There's a popular chain of grocery stores in the Spokane, WA area called Rosauers. Recently my friend Enola Gay put up a couple of blog posts on a rather surprising development at the Rosauers stores -- emergency preparedness foods!
Since there is a Rosauers just a quarter-mile from where Younger Daughter has her fiddle lesson in Spokane, today we decided to stop in and see for ourselves.
Sure enough, there was a huge display of #10 cans full of different items: granola, bread-and-roll mix, pancake mix, potato flakes, things like that. Enola has already done product reviews on two items: honey powder and chocolate milk mix.
I'm not particularly interested in the chocolate milk mix (none of us are huge chocolate fans), but the honey powder sounds wonderful. And at $9.99, I can't argue with the price.
Most of the soup and baking mixes aren't of interest -- we have plenty of basic ingredients for these items -- but wow, they carry powdered eggs and scrambled egg mix! I plan to purchase a couple cans in case we're ever without fresh eggs.
Butter powder is also an intriguing storage item, and though it's pricier, I'd like to have a couple of these tucked away as well.
It pleases me no end to see a mainstream store carrying emergency foods. Prepping as a whole -- no matter how much the mainstream media would like to convince us otherwise -- truly is going mainstream. The more people on board this important subject, the better! Kudos to the Rosauers chain for filling this important niche.