Valley Food Storage Review

Valley Food Storage Review – Taking A Comprehensive Look

Valley Food Storage is one of the food storage companies that are less well-known, but produces high-quality survival food.

Company Overview

Valley Food Storage Review - Taking A Comprehensive Look 1

Valley Food Storage is the one of the leading companies in producing all-natural long-term food storage products.

This statement says a lot because it means the company is committed to producing food products from quality produce. All food are grown and produced in the United States of America.

The company offers a wide range of products including survival food kits, freeze dried meat, freeze dried fruits and water storage.

Moreover, the company has a 30-days return policy, which shows the company’s commitment towards providing high-quality survival food.

What does Valley Food Storage Sell?

Range of Products

Valley Food Storage Range of Products

Valley Food Storage offers a huge variety of products and caters for a huge audience.

Valley Food Storage separated its products into various categories in its website including:

a. Dietary Requirements – Valley Food Storage was considerate enough to ensure that people that want to consume food with dietary requirements can purchase their products. Some of the categories include: Soy Free Products, Dairy Free Products, Gluten Free Products and Vegetarian Food.

b. Price Range – To cater different spending habits, Valley Food Storage offers products in different price ranges including offers costing less than $100, Offers which are between $100 to $400 and Offers which cost more than $400.

c. Food Category – Valley Food Storage also separate its products into ‘Breakfast’ or ‘Entrée’ category.

Valley food storage offers various categories of food items including Freeze dried Meats. Freeze Dried Fruit & Vegetables, Starter Survival Kits, Bulk Food, Water Filtration & Storage and Food Storage Subscription 

The actual list of products include the following:

1. Bulk Freeze Dried Food

Valley Food Storage being a survival food company provides a wide range of freeze dried food options.

There are a wide variety of freeze dried food offered which are segregated into the following categories:  

i. Freeze Dried Fruit

Valley food storage freeze dried strawberries

Products

Previously, there were an array of products available in Valley Food Storage that has freeze dried fruits including Freeze Dried Apple; Freeze Dried Blackberries; Freeze Dried Banana; Freeze Dried Peaches; and Freeze Dried Strawberries.

However, these were not made available anymore.

Currently, you can purchase:

a. Freeze Dried Fruit Bucket (12 pouches);

b. Freeze Dried Fruit Bucket 2 Pack (24 pouches);

c. Freeze Dried Fruit Bucket 4 Pack (48 pouches); and

d. Freeze Dried Fruit Bucket 6 Pack (72 pouches).

Description

The Freeze-Dried Fruit Bucket contains 12 pouches of freeze-dried fruit which contains 8 kinds of varieties including:

a. Freeze Dried Apple Slices;

b. Freeze Dried Bananas;

c. Freeze Dried Blackberries;

d. Freeze Dried Strawberry Slices;

e. Freeze Dried Peach Slices;

f. Freeze Dried Blueberries;

g. Freeze Dried Pineapple Slices; and

h. Freeze Dried Cinnamon Apple Slices.

Previously, you could purchase individual buckets of freeze dried fruits. You could either buy 1 bucket (containing 10bags) or 2 buckets (containing 20 bags) of each type of fruit.

However, now, you can only purchase the Freeze Dried Food Bucket.

Each Freeze Dried Food Bucket contains 12 pouches of fruits.

Each pouch will contain 15 servings of food, except for the Freeze Dried Apples which contains 10 servings per bag.

People who are lactose intolerant or have been diagnosed with celiac disease can consume these freeze-dried fruits with confidence as they are Gluten-Free and Dairy-free.

Each bucket comes with Heavy Duty Mylar Resealable Bag which helps keep your food fresh.

The shelf life for the products is 25 years.

Note: Right now, you won’t be able to purchase Freeze Dried Apple; Freeze Dried Blackberries; Freeze Dried Banana; Freeze Dried Peaches; and Freeze Dried Strawberries individually.

