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Costco Freeze dried #10 cans

Discussion in 'Great Deals' started by jdub75, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. jdub75

    jdub75 PNW Well-Known Member

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    Costco has THIS
    on sale right now. I emailed Mountain House to find out why this product is about half the cost of Mountain House labled product...I recently bought a bunch of MH #10 cans at 25% off and they were still alot more than these....from the same mfr.
     
  2. Decker

    Decker My house Active Member

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    Dang, might have to get a costco card...
     
  3. nubus

    nubus Guest

    Thanks jdub, now they'll be sold out for sure!
    Seriously, good catch.
     
  4. jayleno

    jayleno Western PDX Member

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    I, personally, prefer the taste of the dehydrated cans. The freeze dried cans always taste "tinny" to me.

    Seriously, awesome find.
     
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  5. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Very nice find indeed - that is about $1.25 per serving of food. Too bad 98% of people can't be convinced that is a good idea. Better than the Shelf Reliance brand also.
     
  6. jdub75

    jdub75 PNW Well-Known Member

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    I've tried the Mountain House brand of Chili Mac...not too bad at all. Even my wifey liked it. Not as good as the lasagna tho. Remeber to actually use this stuff occassionally! Its a decent meal...
     
  7. bassman2

    bassman2 SW WA Active Member

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    Thank you!
     
  8. chase

    chase Wilsonville, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I buy the 2 person meals for camping trips, it works great to save space and weight. The other day I ate the chili mac at home and was like this is good stuff. Add hot water, wait, then eat. Works for me. This is tempting to buy for an emergency or just lazy dinner makings.
     
  9. marty8587

    marty8587 NE Portland Active Member

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    Thanks for the heads up!! I just ordered it so they aren't out yet. They have a 55 gallon water storage barrel with siphon pump and purification kit that I think I'll pick up after I recover from this money.
     
  10. jdub75

    jdub75 PNW Well-Known Member

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    Here's MH response to my inquiry regarding the massive price discrepancy between this product and their MH labled stuff:,
    The only difference between Easy Meal and Mountain House is the brand name. Both brands are made with the same ingredients and have the same shelf life.

    Easy Meal is currently only distributed by Costco and they set their prices and choose the margin they make on products.

    Thanks,
    Mountain House
     
  11. jdub75

    jdub75 PNW Well-Known Member

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    IMO, save your $$ on the 55 gal drum from Costco...get a used one from a local cannery, or look on craigslist. You should be able to get an almost identical drum for $15-30 that was used for some sort of food storage (avoid ones used for cleaning chems). You can get a pump & treatment tabs online for maybe another $20 & pocket the extra $60+ or head to Bimart & get ammo with the 'change'. :)
     
  12. jonnypopr

    jonnypopr Vancouver Member

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    If you are looking for SHTF supplies, WalMart sells 30 year rice and rolled oats. 180 servings of quick oats, 25 year storage, 12.00! the pices on the other long term storage items are very competitive. I try and add at least one can to each shopping trip. I am up to 60 days of food for family.
     
  13. jdub75

    jdub75 PNW Well-Known Member

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    I havent seen this @ Wally world....is it their own brand?