Product – Wise Food 84 Serving Grab & Go Pack
Website – wisefoodstorage.com
Best Price – $189.99 USD
Made By – Wise Company
Rating – 8/10
Wise Company Emergency Food Supply – Who are They?
A giant in survival the survival prep market, Wise Food has been in business of freeze dried foods and other survival products for 25 years. Based out of Salt Lake City, Utah, this company supplies foods for emergency preparedness, camping and everyday use with quality freeze dried foods that have a shelf life of up to 25 years. Wise food also has a good number of emergency preparedness supplies, including first aid kits, water storage and supplies, fuel sources, and seeds.
What’s in the Bucket
This kit has been designed to offer convenient “grab & go” packs of freeze foods with 28 breakfasts, and 56 entreés to feed 1 person for 1 month, or 4 people for 1 week.
Breakfast includes 8 servings of 3 types of cereal – Brown sugar and maple, apple cinnamon, and granola strawberry crunch.
Entreés Include 8 servings each of creamy pasta, chili macaroni, stroganoff, chicken flavoured noodle soup, cheesy macaroni, pasta alfredo and hearty tortilla soup. The bucket has easy to carry handles – hence the name “grab & go” and the food is stored in mylar pouches, each containing 4 servings. If you are buying multiple buckets, they are specially designed to stack for simple, stable storage. The total weight is 15 lbs.
How to Prepare
It’s fairly easy, you basically just add the breakfast or entreé portion into boiling water, and let it simmer as directed. This food is best for an emergency situation or perhaps on a camping trip so it is designed to be very simple to cook with no added fuss or muss. Check out this video to see how easy it really is.
I did a quick calculation based on the information on the website, and one person who ate 3 servings of this food per day would get between 700 and 900 (roughly) calories per day. Not ideal, but it will keep you going when you have to rely on your emergency rations. You may want to think about planning on eating an extra meal or two per day to keep your calories up, so consider purchasing a larger supply and supplementing with canned goods, or other non-perishable foods. It certainly would help you drop a few pounds!
The meals are high in sodium, which would be expected for a food that is supposed to last for 25 years, but is beefed up with necessary vitamins, minerals, fibre and healthy fats which will go a long way in keeping you healthy in an emergency situation. I have included a few of the nutritional labels from actual meals inside this kit for you to take a look at. I also like that there are vegetarian options, although all the food is prepared in one facility, so trace exposure to meat, dairy and shellfish cannot be avoided.
Most Importantly, What Does It Taste Like?
I have this exact bucket in my emergency food stockpile, amongst a few other brands that I will be reviewing, and have tasted one of the entreés so I can tell you with confidence that this food is…. salty. Yes, it is salty! Come on, what did you really expect, it is preserved to last for 25 years! This is not a gourmet dinner for two at the bistro, and any of you clean eaters (like me) will find this food on the salty side, but I would say that is comparable to a packaged food, like Lipton Side Kicks or Ramen Noodles but with better quality ingredients.
Once you palate has a moment to adjust, it was pretty tasty! I had the Pasta Alfredo, and it had a good creaminess to it, it was filling and overall satisfying. It took no time at all to prepare. The variety in this pack is important because you will enjoy having some choice when it comes to what you are eating. When the zombies are roaming the streets and I am locked in my apartment, I am sure this will do just fine. I kid! Seriously though, this is a good choice for your emergency stockpile, and reasonably priced as well. I know that I spend about $100 per week on groceries just for myself, so it is a pretty good value for the money.
- Wise Food offers a FREE SAMPLE to try before committing to a purchase
- Easy to store in small spaces (Mine is in my closet!
- Affordable way to build up emergency stockpile quickly
- Simple to prepare – just add water!
- Portable – you can bring along the bucket, or remove the mylar packets and fit them into your bug out bag, camping gear etc.
- Fortified with essential minerals, vitamins, fiber etc
- Good variety with 10 different meals
- There is a Gluten Free option and vegetarian choices
- 3 servings a day does not provide recommended calorie intake for men or women
- High in sodium content – this will be the case for most emergency foods with a long shelf life
- If you are on a tight budget and are building your stockpile with small purchases weekly, this may not work for you do to one time price of $189
- Not kosher or halal
Overall this is a solid product that will do what you need it to in an emergency; feed for your family. I bought it myself, and feel much more secure knowing that I have this tucked away in a safe place. The fact that Wise Food offers a FREE SAMPLE to try before committing to your purchase demonstrates that they stand behind their product. If you are looking to get ahead in your prepping, this is a good choice for you and your family.
Have you tried this product? Let me know what meals you have tried! I am available to answer any of your questions, so don’t be shy! Hope you enjoyed “Wise Food Company Survival Reviews!”