Instead, you will only be able to purchase fruits by buying the Freeze Dried Fruit Bucket or the Freeze Dried Fruit & Vegetable Bucket.

Thoughts

If you buy any freeze-dried fruits, you can be sure that you’re getting A-grade food.

The Apple Slices taste awesome, suitable for snacking and being cooked. You can eat these apple slices in various ways including putting them on a toast or even eating them together with ice cream. If you’re craving for something sweet, instead of eating unhealthy sweats, you can substitute  it with this healthy snack.

The freeze dried Blackberries is an option jam-packed with Vitamin C which can provide important nutrients to your body. Plus, you can enjoy your blackberries in various ways including eating them dry, rehydrating them or mixing them into a bowl of oatmeal.

The freeze-dried Banana is an option that gives you exclusive vitamins like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Potassium and Fiber. Besides getting delicious food, you’ll be getting healthy stuff.

The freeze-dried Peach is delicious treat to satisfy your sweet tooth even when shit hit the fan.

The downside is that since the fruit bucket options depends on seasonality, the fruit bucket which you purchase may have more pouches of a selection of one fruit than you desire. To some, some fruits may taste bland. For example, the peach taste a bit bland compared to actual peaches.

ii. Freeze Dried Vegetables

Valley Food Storage brocolli

Products

Similar to the Freeze Dried Fruits, previously, customers were able to purchase one type of freeze dried vegetable separately. For example, a person will be able to purchase Freeze Dried Broccoli; Freeze Dried Peas; Freeze Dried Potato Dices; Freeze Dried Red Bell Pepper; or Freeze Dried Sweet Corn.

However, now, you will only be able to purchase the Freeze Dried Vegetable Bucket.

There are a few variations you can choose from such as:

a. Freeze Dried Vegetables Bucket (12 pouches);

b. Freeze Dried Vegetables Bucket Subcription (12 pouches);

c. Freeze Dried Vegetables Bucket 2 Pack (24 pouches);

d. Freeze Dried Vegetables Bucket 4 Pack (48 pouches); and

e. Freeze Dried Vegetables Bucket 6 Pack (72 pouches).

If you’re interested in stocking up both fruits and vegetables, you can purchase the Freeze Dried Fruit & Vegetable Buckets which comes with several options:

a. Freeze Dried Fruit & Vegetables Bucket (12 pouches);

b. Freeze Dried Fruit & Vegetables Bucket 2 Pack (24 pouches);

c. Freeze Dried Fruit & Vegetables Bucket 4 Pack (48 pouches); and

d. Freeze Dried Fruit & Vegetables Bucket 6 Pack (72 pouches).

Description

The Freeze-Dried Vegetable Bucket contains 12 pouches of food which includes 7 kinds of vegetables including:

a. Sweet Corn

b. Asparagus

c. Green Beans

d. Peas

e. Potato Dices

f. Diced Red Bell Pepper

g. Cauliflower

Note: Previously, you were able to purchase Broccoli, Dried Peas, Dried Potato Dices. Dried Red Bell Pepper and Dried Sweet Corn individually. However, now, you will only be able to purchase the Freeze Dried Vegetable Bucket or the Freeze Dried Fruit & Vegetable Bucket.

Thoughts

The selections of vegetables are really strategic. You’ll be able to get a good range of nutrition.

The Valley Food Storage freeze dried vegetables are optimized to keep nutrition and freshness of the food in the bucket.

As a sidenote, you can Freeze Dried Fruit & Vegetables Buckets which contains a mix of fruits and vegetables. If you purchase this bucket, you will be getting 6 pouches of freeze dried fruit and 6 pouches of freeze dried vegetables. The options of fruits and vegetables available are similar to those in the Freeze Dried Fruit Bucket and Freeze Dried Vegetables Bucket.

iii. Freeze Dried Meat

Valley Food Storage Freeze Dried Meat

The Valley food storage has freeze dried meat and protein options.

Freeze dried meats are one of the most popular food options stocked for long term food storage because freeze dried meats are able to retain its nutrients.

