Feature Friday: THRIVE Food & a GIVEAWAY!

Friday, December 3, 2010 |  by

Happy Friday, Y’all! Today I want to introduce you to a product called THRIVE. It’s a brand of freeze-dried foods put out by Shelf Reliance.

Freeze dried foods are more common than we think. Any fruit you find in your cereal box is likely freeze-dried fruit. And I’m sure there are many other examples out there that I can’t think of at the moment. :) So anyway, this is really not foreign/scary territory.
I was able to try some samples of the THRIVE freeze-dried fruits and vegetables, and let me tell you… they are great! The fruit I just ate straight from the can (still in its freeze-dried state). It’s like eating candy… only healthy!! It’s so sweet and delicious! The vegetables I rehydrated and tested out, and honestly… they pretty much tasted like they were fresh from the garden.
But my absolute favorite part about these foods is the shelf life. They have a 25 year shelf life (when stored in proper storage conditions) which means you can store them away and then not worry about them again for 25 years!! (And once you open them, you have up to a year to use them.) Dehydrated fruits and vegetables do not last as long, so I constantly worry about how long I can keep them on the shelf (since I want them to last as long as possible) without them going bad, etc. You don’t have to worry about that with these. Just mark the date for 25 years out and keep them in a cool place and you’re good to go. Awesome! :)
Oh, and one other thing to remember about these foods is that they have not been cooked prior to being freeze-dried, so that adds to their freshness. It also means that if you want them to be cooked… you need to cook them after you rehydrate them. :)

Here are some more reasons you may enjoy THRIVE freeze dried foods:

  • Freeze dried food retains 97% of its nutritional value
  • It tastes GREAT (even kids love it!)
  • It is super easy to cook with
  • It is nutritious whole food. There is no processing, additives, preservatives, added sugar involved.
  • There is a wide variety of food to choose from: fruits, vegetables, grains, meats, beans, entrees, and cooking basics as well.
  • It is also great  for people with food allergies

Here are some added benefits of using the Shelf Reliance website:

  • They have something called the THRIVE Q. It’s been explained to me like this: Think of it as a NetFlix for food storage. You set up a monthly budget, add different foods you want/need to your “Queue” and each month you receive something from your Queue list based on your budget.
  • In addition to the THRIVE Q, there is something called The Q Club, which is like earning credit card reward points, except earning food. :)
  • There is also an easy to use food calculator that helps you calculate the amount of food you need for your family and it can be customized based on any allergens or special health needs.
  • Shipping starts as low as $7 and is capped at $15.99 so you don’t spend a ton on shipping.
  • And a fun bonus, each can comes with a recipe on the back so you know at least ONE meal you can make with your product. :D

So if you are interested in ordering some of these freeze dried foods, check out the Shelf Reliance website and then contact Lesley at Info@ThriveToSurvive.biz to receive a 10-25% off discount! WOOHOO!! (Note: You MUST contact her prior to ordering in order to receive the discount.) Lesley also has a blog at: ThriveToSurvive.biz with some more information there, so check it out as well.

And on that note… she would also like to GIVEAWAY {GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED} two bags of delicious food storage brownie mix!! That means there will be TWO lucky winners! Wahoo!! And did you catch that it’s BROWNIES??! He-LLO! CHOCOLATE??! :D

To enter the giveaway{GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED}, simply leave a comment on this post stating your favorite dessert. (One comment per person please.)

You can earn an extra entry by sharing this post with your friends and family. Either send an email (be sure to include me in the email: GetReady@FoodStorageAndBeyond.com) or put a post on your blog/website about the giveaway (and send me a link to the post). Once you have done either of the above, simply enter a second comment on this post stating which one you did. (Note: You must post a second, separate comment in order to receive the extra entry, otherwise you will still only be registered to win one time.)

You have until next Thursday night at midnight (CST) to enter {GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED} and the winner will be announced Friday (Dec 10th). (The winner will be chosen by Random.org).

Good Luck and Happy Prepping!

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8 Comments


  1. I think my favorite dessert might be brownies. At least I haven’t had many that I didn’t like. I would love to win these!

  2. My favorite dessert is yellow cake with chocolate frosting. I can’t get enough of it! Although these brownie look really good too!

  3. My fav is apple crisp. warm, with ice cream…..mmmmmm…

  4. In all honesty, my favorite dessert is brownies and vanilla ice cream!

  5. I HOPE I WIN SOME BROWNIES. I’D REALLY LIKE TO TRY THEM!

  6. Will surf for food!

  7. I would loooove to try this brand! Great blog! So glad I found it

  8. Brownies are always wanted!!!!

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