Hello, my friend and welcome back! The good people over at Legacy Food Storage recently sent me a sample pack of their Entrees. The one we chose to test was the enchilada beans and rice pack and we did in fact have it for dinner last night. In today’s review, I’m going to give you my opinion of it, so grab a cup of coffee my friend and have a seat while we visit.
Seller & Price: Legacy Food Storage .com and the price for 4 – 1lb of different sample meals ( total of 16 servings ) is just $39.99 at the time of this writing.
Description: Buying food storage can be a big commitment. That’s why it’s important to sample survival meals before you buy to ensure you get the best product for your money. When you buy Legacy Premium’s Entree sample pack, you get a taste of four savory meals that Legacy Company has to offer. Buy the sample pack today, and we think you’ll see why Legacy Premium is the best food storage company in the industry.
First impressions: I like the style of the buckets; they should make stacking food easier. Each pack is clearly marked with what it contains, how many Servings, and all nutritional information. Something worth mentioning is that these are VEGETARIAN meals, with protein but they contain no meat in them at all. Not being a Vegetarian, I had my doubts I must admit! It is however Survival food so I guess you can’t have everything right?
Type of testing done: As I mentioned we prepared it for dinner last night and followed the directions on the package to the letter, no additions. They were simple, just add boiling water to a pot and pour in the entire contents of the package. Stir and let set. I could even make this food.
- No MSG
- Only made with Non-GMO foods.
- They use Sea Salt for seasoning.
- Full Nutrition Label on package
- Taste Great!
- Freeze dried and ready to eat.
- Larger serving size, 1.5 cups. (One serving was enough for me.)
- 25 year shelf life.
- Low cost per pound of food.
- Non-Re-closable packages.
- Directions call for 6.5 cups of boiling water, and stir in whole bag ( Once it is opened you have to cook it all and lose what you cant eat, if no refrigeration source)
- No Meat! (If you, like myself want meat, you would need to kill something to eat with it.)
Conclusion: While I really like the way it tastes, and that it’s non-GMO food, I’m really hung up on the non-re-closable package thing. If you are just one person, you would be wasting a lot of food and water. Next, is the no meat factor, I know vegetarian food is good for you and all, but personally in a SHTF situation I want meat in my preps for when I don’t have any fresh or preserved meat. I buy survival food so that in an Emergency, when I can’t find something to eat or the weather is too bad to forage or hunt, I will have something nourishing to eat and that includes meat. The lack of meat and the non-re-closable bags are a big problem for me. It’s for this reason, I give it 4 stars.
Now don’t get me wrong, they taste great and are good for you, but they need some improvement. I wonder if anyone will ever get smart and package their meals in one serving meals for when you’re out hunting or working away from your campsite. As long as they put several servings in one pack, they need to make them re-closable. Meals are an important part of survival and this taste great and will last a long time. If you’re cooking for a group then this may work for you and the price is great as well. Please visit legacyfoodstorage.com and check out all of their great meals and deals.
Thanks again for visiting my friend and until next time, stay safe, stay strong and stay prepared. God Bless America!