Black Friday 2022 – Thrive Life Food Storage Specials

What's on sale and What I think

Are you ready to stock your shelves with some long-term food storage? This is one of two big sales that Thrive Life does every year. I’m telling you every item that’s on sale and how I feel about it.

 

This sale opens to consultants Monday 11/21/22 at 9:00 am MST and everyone else on Tuesday 11/22/22 at 9:00 am MST.

 

Here we go!

 

**This post contains affiliate links, which means if you click on a link and make a purchase, I may make a small commission at no extra cost to you.

1

zucchini - 50% off

This is the biggest sale item this time around, coming in at 50% off.

 

When it’s dry, straight out of the can, it’s great.

 

When I rehydrated it and threw it in some pasta salad, it was a little squishy…like a foamy squishy. Sponge-y. That’s a better word for it!  So a little bit of a weird texture when rehydrated.  Some of that sponge-i-ness did go away when I cooked it with some spaghetti sauce.  

 

But the real problem is the grain of sand sensation that you get when you eat it.
It literally tastes like there is a grain of sand in almost every bite.  I am not sure what causes that with zucchini and not other foods, but it’s real.  That’s a deal-breaker for me.  

 

I’d much rather just sub in some broccoli, green beans, or peas, than deal with the sand.

Click here to purchase zucchini.

2

Pulled Pork - 40% off

I know. It’s weird.  Freeze dried meat.  I get it.  But seriously, once you get over how weird it is, you realize how FREAKING RAD it is!  I mean, to have meat?  Real meat?  Sitting on your shelf?  For 25 YEARS?! 

Unrefrigerated, un-frozen, un-anythinged.  Just there.

It’s mind-blowing.  This world we live in is pretty insane.

You can get more information about pulled pork in this post.

Click here if you want to try pulled pork.

 

3

Vegetarian Beef Bouillon - 40% off

I’ve never tried this.

One thing to keep in mind is that the bouillons have a shelf life of 5 years, not the normal 25 years. 
 But dang – that’s still better than any bouillon cubes or concentrate or broth I’ve ever bought from the grocery store!

Click here to order beef bouillon powder.

4

Cinnamon Apple Slices - 40% off

These are gooooooooooooooooooooood!!!!!!!!!!

A GREAT snack for any day of the week! 
These are also a great thing to purchase in a pantry can size to throw in a 72-hour kit for a snack.  You can’t beat not having to rotate a snack food that your kids will happily gobble up for 25 years!

 

Click here if you want to order cinnamon apple slices.

5

Applesauce - 40% off

This is actually really good!  Heads up: you do need a blender to make this one, so this is not a good backup plan for a power outage. 

I love knowing that I have this in my storage, because not only is it a fun, familiar little snack, but it’s something sweet to dip your meat in, if other ingredients are sparse.  With a 25-year shelf life, I love that this is available!

Click here if you’re ready to purchase applesauce.

6

Confetti Cake Bites - 40% off

Not my fave.  And I like confetti cake!  I think my issue with it is, there’s no frosting.  And frosting is the only reason I like cake, so that makes sense. 

So if you’re a frosting person, I would skip these.  If you are a cake person through and through, give them a whirl!

 

Click here if you’re ready to add these cake bites to your order.

7

Sweetened Cranberries - 30% off

These are ZINGY straight out of the can!  But isn’t that what we would expect from cranberries??

Just like I wouldn’t recommend eating cranberries straight out of the bag, I wouldn’t recommend eating this right out of the can.
But they ARE a wonderful option to be able to store for a time when cranberries may not be available. 

Kind of like applesauce – I like knowing that I could make a little something with these to mix up the flavor in a meal.

Click here if you’re ready to purchase sweetened cranberries.

8

Instant Milk - 30% off

Guess who’s back?! This is one of the first things I recommend getting with Thrive.  It is THE BEST MILK to store.  It tastes amazing and has a 25-year shelf life.

I talked about this one back in September and also on my favorites post.
So, if you need to know more you can read my thoughts on milk powder by clicking here.

Click here to order instant milk powder.

9

Seasoned Chicken Slices - 30% off

I’m a chicken snob. It’s incredibly hard to please me when it comes to re-heated chicken. And that’s what this tastes like to me.

BUT, most people I talk to seem to like this chicken just fine. It has a 25 year shelf life, which makes it such a good protein addition to your long term food storage. 

 

Click here to order freeze dried seasonsed chicken slices.