Valley Food Storage offers USDA certified products, where these food are grown and processed according to federal guidelines. This also means that meat from Valley Food Storage should contain all the essential nutrients despite it being freeze-dried.

Products

There are 2 products available which are:

i. Freeze Dried Meat Bucket

ii.  Freeze Dried Meat Bucket 2 Pack

iii. Freeze Dried Beef Dices (depends on availability)

If you click on the link, you’ll notice that the Valley Food Storage Freeze Dried Meat is in HIGH DEMAND.

Characteristics

Both products are actually the same. For the former, you are purchasing 1 bucket of Freeze-Dried Meat, while for the latter, you are purchasing 2 buckets.

For each bucket, it contains on average 100 servings per kit.

For each bucket, you will get:

i. 4 bags (32 servings) of Freeze-Dried Chicken Dices;

ii. 4 bags (40 servings) of Freeze-Dried Beef Dices;

iii. 4 bags (28 Servings) of Freeze-Dried Turkey (Sausage) Crumble; and

iv. 1 water-resistant bucket, which is basically the bucket including the 12 pouches of freeze-dried meat.

In total, 1 bucket will contain 13,280 calories and 1,352 grams of protein.

The freeze-dried meat has a shelf-life of 25 years.

Thoughts

The Valley Food Storage Freeze Dried Meat bucket has a good mix of different kinds of meat. This is good because you’ll be able to supplement your body with various kinds of nutrients.

Furthermore, since clean ingredients were used, you will be consuming high-quality calories. This is important because high-quality calories keep your mind sharp.

If this sounds good to you, order your Valley Food Storage Freeze Dried Meat now! It’s one of the most popular products and you will have to preorder the freeze dried meat because of popular demand.

2. Long Term Food Kits

Valley food storage long term food kit

After having a good grasp of what freeze dried food are available, only then we can have a better understanding of the long term food kits offered. 

The Valley Food Storage offers Long-Term Food Kits options which are a cost-saver for people who are interested in investing a larger sum of money for the long-haul.

Longer term food storage are more expensive because of the amount of survival food you will be getting.

For this review, I will talk about the various long-term food kits sold by Valley Food Storage which are as follows:

a. 72-Hour Emergency Food Kit;

b. Family Survival Kit; and

c. Long Term Food Kit (70, 175, 350, 525, 1050, 2100 and 4200 Servings available).

i. 72-Hour Emergency Food Kit

valley food storage 72-hour kit

The 72-hour emergency food kit is designed to literally supply a person with food for 3 days. With this food kit, you can get 1,800 calories per day, which is pretty decent if we compare to most food kits available in the market.

Each 72-hour emergency food kit contain 5 pouches of food. It includes:

a. 2 breakfast pouches – which may include Apple Oatmeal OR the Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal;

b. 2 Entrée pouches – where it may include either the Italian Wild Risotto OR the Tomato Basil Soup; and

c. 1 Pouch of freeze-dried fruit, i.e. freeze dried peaches. (You don’t have an option for this one)

The 72-hour emergency food kit is designed for people who want to prep on a budget.

ii. Family Survival Kit

Valley Food Storage Family Emergency Kit

The Family Survival Kit is designed to feed a family with four adults for a period of six days, and each adult will be able to consume 2,000 calories per day.

In total, the survival kit contains an average of 47,500 calories.

If you’re eating the Family Survival Kit alone, for whatever reasons, you can eat from this bucket for a total of 24 days.

