Product Review and giveaway: Storehouse Foods

We all have occasion to need a quick meal, be it a day where you're running late for a meeting, you get called out of the house and by the time you get home there's no time to put something elaborate together, or your fridge dies and your planned meal is now sitting in the garbage. Times like these it would be nice to have something so easy and quick to put together that you'd have no reason not to keep it around for those just in case instances.

Storehouse Foods
is the perfect answer. A meal in a bag that takes 10 minutes and some boiling water to get to the table, something so easy even your husband could provide a gluten free meal for the family without any trouble. (Although my husband has managed to fail at boiling water...) My family recently tried their Black Bart Chili with Beans and All American Roast Beef Hash options. I'll tell you up front, I was a little leery and wondered just how good a "re-hydrated" meal would taste.

The chili was good, nicely spiced with recognizable chunks of meat and beans throughout. It re-hydrated to just the right consistency and the 2 serving pouch was two very hearty servings. My husband and I both thought it was a little salty, however since this product is meant to store for a long period of time so I'm sure it has a purpose for that. We cut the saltiness with a dollop of sour cream and some cheddar cheese.

The roast beef hash I found to have a bit too much liquid (double checked, I followed the directions) and so I let it sit longer than the 10 minutes asked for. Even so it had more liquid than I would have liked. The flavor was good, again just a bit salty. The potatoes, beef and onions had great texture after re-hydration. I'll admit this... I would have eaten the whole thing myself if I hadn't had a guilty conscience. The longer I let this meal sit the better the flavor got.

From roughly $4-8 a pouch, with quite a bit of variety these are a worthwhile purchase. I'd certainly get the the All American Roast Beef Hash again and may try a few of the other options Storehouse Foods provides. I know that owning our own business, having a toddler and family close by, along with all the other things life throws my way that I need quick meal options on occasion and from what I tried these fit the bill. Not to mention these pouches are all natural, NO artificial preservatives, flavorings, colorings, MSG, or white sugar are added which makes me feel good about serving them.

If I've peaked your interest and you think you too might like to try some of Storehouse Foods gluten free meals then you'll be pleased to know that I'm going to give away one $25 gift certificate for their product so you can try it for yourself. In order to enter all you have to do is leave a comment letting me know how you might put one of these pouches to work. Winner will be drawn on the 15th of November.

If you Tweet my StoreHouse Foods Giveaway AND follow Storehouse Foods(@storehousefoods) on Twitter then you will receive 20% off of you entire order from their website. Leave a second comment and I'll contact you with the code!

You can also join Storehouse Foods race to reach 1000 Facebook fans: If you become a fan of StoreHouse Foods Facebook page you will automatically be entered for a chance to win (1) of (3) $50.00 StoreHouse Foods gift certificates. They will randomly choose (3) of thier FaceBook fans as winners when they reach 1000 fans.


Michele P. said...

I would love to try this, you just never know when there will be a weather event such as an ice storm here in the Northeast, or if things will be shut down due to H1N1, or any other sort of household emergency. The main thing is to keep shelf stable products on hand to feed your family, and Storehouse foods provides just that. Thanks for the great review, the food looked much better than I imagined it would be and it was great hearing your opinion on what you were able to try out!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Amy said...

I am so excited that there is a GF dehydrated food option. We live on a VERY steep hill and get trapped in our house at least once a winter due to icy road conditions. I would definitely use these for that winter emergency. And if that didn't happen this year, I would save them for camping meals. Thanks!

Marissa Carter said...

I would love to try these meals. I have a nine year old daughter who likes to make dinner for the family and things like this are perfect for her to make without any help.

Babyfro said...

(VIA Gluten Free Faces)
How I would make use of my storehouse food is since i live in the northwest and were having power outages because of rain and wind storms and the winter months are coming my husband would take out our camping stove and boil some water to make some gluten free mashed potatoes or etc... Since, i haven't been able to eat much because of my digestion disorder it would be nice to whip up some easy gluten free meals!

Gluten Free Gal said...

This is an awesome giveaway! I would love to try this, it would be great when I am traveling and need to make food really easy and in a hurry! :)

ryalmedic said...

I work as a paramedic and frequently deployed to assist in natural disasters prior to being diagnosed with Celiac's since then I still deploy but the food choices are sparing at best and some times absent carrying my own alternatives would be great. even a regular shift could instantly become a problem when inclimate weather threatens my employer has the ability to hold us for 24 hours at a time

Anonymous said...

D'awww. Nov. 15th and I just found you! Well, I'm guessing you've already picked names but I'll go ahead and say what I'd use a mix for: I'd keep em around for times when my younger bro decides to cook (by which I mean heat up something out of a can)- that way we (Mom & I both of whom don't eat wheat, dairy, etc) could eat the food too!!

It'd be far healthier than his usual Chef Boyardee and frozen pizza fare too... LOL

GFreeLizzie said...

Well being a TX girl and all of course I cant wait to get my hands on the Texas BBQ Chicken Pouch! I bet its finger lickin' deeeeelicious!

Thanks for the fun giveaway :)

GFreeLizzie said...

BTW, tweeted about your contest to spread the word!