I have eaten many an item from the selection of Auguson Farms, and I think most of their foods are decent, and some of them good. The potato products (with the exception of the mashed potato pearls) are not worth the cost in my opinion, but taste ok. The soups are decent and can be spruced up with fresh veggies/meats. (I did not care much for the cheddar broccoli, but like the creamy soup base and other creamy soups). I would stay AWAY from the TVP, all that I have had from them was not good.
I like the honey powder and the butter powder. I’ll be trying the sour cream powder before long. Their Milk Alternative (Labeled “Morning Moos” Auguson farms bought out “Morning Moos”) is very good. It’s been rated the best tasting milk (It’s not exactly milk, I’ll explain in a sec), out of many different kinds, and has even surpassed real (skin) milk. Morning Moos milk is not precisely milk, because it’s milk, but has some cream and things in with it. As such it won’t last decades like Nonfat Powdered milk, but only 5-10 years. But, because it does have the fat, it is very good tasting. I don’t care for chocolate milk, but think it tastes like a good chocolate milk.
The “Apple Delight” drink tastes just like traditional apple cider (it’s mearly powdered), and is about 1/3rd to 1/4 of the cost of bottled apple cider. The orange delight tastes like a melted orange popcicle, and I think it’s ok, but not great. the peach delight does in fact taste like peach, but was a bit thick for my sake.
I like that their bullion powders do not have msg (sold in #10 cans, and a small 1.5lb or so can—most of their products come in the small cans now, but are much more expensive by weight). That’s the best overview I can give to anyone for now, without specifics. I’ve tried lots of the food, but I don’t remember them all. They sell most anything you can think of that comes freese dried of dehydrated. Take care.
TVP - Textured Vegetable Protein - is kind of chewy to my taste. I’ve tried chicken, ham and beef. My sergeant major and kids seem to like it though. Good over rice or noodles with your choice of sauce.
Its cheap, and provides protein.
I’ve eaten one or two raw snakes in my day (though I’m not a snake-eater!)I think the texture of the TVP is about the same - like eating pencil erasers. But the family seems to be okay with it. Only $10-15 for a lot of meals in a #10 can. Supplement with rice, pasta, and sauce and you’ve got something. (my experience is with Thrive)
Protein and water are hard to address. I’m still working on water...