Friday, February 25, 2011

Shelf Reliance Giveaway

If you have been reading my blog for long, you know I get very frustrated with food storage. Don't get me wrong, I want to have food storage. I think I owe it to my family to be prepared in the event that food is not readily available. The thought of my children being hungry is terrifying for me. BUT, it is really hard for me since I am not a pantry cooker. I plan my meals based on a meat (or eggs) with a vegetable. The starch is a second thought usually. So I might have food storage, but I don't choose to cook from it, nor do I really want to. See my thoughts on this subject in more detail here.

Well, a few weeks ago I was invited to a Shelf Reliance home party and I am seriously gitty about it. (I may have stifled a giggle or two during the taste testing.) I had never heard of Shelf Reliance before, but apparently it's on fire across the US. Shelf Reliance is a company focused on building your personal "Home Store". They have a dazzling variety of long shelf life foods called Thrive to integrate into your daily meals. And the food is really really good! (Really. I'm not just saying that.) Don't know how to cook with food storage? Neither do I. But Shelf Reliance has a huge cookbook showing you just how to do that. I've made a goal to cook with mine at least once a week.


This is my first order of the Thrive foods. Who knew how delicious freeze dried fruit was? I ordered peaches just to test on my family and it was the perfect snack. Combine them with freeze dried yogurt (YOGURT!!), add some water and you have a smoothie. From food storage. I know. Mind blowing. The yogurt is yummy enough to eat straight from the can. I watched Lydia do it, thinking she was stealing candy. Oh. And speaking of desserts..how about ice cream? I tried some and couldn't believe how creamy and decadent it was. And notice I bought both the brownie and macaroon mixes. You would never know all you have to do is add water. Not sure if you would break into these anytime soon? No matter. They have a shelf life of TWENTY YEARS! In fact, almost everything I purchased has a unopened shelf life over 10 years. Some of the items I don't plan on opening. I don't personally plan to use the canned eggs, sour cream or butter unless I am unable to get them fresh. I just like knowing I have them there. The brownies, however, are a different story.

There is so much to choose from in the Thrive food line. My next order will include the brand new instant beans (i.e. NO SOAKING!), all of the Entrees including the curry rice with chicken and vegetable risotto and the freeze dried mango. I may even pick up a few cans for wedding gifts! (They do have gift baskets available.)  I'll be buying myself a 72 hour kit as well.


I'm also trying to integrate the Shelf Reliance Food Rotation System with the canned foods I do use often. I am always restocking my black beans, tomatoes, tuna and Collin's favorite chicken noodle soup. I started small with the Cansolidator Cupboard unit. (It's on sale by the way...) Doesn't my pantry look so organized? The part I'm letting you see at least. I love knowing that I'm using the older product before the newer. Now I just need a basement storage room so I can get really serious with a free standing rack.

Not sure how to get started? Shelf Reliance has something called the "Q-Club" where you decide how much you can afford on food storage a month, fill your queue and you get a shipment every month! You can earn lots of fun things like free product and prizes. Just for getting your food storage taken care of. The consultant can help you figure out how much your family would need in an emergency. Oh, and if you are looking for a great way to make money from home, I would jump on this. Shelf Reliance has only been around for about a year so the market isn't saturated with consultants. And everyone is trying to prepare for emergencies now.

Ok, sorry, I've gone on and on, but I am really excited about how much my food storage has improved in the last month. Want to get yours going too?...

One Natalie's Sentiments reader will be receiving a $30 gift certificate to Shelf Reliance and a Thrive cookbook! Thank you to my consultant Valarie for supplying the prize!



To enter:

Head over to Shelf Reliance and let me know what you would get with your gift certificate. Use a link to the specific product. 

For additional entries, let me know in a separate comment if:
I'll announce the winner on March 11th. Good luck!

154 comments:

Heather said...

So awesome...I've been really wanting to try out their products.

I bet my boys would love their apple chips http://www.shelfreliance.com/apple-chips-1.html

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kristi lee said...

I tried their products at Time Out For Women a few months ago and have been working on getting my own Q put together. I love the idea of netflix like food storage. I'm TOTALLY on board with this company. LOVE that you're doing a giveaway for them. Of course, I'm totally tempted to be a consultant (not sure I need to go down that road again) BUT I really believe that this company is doing food storage right and really fun!

There are a ton of products I'm hot on. The strawberries I know will be a big hit in my fam:
http://www.shelfreliance.com/freeze-dried-strawberries-1.html

Alzbeta said...

Any of the fruit would be amazing! We are huge fruit eaters, so I have a feeling it would be oft used.

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Sarah said...

We could really use some of the Food Rotation Systems for organization.

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Anonymous said...

I would love to get one of these to store our canned goods in ...... http://www.shelfreliance.com/cansolidator-pantry.html

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Melanie Anne said...

