The kind folks over at Wise Foods sent me some free samples to review for you.
Neatly packaged to my door came a 2 serving cook in package sample of their outdoor meal Chicken Ala King and a 4 serving long term storage packet of Cheesy Lasagna.
The kids and I decided to try out the Chicken Ala King for lunch this week.
Here is how simple it is to make.
Step 1: Open Package and remove oxygen absorber
Step 2: Pour 2 cups of boiling water in.
Step 3: Re close pouch and let stand for 8-1 2minutes.
Step 4: Eat
What did you think kids?
They loved it!
I mean the really loved it.
It may have well as been chocolate chip cookies.
And we were not even camping of hungry during and emergency.
I imagine they would liked it more than chocolate chip cookies if that were the case.
Other than my children will eat it here is what I like about their company.
1. Prep- I can prepare the foods in the package with hot or cold water. This means all I need a way to get hot water and we are eating in under 12 minutes.
2. Retail- You can purchase their products online here. Or at several local retail shops. I love this option. I love being able to pick up food storage products while I shop for groceries.
3. Size and Weight- a one year supply for 1 adult weighs only 60 lbs. An entire years supply for our family of four would fit in about the space a washer and dryer takes up.
4. Cost- On average their foods cost about $2.00 a serving. This is pretty comparable especially when you consider the average calorie count of a meal is almost 250 calories.
5. Storage- Each meal comes packaged in a four serving pouch. Leaving the rest of the food still sealed up tight for long term storage. I always hate it when we open a #10 can and then have to have green beans with every dinner all week.
What I can see myself purchasing.
1. They have a 60 entree bucket. with these meals below included for $135. Three of these would fit in with our storage nicely.
- Stroganoff (8)
- Creamy Chicken Pasta (8)
- Cheesy Macaroni (8)
- Chicken Ala King (8)
- Chicken Teriyaki (8)
- Southwest Beans and Rice (8)
- Beef Teriyaki and Rice (8)
- Cheesy Lasagna (4)
I don't see us outfitting ourselves with an entire year supply of Wise Food pouches. But I think having some would be useful. I can see us using it in emergency after eating down the 3 month pantry and before we start digging into our #10 cans and wheat. I think they could be nice transitional meals between the gourmet 3 month pantry and the more long term food storage. Even then we would not eat it for every meal. Just dinner. Which is why I like the entree only packages.
2. 72 hour Emergency Meal Kit for $39
I would love three of these. One entire kit for the 72 hour kit and one entire kit for each car. I love the cook in the bag option. I could take out the mess kit in our 72 hour kid, which would free up a little space. Plus these seem some how more appropriate to eat than only soups and spaghettios.
What do you think?
Have you tried their products?
Have you seen them in a store near you?
Do you want to try them?
Go here for your free sample
Then come back and tell me what you think.
Also if you are looking for a group discount or perhaps a price break on shipping for an order you can talk to this guy.
he may just be able to help you out.