Emergencies can happen at any time. I’m in Florida and have been through my share of “close-call” hurricanes, but nothing that has ever made a huge impact on my family or community. We’ve all seen the damage Mother Nature can do and I hope to never know it first hand.
I’ve always admired people who are prepared for the unexpected. Pantry’s or even basements and shelters with emergency supplies and food, people go above and beyond to make sure they are prepared. Have you thought out ways for you and your family to survive the unexpected?
Canning foods is something that’s always been on my “to learn list”, but I’ve yet to do it. I end up with tuna fish and canned goods that I wouldn’t normally buy in my “hurricane kit”.
When I heard about GoFoods, made with no GMO’s and their 25 year shelf life, I was excited to learn more.
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I got the 1 month supply kit. It contains packets of Vegetable Beef Stew, Seasoned Mashed Potatoes, Chicken Cheddar Rice, Creamy Tuscan Pasta Sundried Tomatoes, Wisconsin White Cheddar with Pasta Shells, Beef Stroganoff, Southwestern Tortilla Soup, Cheddar Broccoli Soup, Potato Cheddar Soup, Western Potato Chowder, Sweet Corn Chowder, Chicken Noodle Soup, Whey Good Milk, Tropical Fruit Mix, Almond Granola and Natural Oatmeal. Each bag makes several servings.
A 1 month kit sells for $193.00 and contains 128 servings. That comes out to about $1.50 a serving if served as per the instructions. (They do periodically offer sales or free packets with certain purchases.)
These foods do have some ingredients I’m not to thrilled with (fruit mix has food coloring), and obviously there are preservatives. However, knowing that I have a box of food for emergencies that is far more healthy than Spam, is a great relief to me.
These are also great for hiking, camping and those who need to travel light. I’m sure there are soldiers abroad who would love to receive these foods as opposed to their MRE’s. I think these would also make a great housewarming gift, or part of an off-to-college kit.
I bought these with the intention of storing them, however, I wanted to try at least one for the purpose of this review. We chose the “Creamy Tuscan Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes.”
The package says it serves four. It made a lot of sauce, so I ended up adding more pasta and we got at least 5 servings out of it. The flavor and texture were good and I would be happy serving this as a quick meal anytime. You could add veggies or meat to it if you wanted to.
Overall, I’m very pleased with this kit. I can store it in the box it came in and I know I have something to fall back on in an emergency.
In the meantime, I’m still hoping to learn to can my own foods!
Do you have an emergency foods kit? If so, what do you have in it? Let us know in the comments below.
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