Each Family Survival Kit comes in 3 re-sealable buckets thatcontains 54 pouches of food which consists of:

a. 14 Breakfast Pouches which may include one of the 7 types of food including: Eggs, Apple Oatmeal, Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal, Multigrain Cereal, Strawberry Cream of Wheat, Strawberry Oatmeal or Apple Cream of Wheat.

b. 20 Entrée pouches which may include 11 types of food such as the Chicken à la King, Chicken Teriyaki, Enchilada Beans & Rice, Fettuccine Alfredo, Irish Pub Cheddar Potato Soup, Italian Wild Risotto, Mac & Cheese, Mango Habanero Chili, Pasta Primavera, Sweet & Sour Asian Rice and White Bean & Lime Chili.

c. 4 pouches of Freeze-dried protein that may include Freeze Dried Cheddar/Mozzarella Cheese or Dehydrated Milk.

d. 10 Pouches of Freeze-dried vegetables that may include the 7 types of freeze dried vegetables similar what is contained in the Freeze Dried Vegetables Bucket, i.e.  Sweet Corn, Asparagus,  Green Beans, Peas, Potato Dices, Diced Red Bell Pepper or Cauliflower.

e. 6 Pouches of Freeze-dried fruits which are restricted to 5 types of fruits which are Apples, Bananas, Blackberries, Peaches or Strawberries.

iii. Long Term Food Kit

Valley food storage long term kit

The Valley Food Storage Long Term Food Kit is more unique because you’ll be able to purchase from various options including 70, 175, 350, 525, 1050, 2100 or 4200 Servings. The only difference between a 70 serving and a 175 serving Long Term Food Kit basically is the number of pouches contained in the bucket. The 175 serving bucket has almost double the number of pouches compared to the 70 servings bucket.

For purposes of keeping this review brief, I’ll only talk about the Long Term Food Kit with 70 servings. There will be 11 pouches of strategically designated food including:

a. 3 Pouches of Breakfast – which may be ;

b. 6 pouches of Entrees;

c. 1 pouch of Freeze-dried Fruit; and

d. 1 pouch of Freeze-dried Vegetables.

This is a well-thought out combination of food items for a food kit. There is a good mix of various types of food items such as Breakfast pouches, Entrees, Freeze-Dried Fruit and Freeze-Dried Vegetables.

If you don’t have any inkling on what to stockpile for survival, I’d highly recommend getting the Long Term Food Kit.

Here’s a table comparing the various important information for various Long Term Food Kits available for sale:

Type of Food Kit70 Servings175 Servings350 Servings525 Servings1050 Servings2100 Servings4200 Servings
Breakfast (Pouches)3714214282164
Entrée (Pouches)610203060120240
Freeze-Dried Protein (Pouches)1246122448
Freeze-Dried Vegetables (Pouches)1246122448
Calories12,61023,60047,20070,800141,600283,200566,400
Days6 – 8 days11 – 14 days23 – 30 days35 – 47 days70 – 94 days141 – 188 days283 – 377 days
Cost$169.95$379.95$704.95$984.95$1,840.95$3,459.95$6,522.95

The 70 serving long term food kit can help you prepare for 6 TO 8 days depending on the amount of calories you want to eat per day.

For example, if you consume 1500 calories of food per day, you can eat the 70 servings long term food kit for 8 days. If you want to consume 2000 calories of food, the food kit will be able to sustain you for 6 days.

For the 4200 serving long term food kit, if you consume 1500 calories of food per days, the food kit can last you up to 377 days. If you eat 2000 calories of food per day, the long-term food kit can last you up to 283 days.

3. Starter Kits

Valley Food Storage provides an array of starter food kit options. The starter food kits available are:

a. Entrée Bucket ;

b. Breakfast Lunch & Dinner Bucket;

c. Breakfast Bucket;

d. 72-Hour Emergency Food Kit; and

e. Freeze Dried Meat Bucket.

Since I have explained about both the 72-Hour Emergency Food Kit and the Freeze Dried Meat Bucket, I won’t talk about them here.

i. Entrée Bucket (120, 240, 360 servings available)

Valley Food Storage Entree Bucket

The entrée bucket contains food pouches that contain lunch and dinner options. Each pouch contains classic meals that your entire family will love.

