Food Insurance is a sister company to Daily Bread so don’t be surprised if you see Daily Bread labeled cans if you purchase from Food Insurance. Also, don’t forget Food Insurance is a reseller of freeze dried and dehydrated foods, so everything in the Food Insurance 3 Month Family Food Entree Meal Plan is actually made by other companies. Although this package is branded as a three month supply for a family of five (two adults; three children) or a year supply for one person, it only works out to about 385 calories per day per person. You might need to invest in some of their bigger packages if you want more.
This is how we scored the Food Insurance basic 3 Month 632 Entree Meal Plan.
Price per calorie
The price per calorie of this package is less than ideal coming in at 76 calories per dollar. Remember that daily calories and not just servings are important whenever you buy emergency food. Food Insurance usually throws in a drink mix package, which contains an additional 34,000 calories. But still, this isn’t much.
Food Insurance uses a lot of high quality freeze-dried foods from Mountain House and Freeze-Dry Foods out of Canada. This is one of the best tasting food storage packages, and you won’t be disappointed with entrees such as lasagna and fettucini alfredo.
You simply can’t get better shelf life. All of the foods containing animal products have been freeze dried, which gives them the highest shelf life possible. This stuff will last 30 years before the nutritional content really starts to break down.
It only takes boiling water and 10 minutes to get this food ready to eat. Although you can technically eat it right out of the can, 10 minutes is necessary to unlock the taste and texture. All meals are already prepared so there is no preparation required.
All of Food Insurance’s emergency food comes in #10 cans. Although it’s ideal for keeping out unwanted pests, it doesn’t provide the best use of space. Also, once you have opened a can you only have about a week (depending on humidity) to use it all up. All nine boxes are only 3 feet high, 2 feet long, and about a foot wide.
All in all, the Food Insurance 3 Month Family Food Storage for two adults and three children (or one person for one year) is a solid investment that tastes great. It’s a bit pricy, but you do get quality food and very responsive customer service.