Enjoy a delicious cornucopia of healthy and easy-to-prepare treats in this delectable fruit pack that features 256 total servings of freeze-dried goodies. With its sealed pails and pouches, this fruit pack can reach up to 20 years of shelf life....more
Augason Farms freeze dried fruit variety pack is a veritable cornucopia of fruit delights for your eating enjoyment. These include sliced strawberries, sliced peaches,whole blueberries, sliced bananas and diced apples. Rehydrated, these tangy fruits are useful in making desserts, salads or as delightful snacks right out of the pouch. Use them in everyday meal preparation, as well as for backpacking, camping and long term emergency food storage. As a bonus, Apple Delight drink mix is included in the pack.
Up to 20 year shelf life
Number of servings: 256 total
Net weight: 4 pounds, 9.6 ounces
Six (6) fruit items, plus one bonus item
Easy to prepare: just add water
Packaged in pouches, packed in a 6-gallon pail
Sealed pails and pouches, either containing oxygen absorbers or nitrogen flushed, are the most effective long-term method of controlling the deteriorating effects of light, moisture and oxygen on the contents.
Warranty: 30 day Manufacturer
The Augason Farms Freeze Dried Fruit Variety Pack contains the following packed in a 6-gallon pail:
Freeze dried sliced strawberries (80 servings)
Freeze dried sliced peaches (52 servings)
Freeze dried whole blueberries (44 servings)
Freeze dried sliced bananas (40 servings)
Freeze dried dicedapples (40 servings)
Apple delight drink mix (16 servings)
Expiration: 20 year shelf life. Sealed/Opened up to 1 year. Best when stored in a cool dry place at temperatures between 55° F and 70° F (ideal humidity 15%)
Due to the perishable nature of food items, returns are not accepted by state law.
You get 6 different fruits, packaged in a reclosable foil pouch (severeal servings per pouch). Since this is freeze dried fruit, there is no added sugar or anything else for that matter and you taste only the great fruit flavor. The fruit is nice and crunchy right out of the pack and very tasty. If you leave the fruit exposed to the air for several minutes, it will become soft, limp and chewy. I had freeze dried fruit before but this is the best one yet! Banana is one flavor I never had before freeze dried, but it is really good, very intense banana flavor. What I like most about the freeze dried fruit is that there is no added sugar, it's only the fruit and that's it.
The only Thing I disliked is that there was Strawberry "dust" on every pouch and the inside of the bucket. I don't know how it got there as all the pouches were intakt.
Bottomline: Amazing taste, no added sugar or anything and a nice crunchy texture. This one is a keeper.
I now have acquired experience in emergency prep. purchase. Lunch/dinner plan...Wise entrees over extra rice, pasta, mashed potatoes, polenta. Then, add this size vegetables and fruit, plus bread. Breakfast, pancakes cereal, eggs . All the usual foods for a well balanced emergency menu.
I've spent countless hours poring over countless websites offering long-term food items. We live in area that frequently loses electric for days on end, so it makes sense to have a few weeks supply of good variety of foods.
Everyplace else has some fruit-y items which cost more, plus shipping. With my Club O membership I don't worry about shipping.
We also like camping (also no electric) and will sample these in a few weeks from now. However everything we've had from Auguson Farms has been wonderful so I fully expect these fruits to be up to their usual high standards.
One thing to keep in mind if you plan to have long-term storage of food (and FEMA says everyone should!) is that you really ought to eat one or more meals per week from your stored foods; this way you will learn what you like, how to fix them, and also will rotate and prompt you to re-order what you liked and perhaps you'll also learn--hey, we really need to have some hot sauce with this (and then you'll come up with a plan to store, use & rotate some hot sauce). I hope that is a good example taken from our experiences.
Everyone needs to have some stored items, no matter what your budget is, you can have a few extra cans of soup, peanut butter, etc, eat simpler and save a few bucks a week--before you know it you can order some longer-term items like this. If everyone in the neighborhood did this, just imagine the sufferings that could be ameliorated, and children that could avoid a tragic situation.
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