For every entrée bucket, it will contain 1 out of 11 types of entrees:

a. Chicken à la King;

b. Chicken Teriyaki;

c. Enchilada Beans & Rice;

d. Fettuccine Alfredo;

e. Irish Pub Cheddar Potato Soup;

f. Italian Wild Risotto;

g. Mac & Cheese;

h. Mango Habanero Chili;

i. Pasta Primavera;

j. Sweet & Sour Asian Rice; and

k. White Bean & Lime Chili.

The downside of ordering the entrée bucket is that you may get 1 type of entrée multiple times in one bucket.

For entrée buckets, you’ll be able purchase either the 120 servings option, 240 servings option or 360 servings option.

Here’s a helpful table breaking down the essential information:

Type of Food Kit120 Servings240 Servings360 Servings
Pouches of Entrées244872
Number of Buckets246
Calories18,60037,20055,800
Cost$379.95$749.95$1,099.95

The Entrée bucket is perfect for people who want to stock up food kits which they can consume regularly as well. The meal options are suitable for lunch or dinner even during your outdoor trips.

ii. Breakfast Bucket (120, 240, 480 and 720 servings available)

Valley Food Storage Breakfast Bucket

Breakfast bucket is a bucket which contains Valley Food Storage’s popular breakfast food options.

Each bucket will contain pouches that may include one of the following:

a. Apple Oatmeal;

c. Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal;

d. Multigrain Cereal;

e. Strawberry Cream of Wheat;

f. Strawberry Oatmeal; and

g. Apple Cream of Wheat.

The differences between the 120 servings, 240 servings, 480 servings and 720 servings options are illustrated below:

Type of Food Kit120 Servings240 Servings360 Servings720 Servings
Pouches of Entrées12244872
Number of Buckets1246
Calories18,00036,00072,000108,000
Cost$199.95$379.95$749.95$1,099.95

The Breakfast Bucket is cheaper than the Entrée bucket because of the food options given.

The food options are great for breakfast or snacking. If you’re going outdoors and want to munch on something light, you can grab something from the breakfast bucket.

iii. Breakfast Lunch & Dinner Bucket

The Breakfast Lunch & Dinner Bucket basically is a mixture of the Breakfast Bucket and the Entrée Bucket.

The Breakfast Lunch  & Dinner Bucket comes with 80 servings of food.

In total, there are 12 pouches available.

4 Pouches contains breakfast options which may include:

a. Eggs;

b. Apple Oatmeal;

c. Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal;

d. Multigrain Cereal;

e. Strawberry Cream of Wheat;

f. Strawberry Oatmeal; and

g. Apple Cream of Wheat.

While there are 8 pouches of entrées available which may have one of the options as explained above in the section for Entrée buckets.

This bucket is perfect if you want to stockpile food buckets that have a range of food options for all 3 meals. 

4. Bulk Foods

Valley Food Storage Bulk Foods

Bulk Foods are the focus of Valley Food Storage. In fact, based on my observation, Valley Food Storage is scaling down on other types of products such as

Valley Food Storage offers a wide array of bulk food products including:

i. Irish Pub Cheddar Potato Soup

ii. White Bean and Lime Chili

iii. Mac and Cheese

iv. Sweet and Sour Asian Rice

v. Fettuccine Alfredo

vi. Tomato Basil Soup

vii. Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal

viii. Pasta Primavera

ix. Apple Oatmeal

x. Strawberry Oatmeal

xi. MultiGrain Dried Cereal

xii. Strawberry Cream of Wheat

xiii. Apple Cream of Wheat

xiv. Chicken Teriyaki

Characteristics

Valley Food Storage has an excellent selection of bulk foods available for purchase. As listed above, there is a total of 14 types of bulk foods you can purchase.

Since different products has different characteristics, I won’t be talking about the various characteristics here.

Some common characteristics include all foods having 25 years of shelf life, all bulk foods are designed to be easy to prepare, and you will be getting 10 bags of food per bucket.

The total amount of calories ranges from 840 calories to 1600 calories depending on the type of food.

All the bulk foods sold are made with clean ingredients, without any additives which are harmful to our body.