Wow--I am so excited about this too! Thank you for the introduction! I would love to try these products out.
I think my family would love any of the fruit
http://www.shelfreliance.com/all-products/thrive-foods/fruits.html

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ellen said...

I would definitely get fruit.

http://www.shelfreliance.com/all-products/thrive-foods/fruits.html

Anna said...

I'm horrible with food storage - mainly because I have VERY little storage space. I've actually been thinking about getting one of these: http://www.shelfreliance.com/all-products/frs-food-rotation-systems/the-cansolidator-series.html

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beba said...

I would use the certificate to get some of the can rotators:http://www.shelfreliance.com/all-products/frs-food-rotation-systems/the-cansolidator-series.html

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April said...

I would get the Reserve 72X18 for my basement.

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Mrs. Janney said...

Hi! I am a public follower and I would put the gift certificate towards the Top-Selling 6 Pack.

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Becky said...

I am a blog follower. I have tried their freeze dried fruit and it is so good even my kids like it. They usually turn their nose up to dried fruit...but they love it!

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Becky said...

I just put in an order on Shelf Reliance through Valarie's site.

Julie said...

I would get the freeze dried strawberries. They are a favorite around my house!!

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Emily Taylor said...

Eggs, I want eggs.

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HillsRus said...

I've been wanting to build up my food storage and I think this is perfect! I like the idea of having all the dairy products in case of emergency. But all the fruit looks so yummy too! Thanks for the giveaway!

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aleshia4 said...

What a great way to store fruit!! I've been needing some basic food storage items. thanks for the chance!

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Andrea said...

I'd like to try so many products that it's hard to choose! My two year old loves chocolate milk so it would be nice to have that on hand.

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Michelle @ Loving Every Second said...

I love the Cansolidator Series.

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Sarah said...

How fun! I'd choose the cauliflower:
http://www.shelfreliance.com/freeze-dried-cauliflower-1.html

I love that stuff!

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Brett, Juliann, and Mae said...

I have seen their billboard for this product, but have yet to try. I hope I will be soon.

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Christal said...

THis sounds amazing!!! I wish they had these home parties in canada I would totally do it!!!
I love the idea of the eggs yogurt butter cheese staples!! and having the fruits and veggies!
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Emily Taylor said...

Bought the consultant pack:)

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pinklady705 said...

I think I might get the Blueberries - Freeze Dried if I win.

This is the first I have heard of these products.

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Martha said...

I have definitely been feeling the push to start building up our food storage. But it has always been so hard for me to do before. I didn't want to spend a bunch of money on stuff that I don't use that often and didn't have space for. This stuff looks amazing! I would definitely have to start with the pantry organizer to make sure I have a nice organized start :)

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Shanny said...

I'm thinking I would try out some of their dried fruit, maybe strawberries? Maybe mango? Yummy!

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Anne said...

I would love to try out the any of the cansolidator cupboards.
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April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

I would get the Consolidator Pantry.

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Valarie said...

I just wanted to let you know that if anyone has questions about Shelf Reliance they can go to my website via the link on the post and click on the "contact me" button. I will be glad to answer any questions you have and good luck to all of you on the giveaway.

Canadiachik said...

Yeah, their freeze-dried pineapple is amazing. Would love to win!

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Kara said...

I'd love to try some of the freeze dried fruit!

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liz said...

I'm pretty sure I'd want to try the raspberries. That would be so good!
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The Wheeler's said...

So many good choices. I would get the fudge brownies and the dehydrated pineapples.

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Shae Johnson said...

I would like to try their Consolidator Pantry http://www.shelfreliance.com/all-products/frs-food-rotation-systems/the-cansolidator-series/cansolidator-pantry.html

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Emillie Rose said...

I would buy the Cansolidator Pantry.
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Stacie Aho said...

I would love to buy a 30 gallon water container!

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Heathery said...

I could really use one or two of those cansolidators!
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Cari said...

Awesome!
I would love to try out the Cansolidator Cupboard. It would be the perfect size for our pantry!!

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Multi-talented Mama said...

I'd try this:
http://www.shelfreliance.com/blueberry-pancake-gift-basket.html

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Jen said...

The first thing I'd get is the Beef TVP. http://www.shelfreliance.com/beef-tvp-1.html

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I think I'd get the Orange drink (http://www.shelfreliance.com/orange-drink-1.html). That way if there was ever a time where we had to drink water that didn't taste so fresh, we could make it taste great!

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Jessica said...

Thanks for the Thrive intro. I will have to include some of their products in my food storage. Would love me some blackberries :)

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Mandy said...

I would love to try the cheese blend!
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Jessica said...

i bought 3 cansolidators - a pantry size for the kitchen and two cupboards for my mini upstairs food storage

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I would get the Cansolidator Pantry ,http://www.shelfreliance.com/cansolidator-pantry.html
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I would get the Cansolidator Cupboard
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