A beginner’s guide to short-term food storage and the differences between short-term and long-term food storage.
November Thrive Life Specials: What You Need to Know
READ THIS BEFORE FILLING YOUR CART THIS MONTH
There are some really good things among the November Thrive Life specials! Including the one I actually give as a gift and have been told is life-changing. Keep reading to learn more about these food storage favorites. And remember, these are my opinions and listed in no particular order.
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Peach Slices - 25% off
These are a great snack if you like peaches! They are just how you would imagine them. My only complaint is that they disappear too quickly. They are sliced similarly to the apples, and are just entirely too easy to eat too many of too quickly.
Strawberry Slices - 30% off
If you love strawberries, you’ll love these!
They are bursting with flavor…a fan favorite, for sure!
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 for 25 years that your kids will happily gobble up!
Chopped Onions - 35% off
Have you ever given someone freeze dried food for a gift?
No? Well, I sure have. No lie – I give cases of these chopped onions as gifts. I’ve been told it’s life-changing.
Never cry over chopping onions again. I use these almost daily when cooking.
Sweet Corn - 35% off
I’m really happy any time I get to share my love for this corn. It’s seriously one of my favorite snacks. I think you’ll love it, too. I love it so much that it made the list of my top 12 favorite foods from Thrive Life.
Shredded Cheddar Cheese - 25% off
YES. Yes to all the cheese.
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!
Butternut Squash - 35% off
It’s fine. It’s squash.
Ground Beef - 25% off
Meat that can sit on a shelf for 25 years? Sounds made up, right? Nope! It’s real!
Use it just like you would in any recipe you’d normally put ground beef in. Cool, huh?
Its appearance does resemble dog food, I’m not gonna lie. But once you have it cooked up and browned and in a meal, your kids won’t know what it looked like coming out of the can, I promise.
Pro Tip: I have found that browning the hamburger after reconstituting it, makes a HUGE difference in the taste and makes it taste a lot fresher to me, so I would highly recommend throwing it in a pan and browning it before throwing it into a meal.
Instant Milk - 50% off
Basically, all other food storage milk is disgusting and Thrive Life is the only one worth storing. The end.
**Update: the LDS Home Storage Center has changed their milk, and now it is actually quite good. I ordered some so I could do a taste test, and I am happy to report that I can recommend it, full send. It comes in mylar bags, rather than cans, and it does come from a different company, but it’s a great price, so here is the link to the LDS church’s milk. You do have to pay shipping, but the shipping cost is minimal.
Seriously, this is one of the items that sets Thrive apart from other food storage companies. Their milk is AMAZING. Like, you can’t tell a difference. It’s 100% real milk. Even my teenagers can’t tell the difference (as long as they don’t see where it comes from! HA!) I literally poured a glass for my teenage son and he drank the whole thing, no questions asked. I have never in my life heard of a powdered milk that tastes so good you can’t tell the difference between it and normal fresh milk.
Meal Variety Packs - 25% off
Thrive meals are new-ish and I haven’t tried these yet…but they look good. I’ll let you know when I try them!
My brother is a backpacker and has typically used Mountain House food. He has tried these Thrive meals and liked the Thrive ones way better than Mountain House!
If you have questions:
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