10

Vegetarian Chicken Bouillon - 30% off

I’ve never tried this.

Just like the beef bouillon, this has a shelf life of 5 years, not the normal 25 years. 
But dang – that’s still better than any bouillon cubes or concentrate or broth I’ve ever bought from the grocery store!

Click here if you’re ready to purchase chicken bouillon.

11

Butternut Squash - 30% off

12

Cucumber Dices - 30% off

These are interesting – in a good way!
They’re chopped SUPER teeny tiny.

They have a super fresh flavor – it’s hard to describe but it’s like the freshest cucumber I’ve ever had.
These are actually really good just straight out of the can – but I also love throwing them on a salad!

 

 

Click here if you’re ready to add cucumber dices to your order.

13

Butter Powder - 30% off

Have you ever thought about what you would do without butter?

If you’ve got Mac n Cheese in your short-term food storage, you’re gonna want butter.

Do you like butter on your bread? How about your toast? 

Think of all the recipes that call for butter.

Don’t get me wrong – you can totally freeze butter. 

I recommend doing both if possible.  Freeze a few packs, but I also feel a lot better having a few cans of this in my back pocket. 

**Note the shelf life on Butter Powder is 5 years … This is one of the products that has a shorter shelf life than most, so keep that in mind and don’t go crazy.  You’ll want to rotate through this quicker than the other freeze dried stuff. 

This is not available year-round, so I recommend prioritizing this on your list of things to get this month!

Click here if you want to add butter powder to your food storage.

14

Shrimp - 30% off

I am not a shrimp fan, so I have never tried this personally, but I did ask a friend to try it for me, and she made her shrimp pasta dish that her family loves, and she said it was good and none of the kids mentioned that anything tasted different about the shrimp. 

So given that, I’d recommend this if you have any recipes that involve shrimp!

 

Click here to order freeze dried shrimp.

15

Cauliflower - 25% off

Healthy and pretty tasty. This cauliflower is so good to use in pretty much any dish – soup, casseroles, on top of a salad, stir-fry. Basically, anywhere you’d normally use cauliflower go ahead and use this.

It’s also pretty decent to just crunch on as a healthy snack. It’s kinda like eating popcorn (but watch out for the gas – I know, I know – consider yourself warned).

Click here to order freeze dried cauliflower.

16

Scrambled Egg Mix - 25% off

I talk about these in my top 12 freeze dried favorites post, so you can go read more of my thoughts there.

I actually prefer freeze dried over fresh for a few reasons:

  • No shells
  • No salmonella risk
  • Incredibly convenient

Check out this post for more information on shelf life, cost and serving information for Thrive Life Scrambled Egg Mix.

 

Click here if you’re ready to purchase freeze dried Scrambled Egg Mix that makes so much more than scrambled eggs.

 

17

Peach Slices - 25% off

18

Shredded Cheddar Cheese - 25% off

Can you imagine life without cheese?

Especially life where you are already limited on certain foods, so you’re having to improvise a little (or a lot)?
Cheese just makes everything go down a little bit easier, amiright?

This is 100% cheddar cheese. It’s a weird phenomenon eating dry, somewhat crunchy cheese from a can, but it’s crazy how the taste is 100% there, even before reconstituting it.

After reconstituting it, you have totally normal, functional cheese. It even melts like regular cheese!

Find more information about cheddar cheese in this post.

Click here if you’re ready to add cheddar cheese to your order.

 

19

Broccoli - 25% off

Great veggie to store! 
This is really delicious dry, right out of the can, or rehydrated and served as a side, or added to any meal that calls for broccoli!  

 

Click here to order freeze dried broccoli.

20

Strawberry Slices - 25% off

If you love strawberries, you’ll love these.

They are bursting with flavor…a fan favorite, for sure!

What more is there to say?!

These are so good, they made my list of Top 12 Foods.

Click here to order strawberry slices.

You can read more about strawberry slices in this post.

21

Mangoes - 25% off

I have not had these in 10 years…

 

But, I do remember loving them. They’re exactly what you’d expect and full of flavor. These are not chewy like the dried ones you get at the grocery store. You know the ones – covered in sugar and chew, chew, chew. 

 

Light, airy, crunchy – great fruit snack.


Click here to order mangoes.

22

Instant Black Beans - 25% off

These are good – they are a little mushy when cooked, but such a great option to add protein to a meal in a pinch!

 

Click here if you’re ready to add instant black beans to your order.

