Monday, October 22, 2012

Dry Goods Review and Cheap Nail Polish

This summer, in process of moving from North Carolina to Maine and then to Hong Kong, I agreed to try some products from a company called efoods in exchange for a blog post giving my honest opinion. Needless to say, things got a bit hectic, but as promised, I am making good on my commitment, albiet a few months late. Efoods is a dry goods company that mainly sells in bulk to families or companies that like to have food on hand in case of emergencies such as power outages, job loss or some type of financial collapse or world  meltdown where those with a stockpile will be better off than those without. Whatever your beliefs, I personally think having enough food on hand to last your family for at least a month is a good idea. Efoods sells everything from a one week supply of food for one person to a year long supply for a family of four. They also have emergency gear like water filters and a selection of camping equipment.

Efoods sent me two family size pouches each of Creamy Potato Soup, Tortilla Soup and Cheesy Chicken Rice Casserole. Each pouch is made to serve 4 people and has a shelf life of 25 years. I must say that I was very impressed both with the generous portion sizes and the quality of the food. I have tried similar products from other companies and efoods has them beat, hands down. My kids really liked the Creamy Chicken Rice Casserole, which I served with a side of veggies. While good by itself, in the future, I would most likely add some chopped up chicken or serve it as a side. Our favorite was the Creamy Potato Soup:

I was very surprised by the delicious flavor of this soup mix; I did not expect something coming from a pouch to taste this good. Served with bread, it made for a very satisfying dinner--even my teens all liked it. I'm going to have to tell you about the Tortilla Soup at a later date--we ran out of time before our move to Hong Kong. I figure if it's good for 25 years, one year shouldn't be an problem at all.  So there's my honest opinion and here's a link to the company website:

Another program I recently tried is through Julep sells a wonderful, toxin free, creamy nail polish in all sorts of fashionable colors and other beauty products. If you sign up to be a Julep Maven, you will get a monthly box mailed to your door that contains at least $39.99 worth of product for $19.99 shipped. I admit that this isn't the best bargain around, but here is where the good deal comes in: Right now, go to this site: After taking a "style" quiz, you will be directed be get your first Maven box for $19.99...BUT...if you use code COLOR2012 at check out, your price will drop to one cent! WOW! You will have to agree to monthly shipments, but you can skip months or cancel entirely during a 3-4 day window right before shipment each month. You will get an email from them during this time. What a nice little treat for one penny. I don't know how long this code will last, so if you want to try this program, do it now!!  For my HK readers, why not send this as a gift to a friend in the states?

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