Mac & Cheese from Valley Food Storage- Product Review
If you are wondering how good long term storage foods and emergency rations taste, keep reading! I received Mac & Cheese, along with several other products, from Valley Food Storage to review. And I must say my taste buds enjoy reviewing their food! Here is the list of products I received to review:
- Freeze Dried Strawberries
- Mango Habanero Chili
- Mac and Cheese
- Irish Pub Cheddar Potato Soup
- Freeze Dried Sausage
- Freeze Dried Sweet Corn
Disclosure: I received this product free to review for Valley Food Storage and I earn a small commission from the sale of this product. However, I am sharing my honest opinion of the product and would not recommend this product if I did not feel it was of a high quality.
This page contains affiliate links. You will not pay any extra when you purchase products through these links, but I will receive a small commission. Thank you for supporting The Self Sufficient HomeAcre!
Mac & Cheese
Valley Food Storage Mac & Cheese was one of the entrees I really wanted to try. It’s one of my favorites and in an emergency situation, comfort foods are appreciated even more. Not to mention that it’s hard to beat mac and cheese for everday meals, too!
I used the entire package to make lunch, with the expectation that we’d have 1 or 2 servings left over. I’m optomistic. The packet makes 5 servings of 1 cup each. My 22 year old son blew through almost 3 servings in one sitting. I do believe he likes it!
The Mac & Cheese mix is added to boiling water, gently boiled for several minutes, then allowed to sit to thicken. It isn’t an ‘instant meal, just add boiling water’ mix, but it only takes about 15 minutes total to prepare.
Flavor & Texture
This Mac & Cheese reminded me a lot of the boxed mac and cheese commonly available at the grocery store. However, the Valley Food Storage version has some spices added that make it much more flavorful. I did notice that the website shows shell pasta and I received elbow macaroni. This is not a big deal to me, but I thought it was worth mentioning.
All three members of our family tried and enjoyed the mac and cheese.
My husband said that, of course, it isn’t as good as my homemade, baked macaroni and cheese. (Brownie points for hubby!) However, he enjoyed the flavor and texture and would be happy to eat it again.
I liked the Mac & Cheese and would eat it again. However, it was just a bit saltier than I would normally make my food.
My son said that he really liked it, especially the extra spices that gave it a ‘non-traditional’ flavor.
My takeaway? I still like my homemade macaroni and cheese best for flavor and price, but I would buy Valley Food Storage Mac & Cheese for camping trips and emergency prepping. It is a very nice meal or side dish and I would definitely eat it again.
Prepare this Mac and Cheese mix as an entree or side dish, with vegetables and meat from Valley Food Storage.
- Add a dollop of pesto, sour cream, or enchilada beans
- Mix with pork sausage or chicken for extra protein
- Add peas, green beans, or corn for a serving of vegetables
- Add salsa, jalapenos, and chips for nacho style mac and cheese
Valley Food Storage Products
This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase products after clicking on these links, I may earn a small commission from the sale.
In addition to writing for her own websites, Lisa has contributed articles to The Prepper Project and Homestead.org.
The author lives outside of Chicago with her husband, son, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a variety of poultry.