In various pre (?) freeze dried products I've checked, virtually all the soups and some of the other products have MSG in them. Not necessarily specifically stated, but often under one of its "hidden " names Such as anything hydrolysis or auto lyles.
There are MANY ingredients that either always or often contain MSG. These are easy to check online.
I have a very negative reaction to MSG. Can the makers of Thrive products guarantee me that NO ingredient(s) in any of their products contain MSG?
I just signed up for the three month plan Meridian offered and am looking forward to starting the plan. I noticed that it said Scott Procter was my consultant. I did not realize I was signing up to have a consultant and that he would receive a percentage of all the sales done through Meridian. I am thinking that should have been said somewhere. It looks like I am getting the same deals and offers as anyone who signs up with any consultant, is that right? Mrs. White
Debra Mack ~~
Why don't you and some other Australian sisters get together and purchase one or more large freeze dryers? You could also set up a cannery and start your own business selling freeze-dried food just like Thrive or Emergency Essentials, only with a down-under clientele. You could start small and build up from there.
Have been looking for long term storage that is safe for our little peanut allergic grand daughter. Is this a peanut free plant. The concern is always cross contamination.
I have been a single adult for a long time now and have been working on my personal storage and I've been buying just for myself. I don't know what the future holds for me but I do know I never want to be a burden on anyone else, hence the choice to provide for myself. However I end up, I have the peace of mind I will not be unprepared and I won't be a burden.
Kathleen, I'd like to hear more about how you incorporate freeze dried foods routinely & manage on a food budget of $35.00/week. [Just sent you a Friends request on FB].
I would also like to know an estimate of the discount we would get for the monthly Thrive Q account. Would we all be a 'downline' of Meridian, or is this the same discount anyone would get for signing up for Q, or did Scott achieve a special discount for Meridian readers? Thanks to Scott for bringing this to the Meridian audience.
We accidentally found THRIVE through a SLC relative, visited the THRIVE store and ate a goodly portion of 'samples.' Since then, we've been steadily adding THRIVE to our food supply. After a disastrous fall, confined to bed for months, I munched on raspberries, pineapple, peaches, etc., like they were candy! My husband cringes as he empties cans of out-dated, non-eatable foods that are dangerous and useless. We won't have that problem with THRIVE. Finding such good tasting, practical food was a miracle -- and a blessing. By the way, my camping/hiking friends think it's manna from heaven!
I also would like to know if there is a discount in purchasing through Meridian. I am also interested in a home freeze dryer.
What is the 'advantage' in going through you? Do I get a better than normal price, etc.? I may sign up, but what's in it for YOU?? ME ???
Can these products be shipped to the uk
I ordered with them through Costco once and got a really good deal on a year's supply. You might check with Costco every now and then.
Is there shipping to Canada?
I have a lot of Thrive foods, too. However, with freeze-dried foods, you need lots of water so that should be the main thing you store for these foods. Also, the best used by date on canned foods doesn't mean the food isn't good after that date. Most canned foods last for 4-5 years and are still good. They may just lose a little of their taste and nutrition value, but not by much. I know this because I have canned foods in storage. I rotate as I use them but still, I know they will last awhile.
We are fortunate to be able to get cans of fruits and vegetables, like Thrive, that store well! For people following a whole food, plant-based Word of Wisdom diet, here are additional ideas on Food Storage: https://discoveringthewordofwisdom.com/qas/food-storage/
I wish there were some way of getting these products in Australia
You speak wisdom, ie., we need to get our houses in order. Being a single sister, I seriously doubted my ability to be able to get debt free in this very complicated world. And, considering the high property taxes I pay, I'm never really debt free. However, with the Lord's help, I am debt free at present tax rates for the next 2-3 years, even if I dont make a dime. I do have an incredible food storage. I have actual meals already sequestered via separate ingredients and meals completely ready to fix fast. Last year I bought a Harvest RIght Freeze Dryer. It has paid for itself easily this year. Freeze dried food has a good 25 years if properly stored. For those who cannot afford this, buying #10 cans every month increases our nutrient load over other food processing methods. I have learned that many of our members think they have an adequate food storage because a lot of cans looks like a lot of food. If we do not take charge of our food storage by making menus ahead, we do not know for sure what we will eat when the time comes. Wendi DeWitt's latest You Tube clip indicates she thinks it is best to get that 3 months familiar supply in, via ingredient/recipe method and then forget about it. Freeze dried foods makes this method feasible. But then, there are those of us who actually live our food storage and use it daily. I cringe when I see families spending 200.00 or more in the grocery line. How can they build an adequate food storage when monthly current food expenditures are so great? What I have done was to restructure my kitchen into a processing plant of sorts. I am restructuring that restructure even more right now. This is designed to make everyday use of bulk basic ingredients and year round home produced food easier and faster. I dont do food preservatives or prepared foods purchased. I include a great deal of Freeze dried foods in my recipes and menus. After awhile there's a flow to the system and habits happen, which makes this easy. With freeze dried foods and my year round grow racks (which carry 2 full square foot gardens on each rack in decoupaged wooden totes I carry to the table for salad green cutting---looks fabulous in my colonial home and delights all for immediate fresh food), I have an abundance of high end nutrition available now in a few minutes. I cannot describe the joy it brings me to be able to prepare a meal for someone in need in about 20 minutes. Imagine Cafe Rio in 20 minutes at home. I spend about 35.00 a week in buying food outside of my home. Mostly this is expenditure for bulk or direct from field and to purchase food to help my siblings families get a good food storage. This method is also allowing me to prepare meals ahead for my neighbors on event of a challenge.
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