ONE SYSTEM to compare best deal & price

NO ~

it's not going to take this many steps, thank goodness! indecision

(just one step)

(This info is an exact repeat of what can be found under topic "Getting Started" with subtopic "How to Compare". I wanted to have this in 2 different places for extra help.)



There is a SUPER EASY way to tell which

food storage website may have the best deal

as far as the #10 cans go; in other words, which company’s cans have the most product in them and then take into consideration that price and the shipping price to determine the BEST DEAL…….

(see subtopic, “Results”)


Yes, it sure can be confusing because some companies list “less”

in their serving size, but then have lots of servings in the can.

And then the opposite, some have a “large” serving size, but looks like less

because the “servings per container” are low.

Either way, a quick look might fool you and might not be as it seems,


my suggestion to see for yourself!


This comparison is between the #10 cans from…

EE (Emergency Essentials, found at,

T (“Thrive” FD food, found at,

And HNV (honeyville grain, found at

Also, check out Thrive and EE ( and for their recipes! yes


**Keep in mind that "sales" may change where to buy your particular item; for instance, in the below comparison, Thrive didn't seem the best bet for "sweet corn", however in December 2012 - it was on sale and WOULD BEAT OUT THE OTHER TWO.


Here are the items I used in this comparison, just to give you an idea;

you can continue comparing between the items that interest you.

These prices are based on the regular price of the cans, not any "sale" prices:


raspberries, peaches, strawberries, apricots and blueberries, red seedless grapes


green peppers, sweet corn, broccoli, sweet potatoes, celery and zucchini


shredded cheddar cheese, eggs



Find the grams listed...

...then multiply that number by .035 to give you the amount in ounces.

Take that number and multiply by the “servings per container” and you’ll get a number which tells you the “amount of food” that #10 can holds!

Ex: “Sweet Corn”

From EE – It has 21 grams. 21 x .035 = .735 amount in ounces

.735 x 22 (the servings per container) is 16.17 amount of food in that #10 can


EE and HNV are less than $1.00 difference for that same #10 can (and pretty much same shipping price as well).


HNV has 14 grams. 14 x .035 = .49

.49 x 40 (their servings per container) is 19.60 amount of food in their #10 can


So with this comparison, you can see that HNV has the best deal (more in the container). However, mentioned above, Thrive had a sale on sweet corn (in Dec 2012) and that sale price is going to make it, the better deal.... at 21.07 amount of food in their #10 can.


(If there's a big difference in price and I can't tell which one has the better deal, I divide the price and amount down, in half.  If I still can't tell, I divide it down again. There must be a better way but that works; but most items are clear cut to see which is the better deal.)


Here’s where to find the info you’ll need to compare:

From EE – click on the food item you’re interested in. Right below the “title” of that food, you’ll see written “show nutritional information”. Click on that to get your grams and servings per container.

From HNV – click on the food item you’re interested in. You’ll see a tiny black and white box below the picture of that canned food. Click on it and see “Nutrition Facts” to get your info.

From Thrive – click on the food item you’re interested in. You’ll see a list to the right, listing all the ways they offer that food – in a pouch, #10 can, pantry can, etc. Take note of the “servings” listed there for the #10 can, then scroll down to see the “Nutritional Facts” to see the grams listed.



From EE:  If you type in “sweet potatoes” in their search box (plural) it won’t come up – looks like they don’t carry it; but if you write it in the singular form – “sweet potato”, it’ll come up.

*And with HNV, not for every item, but with some, they offer a CAN and a LARGE CAN. If your food item lists both, the ‘CAN’ is a smaller can, not the #10 size can.

But what is confusing is if you’re looking for an item and it lists only “CAN”, you may think it’s the smaller one because of the previous statement, but if it doesn’t offer the “large can” too, it’s the #10 size can.

So bottom line – if both are offered, then “CAN” is the smaller size.

If “CAN” is listed by itself, it’s the regular #10 size.





But no biggie though -

all sites have fantastic information and "helps" to assist us in our preparation needs.







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