Holly Cooley

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I've been a Thrive Life consultant for over 10 years and I absolutely love my job!  I get to share the best food on the planet and I get to teach people how they can create healthy quick dinners for their family so they have more time to spend around the dinner table.

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This is great tasting, nutrient dense food packaged in double lined cans designed to keep the good stuff in and the bad stuff out. The 25 year shelf life comes in handy too!

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Comparing the Cost of Thrive Sausage Crumbles to the Grocery Store

October 8, 2013

Sausage Comparison

by Holly Cooley


Lately I've been asked more and more about the prices of THRIVE foods and how the prices compare to grocery store prices. This is such a great question and I several comparisons on file that have been done which show that THRIVE is, indeed an economical product. I know that when I make meals for my family, they generally work out to be WAY cheaper than convenience foods and yet they're just as simple to fix.


Well I decided I would take a little bit of time and work out a price comparison for one of my favorite THRIVE products—Sausage Crumbles. I'm going to be doing this with other THRIVE products that we use at the Cooley-plex, but this is a good place to start.


As I said, FD Sausage Crumbles are one of my favorite products. Do you want to know why? It's because I never have to fry sausage again! I will never have to clean up a greasy skillet, or greasy stove, or lose a t-shirt to grease splatters! And I don't have to worry about getting burned by flying grease! Add to that the fact that I have a Q—saving my time and gas as well. In the past I've lost food when freezers have quit, or doors haven't been shut properly—with Thrive I can have Sausage on hand and not worry about freezer space or dependability. An un-opened can of sausage has a 25 year shelf life and I've got a year to use it once I've opened it. Trust me—it never lasts that long in this house! =)


Oh, and did I mention that I can make my husband an omelette in two minutes or less with the sausage crumbles, spinach, mushrooms, or whatever he wants in it?


So, beyond these obvious perks, I wanted to know what the actual price difference really was. The equivalents chart recommends that 2 ½ Cups of the FD Sausage would be equal to a lb of sausage. Well, that always seems like way too much to me and I always used a little over a cup when I cooked with it.


I decided to find out once and for all how this all broke down.


My first step was to go to the local meat market and purchase a pound of sausage. Here in Virginia that sausage was $4.05/lb. I brought it home and fried it up in a skillet (I narrowly escaped getting burned with popping grease!). Then I transferred it to a strainer to remove the grease and allow to cool.


While I was frying, I measured out 1 ½ Cups (my guess on the equivalent THRIVE Sausage Crumbles, added a cup of warm water and let it soak for about 20 minutes—the amount of time it took to fry the sausage.


Next I got out my digital food scale. I got out two identical bowls and weighed them. Then I filled one bowl with the freshly fried sausage from the meat market and weighed it. Since the sausage was good quality and there hadn't been a ridiculous amount of grease in the skillet I was surprised to find that a pound of sausage, after rendering the fat, had been reduced to 11.2 oz.


Next I drained the Sausage Crumbles and placed some in the other bowl. After carefully adding so that I came up with 11.2 oz, I found that I actually had a bit more left! So I went back to the drawing board and re-hydrated another 1 1/3 cups of Sausage Crumbles, drained, and it came out to 11.2 oz. So there was my answer to the actual equivalent!


1 1/3 Cups Sausage Crumbles, soaked in 1 Cup water = 1 Lb of Sausage.


So after doing the math on all of this, these are my findings:


There are the equivalent of 9 pounds of Sausage in a #10 can.


At the current price, that means I am paying $4.99/lb for my Sausage Crumbles.


This means I am paying .94 cents more per pound over the cost of fresh.


That's less than a dollar to have someone shop for my sausage; deliver it to my kitchen; fry my sausage; clean up my stove and the greasy skillet afterward; package it so that I can store it in my pantry for 25 years, so I can just scoop it out whenever I want it.


Sausage on demand! I like it!







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