Legacy Premium Foods Review-The Quiet Survivalist
I received a box in USPS Priority mail a few weeks ago from Legacy Food Storage which is a company located in Salt Lake City, Utah. First you get the disclaimer. I didn’t ask for this and they sent it to me free for my own evaluation and review. So here is the Legacy Premium Foods Review.
When I received this box, it came with 4 Entree’s inside. I got the Classic Chili Mix, Stroganoff, Pasta Primavera and Enchilada Beans and Rice. These are honest 4 serving pouches, and use a fairly generic packaging showing multiple different foods on the front.
This in a nutshell means you have to read English to see what is inside.
On the back lists ingredients and more importantly Allergen warnings which is something I like to see. I am one of the lucky people with severe food allergies and this section of warnings is much appreciated.
So before I get into what I think about this companies offerings, lets look at what the web site says about the food options. They have a large selection of options for entree’s, 19 at my count and 4 different breakfasts which is something nice compared to what feels like just a short time ago, when there were no breakfast options for anyone.
I received from Legacy what appears to be the 16 Serving Sample Pack. Its a good over view of the different entree’s they have, and what surprised me most is there is no meat in the 4 entree’s I received. Meat of course can be purchased as separate items which can be prepared separately or added to the entree’s as you want.
The meat not being present in the entree’s I had, is NOT an issue.
DO NOT EAT THE OXYGEN ABSORBER
Lets start with the Classic Chili Mix. The instructions say to shake the bag and then dump in the entire package with 8 cups of water. It is important, make sure the water is a rolling boil, and you stir it to break up the clumps as it simmers. Reduce the heat and cook for 15 minutes as it says on the bag. Here is where I deviated. This is no detractor on this company, its living at high altitude. I live at 5000 feet altitude, so I found if you let it sit in the covered pot for 10 minutes after the recommended cook time it becomes real food. Follow the instructions first, then add time for it to sit if needed.
Shockingly real food. The chili passed the kid test, they tore into it with a purpose. I like it, the kids like it and it passed the ultimate test for Chili. It makes great Chili Dogs. I ate 7 , which is odd for me but they are good with Legacy Chili.
The Stroganoff, same result with a different person who had no idea it was ” storage food”. As well as the Enchilada Beans and Rice, and Pasta Primavera.
So, from the prepper perspective. Its a 4 serving pouch, how can I break it down for 2 servings, which I found to be about right for activity outdoors?
The directions on the back say to shake the bag to thoroughly mix the spices with the food. Divide the bag into 2 equal amounts then add 4 cups of boiling water.
I put half a bag of Beans and Rice in a double freezer bag, added warm water from my water bottles and put the bag in my cargo pouch on my pack. I figured 30 minutes would be about right out in the sun here in southern Arizona. And I was right. Its just like prepping an old school LRRP ration. Add water and let it soak, works like a charm. It thickens well, the motion of walking stirs it up and combines the spices, the beans rehydrate very well, no hard or rock like in my servings anyway. Or in the Chili. Of course its better hot but warm from the sun works well.
They taste good after preparing either way. Of course of you dont get the pouch mixed well before you divide it you will get different flavors but that’s your fault not the companies. I liked it made in 4 serving amounts, its very simple, heat water and dump in the pouch. Stir it , simmer and let it set for another 10 minutes covered. If you are not at high altitude your mileage may vary. Again its about being used to living and cooking up high.
I think the most obvious thing about these is the need for large amounts , relatively, of water. This is not a detractor. Just something to be aware of in your planning.
They also have powdered eggs, dried milk, dried vegetables and fruit. This is a really well thought out food storage system. With either the prepackaged meal plans or mix and match on your own with the bulk single items, I think Legacy gives you more options for a 1 stop shop in your long term food storage plans.
They also offer pet food storage items and the long term meal plans can be customized according to your needs through their customer service.
The web link is in my side bar from Prepare Wise
This is the Legacy Premium Foods Review from the Quiet Survivalist. I recommend giving them a look for all your food storage and disaster kit needs.