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Offline littletea

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Care to share any feedback on Honeyville Grain products
« on: July 28, 2010, 12:32:17 PM »
I want to put an order in and wondered what others experience has been with the quality/flavor.  Anything you really liked or disliked?  I'm thinking of adding butter and powdered eggs to our storage but was a little scared off after I read a blog saying they threw out the butter powder b/c it was awful.

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Re: Care to share any feedback on Honeyville Grain products
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2010, 01:11:42 PM »
I have used their powdered cheese and it is good for baked mac+cheese.  However I need to add a lot less water than what they use to make a decent sauce.  So rather than 4-1 its more like 2-1.  I bought two cans of powdered milk, eggs, and one can of powdered butter so I'm hoping those work out well too.

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Re: Care to share any feedback on Honeyville Grain products
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2010, 02:29:41 PM »
I like the eggs.  very handy.

also, very prompt service and shipping

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Re: Care to share any feedback on Honeyville Grain products
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2010, 03:11:24 PM »
I've gotten quite a lot of food from Honeyville. The product is decent, the prices are ok, the shipping fee is great and I've always gotten what I ordered in a very short time.
I'm finding that dehydrated food, is, well, dehydrated food and haven't noticed a lot of difference in it from different companies. (a green bean is a green bean lol)
I also like Emergency Essentials and their prices and shipping can be lower.

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Re: Care to share any feedback on Honeyville Grain products
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2010, 10:56:46 PM »
We use their eggs, primarily in baking. But I have made omelets with them.

My wife uses their protein powder in her daily shakes... health issues require a high protein diet.

We try to incorporate and rotate our stored foods and have been happy with their products and service.


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Re: Care to share any feedback on Honeyville Grain products
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2010, 11:01:32 PM »
Are the shakes good Prag? I'm another one that lives on a high protien diet and most of the protein powders I've tried have been, well, awful is the only word that comes to mind. Most of the time I don't mind making something but there are days being able to fix a shake and go would be wonderful.

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Re: Care to share any feedback on Honeyville Grain products
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2010, 05:29:29 AM »
Never ordered from them but will offer my 2 cents on protein

I don't like chocolate so I have fewer choices; some of the vanilla whey products have been "ok" and any are more tolerable if you

1- use a wand mixer vs shaking - results are creamy with no lumps.
2- use ice cold water; i toss a little ice in the mix as well but not too much
3- never add milk regardless of what any directions say or a friend tells you (ugh)
4 a little fresh fruit of any type is a huge plus- banana, strawberries are my favorites.
5. if you buy whey derived powders, whey isolates are less nasty and more expensive plus have better ratios that concentrates.

netrition has a variety including multiple sources ie whey, milk, soy and have samplers if you want to try a few.
http://www6.netrition.com/cgi/product_categories_display.cgi?categories=PRO

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Re: Care to share any feedback on Honeyville Grain products
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2010, 10:23:45 AM »
Costco sells some of their products and they are actually cheaper than buying direct, if you have a membership..  Just ordered some white winter wheat and fd fruit - will let everyone know how they are..


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Re: Care to share any feedback on Honeyville Grain products
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2010, 04:24:24 AM »
Are the shakes good Prag? I'm another one that lives on a high protein diet and most of the protein powders I've tried have been, well, awful is the only word that comes to mind. Most of the time I don't mind making something but there are days being able to fix a shake and go would be wonderful.

LOL;

You have a good point. Decent taste VS high protein can be a challenge.

Honeyville's Protein Soy Isolate is pretty decent. And my Bride likes chocolate, so she mixes a concoction with the Soy Isolate and a Boost Choc hi-pro shake. It's not bad at all!

She's only been using the Honeyville product since last January (2010).

I was initially concerned about the "proper" way to store a bulk quantity of it.

Below is a "copy/paste" of my e-mail conversation with Honeyville Grain. Great customer service btw.

Good Luck to you.  :)

Regards,

Prag



To: Webmaster HoneyvilleGrain
Subject: Customer Service: Product storage question
 
Good Day;

My wife purchased a 4 pound bag of your soy protein isolate along with our latest order.

My question(s) are:

What is the best method for storing this item?

Would storage in quart jars, protection from light, with temp range 60-70 degrees be acceptable?

What shelf life expectancy would we have?

What are your usual recommendations for storage and maximizing shelf life?

Thank you in advance.

Regards,



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Thank you for your interest in Honeyville Food Products. 
The Soy Isolate can be stored for 1 to 2 years. 
The method that you described would be ideal.
 
Regards,
Chris Ondatje
Director of E-Commerce
Honeyville Food Products, Inc.
www.HoneyvilleGrain.com