Wise Company Food Storage has produced a great product that is easy to store and quick to prepare. If you want this item in smaller or greater quantities it is easy find a package that just has more or fewer buckets. This is how we scored the Wise Company 1080 Serving Package:
Price per calorie
The price per calorie of this package is not as good as some other products coming in at 117 calories per dollar.
We gave it in the upper-middle tier because it doesn’t include some of the higher quality freeze-dried foods found in other packages. Although the taste is fine, there are quite a few lesser quality items like soups and macaroni. However, the black line of products from Wise Company does taste much better than the old “beige” buckets and also have 50% less sodium.
Wise Company states its food has a 25-year shelf life. However, that seems a bit generous for food that is not packed in #10 cans. Perhaps under ideal temperature and humidity conditions it could achieve 25 years, but 15-20 seems more likely. The right-sized packaging in mylar pouches is the real advantage because you don’t have to open up an entire #10 can to get a meal. Shelf life is prolonged when you only have to open up what you need.
Most of this food can be enjoyed after only 10-12 minutes with hot water. However, you may need up to 20 minutes to really unlock the flavor.
We rate the Wise Company 1080 Serving Package very high in the space category because the entire package only weighs 186 pounds and comes in nine square buckets. This has a much smaller footprint than packages that use cylindrical #10 cans.
- Cheesy lasagna (48 servings)
- Creamy pasta and vegetable rotini (72 servings)
- Savory strogranoff (72 servings)
- Cheesy macaroni (48 servings)
- Tortilla soup (48 servings)
- Potatoes and chicken flavored pot pie (48 servings)
- Chili macaroni (48 servings)
- Teriyaki and rice (24 servings)
- Loaded baked potato casserole (48 servings)
- Tomato basil soup with pasta (72 servings)
- Chicken flavored noodle soup (72 servings)
- Southwest beans and rice (72 servings)
- Strawberry granola crunch (60 servings)
- Brown sugar and maple multi-grain cereal (120 servings)
- Crunchy granola (60 servings)
- Apple cinnamon (120 servings)
Additional Product Details
Includes 9 total buckets.
Food is safely sealed in Mylar pouches
To avoid waste, each pouch conveniently contains 4 servings
Lock-in stacking buckets for compact and secure storage without the need of shelving
Grab-and-go handles for easy transport in an emergency
- 25 year shelf life