For every bulk food product purchased, you will be getting 1 bucket containing 10 bags of that particular product.

Since there are various kinds of bulk foods available, different kinds of bulk foods are suitable for different needs.

For example, the Whole Powdered Egg is one of the better food to consume at the start of the day for breakfast, while the Chicken Teriyaki is something you’ll want to have for lunch or dinner.

Thoughts

It’s a pretty good feeling to know that you have a variety of bulk foods available for consumption especially when shit hit the fan.

The bulk food sold by Valley Food Storage taste excellent.

For example, if you purchase the Irish Pub Cheddar Potato Soup and prepare it for your family without telling them it’s survival food, I’m sure they will compliment the meal prepared as a well-prepared gourmet meal.

Besides tasting great, the food actually fills you too.

Bulk Foods are great if you want to purchase a type of food in bulk. Alternatively, if you already know what survival food you want, you can purchase bulk foods.

5. Water Storage Solutions

Valley Food Storage water storage solutions

Valley Food Storage also sells items that allows you to have long-term water supply. This is especially important when Shit Hit the Fan and you do not have sufficient clean water.

The company sells two items for survival water supply:

1. Pressure Water Filter Straw; and

2. 55 Gallon Rain Barrel.

The Pressure Water Filter Straw allows you to turn most water source into drinkable water. This water filter uses a membrane cartridge to get rid of 99.9% of harmful bacteria from the liquid. You’ll be able to make sure all water you drink are safe.

While the 55 Gallon Rain Barrel is FDA-grade. The walls of the barrel is thick and durable. The barrel is designed to be stored outdoor as well. The barrel is a rain catcher, so you’ll be able to store rain water. To effectively get the rain water, you can use the gutter drainage as well. 

6. Food Kit Subscriptions

Valley food storage food kit subscription

The company also offers Food Kit subscriptions.

Subscription basically means you will be getting the selected product for every 14 days or 30 day each. You will be able to save some money by buying the production through subscription.  

There are 4 kinds of food kit subscriptions:

1. 175 Serving Long Term Food Kit Subscription;

2. 350 Serving Long Term Food Kit Subscription;

3. Entrée Bucket Subscription; and

4. Freeze Dried Fruit Bucket Subscription.

The 175 Servings and 350 Servings Long Term Food Kit Subscription are similar to what I described above concerning the Long Term Food Kit.

The Entrée Bucket Subscription basically means you will be buying the entrée bucket by subscription. The entrée bucket is as described above.

The Freeze dried fruit bucket is similarly what I talked about above as well.

Key Criteria and Our Ratings

I hope you appreciate the in-depth write-up about what Valley Food Storage actually offers.

By knowing clearly what Valley Food Storage sells, you can

After looking at the range of products offered by Valley Food Storage, let’s delve into how Valley Food Storage rank for various important aspects.

1. Range of Meals

Valley Food Storage Range of Food

Rating: 3.8 / 5.0

The range of meals offered by this company is pretty decent.

Why do I say so?

First, you’ll be able to buy multiple products including entrée bucket, freeze dried fruit bucket, freeze dried vegetables bucket, freeze dried meat bucket.

Second, the products itself has a wide selection of food products. For example, the entrée bucket has 11 types of entrees which is pretty wide.

Of course, the problem faced that you may face is that you may be getting multiple bags of the same food selection in the bucket you purchase. You can overcome this by contacting their support to modify your order. However, if the food kit is in high demand, they may not entertain your request and you’ll just have to make do with what is given.

Therefore, I’ll rate this criteria as above average. This is mainly because the range of food products offered by Valley Food Storage is plenty.

Unlike some food kits that may offer less than 8 types of food, Valley Food Storage offers a wide range of products that include various food items.

2. Quality and Taste

Rating: 4.8 / 5.0

I can assure you that the quality and taste of the products are EXCELLENT. The entrees offered and food products given are one of the tastiest in the market.

Don’t just take my word for it, you can try it yourself.

