, products such as seafood, dry pasta and candy are most immune to a recession. Beer and pasta sauces also show some level of immunity to recessionary times. Those products among the most vulnerable or recession-prone include carbonated beverages, eggs, cups/plates, food prep/storage items and tobacco.I knew beer had it all over eggs. You know how it feels at the store - eggs or beer, eggs or beer. I always go for beer. The news was announced at Neilsen's Consumer 360 conference held over the weekend, though I really can't find any great discussion about beer on the website. One loves, however, to find backing for one's ungrounded gut reactions within the consultant community.