23

Blackberries - 20% off

I don’t love blackberries, so naturally, these aren’t my favorite.  But just like with all the fruits, I would say if you like blackberries normally, you will like these!

 

Click here if you’re ready to add freeze blackberries to your order.

24

Blueberries

Delicious!
I have even had people who say they don’t usually like blueberries, but they love these!
Warning: these turn your fingers and your entire mouth (including your teeth) blue/purple/black, so I wouldn’t recommend packing these for a snack on the way to family pictures…

 

Click here if you’re ready to add blueberries to your order.

25

Diced Beef - 20% off

This is a great meat to store.  I don’t have very many recipes that call for diced beef, but I combined this with some gravy (that I made from a seasoning packet) and served it over rice and it was a total hit!

 

Click here to order small diced beef.

26

Raspberries - 20% off

These pack a punch for sure, so get ready to pucker up!
These are really tasty, but I prefer eating them WITH something else, to tone down the tartness.  
But they really are what you would expect from freeze dried raspberries!  Full of flavor and delicious!

 

Click here to order raspberries.

27

Pineapple - 20% off

 

Want to store a sweet treat that requires zero prep and has a 25-year shelf life?

 

Thrive’s freeze dried pineapple is about as sweet and fresh as snacks come. This is soooooooo good!! 

 

Believe me when I say you (and your kids) will be popping these like candy!

 

But unlike any candy I’ve ever seen, this has exactly one ingredient: pineapple.

 

Click here if you’re ready to purchase freeze-dried candy. Eh-hem.  I mean, pineapple.

Check out this post for more information on shelf life, cost and serving information for Thrive Life Pineapple.

28

Cheese Sauce - 20% off

29

Instant Refried Beans - 20% off

These are great – I used these instead of a can of refried beans and no one in my family said a word about it!  That’s always a great indicator that it’s a safe thing to store – when it passes the kid test!

Click here if you’re ready to add instant refried beans to your order.

30

Tomato Sauce - 20% off

I haven’t tried this – I have only tried the tomato powder.  This is a different item.

Click here if you’re ready to add classic tomato sauce to your order.

31

Gluten Free Flour - 20% off

32

Honey Crystals - 20% off

I have made this honey and I just think it’s pretty amazing that we can store honey for 25 years!
I know they “say” that honey never expires, but I would beg to differ.  I have had brand new containers of honey that were rock hard when I went to use them.  Maybe my pantry is bad luck??

But for this reason, I store the honey crystals.

I love that we have this as an option for peanut butter and honey sandwiches, as well as a sweetener for when I make bread!

Click here to order honey crystals.

33

Granny Smith Apples - 20% off

These are awesome! 

You can see what I have to say about Thrive Life FUJI Apple Slices here

These Granny Smith Apple Slices are just as good as the Fuji – it just comes down to personal preference. 

I personally store both, just like I buy both.  Sometimes you’re just in the mood for more tart and sometimes you’re just not! 

Click here if you’re ready to purchase granny smith apple slices to add to your food storage.

34

Celery - 20% off

So. Dang. Convenient.

Say goodbye to washing and chopping fresh celery for your soups –  now you can just scoop and pour!
This celery is PERFECT for throwing into any recipe that calls for celery.

Heads up: when reconstituted, it does not crunch back up like fresh celery.  So if you’re looking for a crunch factor in something like a potato salad, this isn’t going to do it.  But for anything cooked, this is perfect!

Click here if you’re ready to add freeze dried celery to your order.

35

Green Bell Peppers - 20% off

Good little snack.
I haven’t cooked with these because my family doesn’t like stuff with bell peppers in it. But they’re good right out of the can!

Click here if you’re ready to add green bell peppers to your order.

36

Pantry Organizers & Cansolidators - 20% off

Amazing.  Can’t recommend the freestanding rotator enough.  It makes rotating all my canned goods from the store a breeze, and also gives me a place to put a few of the Thrive Life items that I use on a regular basis (things like egg powder, sour cream powder, chopped onions, etc).

 

I share my thoughts about why I love these so much in this post.

 

Click here to check out the different shelving options available.

 

Phew! I’m tired – that was a lot, but I wanted to make sure you don’t miss out on something you would like to add to your long term food storage.

 

Don’t forget, the November specials are still good through 11/30/22, too. You can find those at this link.

 

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONs:

PLEASE send me an email! I am here to help. 

melanie@planforawesome.com

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