Alternatively, you can search for other people’s honest review. Their food are simply tasty.  Despite it being a long-term food kit, it tastes like a gourmet meal. There is no overpowering flavors and there’s no chemical after tastes. 

Valley Food Storage aren’t stingy. They provide the food which tastes full, not bland. Food products which are spicy aren’t overly hot. The Mac & Cheese and Irish Cheddar Potato soup are amongst the best tasting food.

Their freeze-dried fruit is one of the best in the market. You’ll be surprised how good they taste. If you have kids, I’m sure your kids will love them.

Of course, you can’t compare them against the Mountain House, which is one of the best in the industry in terms of taste.

However, Valley Food Storage do pretty decent. Its quality and taste is comparable to other industry leaders like Augason Farms and Wise.

3. Ease of Preparation

Valley Food Storage ease of preparation

Rating: 4.2 / 5.0

For this aspect, I’ll review how easy it is to prepare and clean-up after meals.

What – What do you need to prepare your meals?

It depends on what you are cooking.

If you want to rehydrate food such as soup, or food which contains rice or beans, you may want to add at least 5 cups of water while preparing a meal for 1 person. 5 cups of water is equivalent to 1,182.94 milliliter of water.

How – Basically, how you prepare your meal is by pouring 1,182.94 milliliter of boiling water into the contents of the pack. Then, you will have to let it simmer for around 5 minutes.

However, there are a few exceptions. For example, the Italian Wild Risotto and the Enchilada Beans & Rice requires at least 20 minutes of simmering. This is because these types of food require longer time to rehydrate. Cooking these kinds of food will require you to use more fuel because you’ll need to simmer them longer.

Take note that the higher altitude you are, the longer amount of time you will need to simmer your food.

However, most foods offered by Valley food storage only require 3 to 5 minutes of simmering. Plus, you only need minimum cooking utensils to cook your food. All you need to have is a stove and enough drinking water. If you want to be more careful, you may want to bring along a long handle spoon and a cooking pot.

4. Serving Size

Valley Food Storage Serving Size

Rating: 4.0 / 5.0

Generally, in our normal everyday life, an active male adult should consume at least 2,500 calories of food a day, while an active adult female should intake around 2,000 calories of food.

Based on industry standards, survival food products often contains less than 2000 calories. Of course, this is based on sound reason that we do not need as much calories when we are in a SHTF situation.

Most of the survival food sold by Valley Food Storage are designed to allow you to tailor your meal to be either 1,500 calories or 2,000 calories. 

If you think that the calories are insufficient, you may want to supplement your consumption from the survival food bucket with other entrees, especially the fruit and vegetable buckets to ensure that you and your family get all the important nutrients. This may be one of the reasons why the company also offers various products you can supplement it together with the main course.

5. Meeting Dietary Requirements

Valley Food Storage dietary requirements

Rating: 3.8 / 5.0

Valley Food Storage is one of the few survival food companies that offer survival food which caters for people with various dietary requirements.

There are Gluten-free options and even Vegetarian Options of survival food available for sale.

The company pride itself of making survival food that caters for several audiences.

The food certified to be vegetarian is the Freeze Dried Food Bucket. Vegans will be able to pride themselves for eating clean vegan food. 

So far, these are the listed choices on the Valley Food storage website. Although you may not have much option compared to what is offered by Good to-Go, there is still a selection of food specifically designed to meet dietary requirements which makes this company way better than companies who does not even consider dietary requirements when making their products.

6. Nutrition

Valley Food Storage Nutrition

Rating: 4.7 / 5.0

In rating how the nutrition aspect of the survival food offered fares, I will look into several aspects.

Clean Ingredients

Valley Food Storage pride themselves for using clean ingredients for all of its products.

Clean ingredients basically mean ingredients which does not contain fillers. This means you will be getting high-quality calories for every bite of survival food you take.

By consuming high-quality calories, your body will be able to be healthier and you won’t be feeling sluggish. Unlike consuming empty calories that makes you feel tired, high-quality calories allows your body to feel pumped.

