| I have recently been testing some of my prep items and thought I'd share my experiences. I'd appreciate others adding their experiences.
I opened a can of Kraft canned Cheddar Cheese tonight. Yuck! Kids hated it. It has a very strong odor and taste. I'm not a real cheddar cheese fan anyway. I can't imagine what I'd use it for, and the shelf life was not very long either.
I also opened a can of butter I bought from MRE Depot. My 7yo said it tasted like the can, but 3yo liked it. I've refrigerated it to see if it is any better cold and will try to cook with it before I make my final determination.
Honeyville Grain steel cut oats are fantastic. I'm trying to lower my cholesterol and tryglicerides and this is very healthy. Entire family liked it better than regular oatmeal. Hubby and 7yo even asked for seconds. I highly recommend. The only drawback is that it takes 20 to 30 minutes to cook on the stovetop.
I added Honeyville Grain freeze dried blueberrries to the steel cut oats while cooking and it was really good. I haven't tried baking with them yet and will report the results.
I've been using dehydrated mushrooms that I get from Sam's Club for months now and I LOVE them. So convenient, and they reconstitute quickly and taste as good as fresh. Highly recommend.
I also highly recommend Honeyville Grain's gourmet hot chocolate. My favorite is the Mexican hot chocolate that has a hint of cinnamon.