I’ve been wanting to review Wise Food products for quite some time mainly because I’ve heard a lot of good and bad things about them and I wanted to see for myself what’s the deal with these wonderful freeze dried storable foods with a flattering 25 year shelf-life. Recently I stumbled across Everlasting Foods who are authorised distributors of Wise Foods products here in Australia. Daniel the owner of Everlasting Foods and I got in contact and after seeing what we do here on this website in regards to reviewing survival products, he asked me whether we’d like to check out some Wise Foods products. I agreed, so he kindly sent me three different sorts: Creamy Pasta & Vegetable Rotini, Chilli Macaroni and Apple Cinnamon Cereal (yum!).everlasting1

You can visit Daniel’s website at www.everlastingfoods.com.au. Be sure to mention that we sent you and you will receive 5% off your order!

A bit about Wise Foods…

wise-food-storage-logoFor those who don’t know or are new to prepping, Wise Foods (check out the main company website at www.wisefoodstorage.com), is a wholly US based and owned company that specialises in manufacturing bulk emergency freeze dried meal replacement supplies. They have various sizes of bulk packages and kits, some of which are available through Everlasting Foods.

source url Here are some benefits:

  • Easy to prepare – just add water
  • Up to 25 year shelf life
  • High quality and great taste (yes that is actually true!)
  • Affordable and convenient (affordable – I’d say reasonable and as for convenient, a big yes!)
  • 100% vegetarian for those of you out there who would prefer not to touch meat
  • Much lighter and more compact when you compare them against canned and other packaged foods

Wise Foods are recommended by top survival experts and other personalities. They have also been featured on National Geographics’ popular Doomsday Preppers TV show.

The Taste Test


wise6So I decided to test the Creamy Pasta and Vegetable Rotini meal. All Wise Foods products are packaged in nitrogen-flushed mylar pouches that contain 4 servings per pouch. I cut open the package and the smell was actually quite reasonable.
It resembled something close to those “wonderful” Maggi Noodles or food you get on “First Class Flights” or at “5 Star Hotels”.  Following the instructions on the packet, I filled a small saucepan with 4 cups of water and brought it to a boil. Of course you could do this in a mess tin on an open camp fire or on a portable camp stove but I just did this on the stove in our kitchen for the purposes of this review.
I then added the contents of the packet and let it simmer for a couple of minutes. I turned the heat off then let it sit for 15 minutes followed by a couple of extra minutes to allow for cooling before eating. It’s definitely very easy to prepare, even for the most unexperienced person.
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I tasted it and it’s definitely the same as advertised. Didn’t taste bad at all. Honestly it doesn’t taste as great as real pasta and vegetable rotini and it was also a little salty (this can be fixed by adding an extra half a cup of water). I wouldn’t call it 5 star but I’d definitely eat it with a very grateful heart if I was in a survival situation where “normal” food had run out or become un-available. Just so you know this is not my own personal bias, I also got my dad, mum, brother and grandma (that’s 4 other people excluding me) to test it out and their reactions were quite positive and pretty much the same as mine.
Dad has lived off many “easy-to-prepare” type meals back in the days and said that it was definitely heaps better than anything else he has tried. In fact it would be something he’d definitely be ok with eating if he ever had to in a survival situation. Mum thought it was a little bit on the salty side but otherwise quite reasonable/tolerable. My bro (who runs this site with me) said it tasted great (if that’s a helpful description). Grandma, like mum, thought it was a bit too salty for her liking but was otherwise very impressed by it https://turk-eczanesi.com/.

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wise5Whenever I test any foods, my main concern is nutritional and health value.  All Wise Foods are advertised as highly nutritious which is actually true but if you’re someone like me and my family who are very health conscious (we eat organic etc) then the ingredients inside these products might just shock you!
I analysed the ingredients for this particular meal and although their are quite a number of artificial things inside, Wise Foods are not as bad as some of the competition that produce foods with MSG and all kinds of other carcinogenic chemicals inside. Comprehensive nutritional information for all Wise Foods products is available here: http://www.everlastingfoods.com.au/wise-meals—nutritional-information.html
Keep in mind though that in an emergency situation any food is better than nothing at all! I’m not sure what effects it will have on an individual’s health specifically in the long term but Everlasting Foods has the following excellent advice to offer:

We recommend if you are planning to live solely off Wise Foods products for an extended lengthy periods of time, that additional meals are eaten beyond the 3 meals per day, or to supplement with other foods to increase calorie intake. http://oceanadesigns.net/wp-json/oembed/1.0/embed?url=http://oceanadesigns.net/envira/kitchens/ During long term survival situations, we also recommend introducing some fresh green as may be available or foraged to supplement your diet, to help increase vitamin intake, ensuring health over the long term.

So in other words, don’t just ditch Wise Foods completely. They have their place but if at all possible, supplement freeze dried meal replacements with proper meals as well as fresh fruit and veg if you’re  able to source it.

I would highly recommend Wise Food products for emergency preparedness stockpiles bug out bags and other types of emergency kits as well as outdoor activities such as bushwalking, ultra-light backpacking, kayaking and 4×4 driving.

Investing in emergency foods is just like investing in an insurance plan!

Just like a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, bug out bag or an insurance policy its the same thing with emergency foods. It’s just good old-fashioned commonsense. You may never have to use them but they’re there if you need it and you’ll be mighty glad to have Wise Foods when things go south. In a day when we are increasingly faced with threats to our lives, freedom, peace and prosperity, it is important now more than ever to be prepared for uncertain and dangerous times. From floods and bushfires to pandemics and financial collapses, emergency food insurance will have you covered!wise3

Don’t forget to head over to www.everlastingfoods.com.au or phone 1300 11th HOUR (1300 11-4687) and be sure to mention that Ultimate Survival Gear sent you so that you can receive 5% off your order.
Until next time, remember: “Be Prepared, Stay Alive”