Furthermore, you can be sure that you are getting the healthiest food because the ingredients are non-GMO. By being non-GMO, you will be eating authentic food which is good for your health.

Product Information

Product information are readily available on the website here. Every single product information you need about every product sold by Valley Food Storage are on this page. Furthermore, for individual products, you’ll be able to find the label stating such product information at the product page.

If you want more information, you can message customer support for more information. Their support team are known to be extremely helpful.

General Nutrition

The survival food sold mostly contain carbohydrate and sugar. This is especially true for survival food that are either rice-based or potato-based.

However, Valley Food Storage had been pretty upfront and honest about the sugar content contained in each survival food product. This is plus point because you’ll be consuming the sugar or sodium content as per the label of the products.

7. Ease for Storage

Valley Food Storage, storage

Rating: 3.0 / 5.0

All food from Valley Food Storage are designed to have at least 25 years of shelf life. This shows the company’s commitment to sell products which are suitable to be stored as survival food.

Plus, the food packaged are carefully dehydrated before packing, while the bags are designed to keep the food for the long-term.

The packets of food are stored in a tightly sealed bucket. This bucket is specifically designed to help keep your survival food fresh and to help ensure that the buckets can be stacked up for convenient storage.

However, the food packages may be a bit large for a single-person serving because the entrees come in 5-serving packs, while the breakfast bucket comes in 10-serving packets. This means that after you open a single pack, it will remain open and you’ll need to actively keep the food fresh. Since the Mylar bags are resealable and it comes with oxygen absorbers, you’ll be able to keep the food fresh in the bags for an extended period of time.  

8. Cost and Value for Money

Rating: 3.0 / 5.0

Compared to other brands, valley food storage has a pretty expensive. However, because Valley Food Storage provides high-quality food and excellent customer service, I think that the premium paid is justifiable.  

Let us compare one of the products so that we can have a tangible comparison.

I’ll be comparing the Macaroni and Cheese sold by various brands.

In this comparison, I’ll compare the Mac and Cheese sold by Valley Food Storage, ReadyWise and Mountain House.  

BrandValley Food StorageReadyWiseMountain House
ProductMac & Cheese Bulk FoodGolden Fields Mac & CheeseCreamy Macaroni & Cheese
Price$299.95$6.99$8.49
Pouches10 Pouches1 Pouch1 Pouch
Servings5 Servings per Pouch2.5 Servings per Pouch2 Servings per Pouch
Cost per Serving$6$2.80$4.25
Shelf Life25 years25 years30 years
Calories per Serving270 Calories250 Calories310 Calories

Note: The price are taken as at July 2022.

Although the price may inflate in the future, I believe that this will be an accurate representation as to where each brand stand.

Based on the above table, it is clear that Valley Food Storage pricing particularly for the Macaroni and Cheese is more expensive compared to other brands.

However, if you want to purchase high-quality survival food and get top-notch customer service, Valley Food Storage is a good option.  

9. Customer Service and Satisfaction

Customer service experience

Rating: 4.8 / 5.0

People who purchase from Valley Food Storage will agree with me that we had a great buying experience.

This means that this isn’t my personal opinion, this is general consensus.

Valley Food Storage has an amazing track record of providing timely delivery and excellent customer service team that is a pleasure to work with. You’ll be at ease ordering survival food from Valley Food Storage. If you have any concerns, just reach out to the customer service team and you’ll get a response almost immediately.

If I were to be strict and talk negatively about this, it’ll be the waiting time to get delivery. Especially during peak seasons, the waiting time to get your product will be longer. This is because the company needs to replenish food and fulfil large quantities of orders, which causes delay in delivering some orders.

All in all, the customer service is one of the best amongst the many survival food companies around.

Conclusion

I hope the above overview gives you a good idea on what Valley Food Storage actually offers.

The above in-depth review should give you an idea on whether you should stock up on Valley Food Storage Products.

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