I’m a pretty deliberate shopper and like to look for the best deals. But not at the expense of quality, right? Still, occasionally what you think you’re getting doesn’t always end up to be exactly what you expected. This is something that I have known for quite some time.
I was recently made aware of it again when I decided to use some of my freeze dried asparagus. See, I LOVE asparagus! And I love having it readily available for adding to a quiche, or Risotto, or whatever it is that I’m cooking.
I love it so much that one spring I planted 50 asparagus starts!! I was going to have asparagus, dog-gone it! Well, that turned out to be a popular dining situation for the deer that year...they ate every last bit. They still think I’m awesome.
I love it so much that I had previously purchased some freeze dried Asparagus. I had to purchase from a different company because Thrive Life (Formerly Shelf Reliance) didn’t have Asparagus yet. So imagine how excited I was when Thrive Life finally came out with Asparagus in 2013! It was wonderful! I love how quickly it rehydrates, and it tastes so delicious! And their quality has never once let me down.
Well, the other day I needed to open a can of asparagus and decided I should open a can from the other company to see how the competitor compared to our Thrive Asparagus.
Well, one picture is worth a thousand words as they say...
...and in this case, they are absolutely right. Have a look for yourself.
I was pretty shocked when I saw the tiny little Asparagus bits from the other company!
And I mean TINY!
In fact, I had to go and open up a new can of THRIVE Asparagus just to see if I remembered it correctly!
The size is not the only disapointment--the taste is somewhat lacking as well in case you are wondering.
So now the only thing I need to do is to figure out how to hurry and use up this other brand so I can get back to enjoying THRIVE!
ALSO, I need to remember not to be so impatient next time...
Just so you know, last year I was successfully able to start about a dozen Asparagus plants in my garden. I protected them from the deer and they came up this spring, so, hopefully we will be able to harvest a decent crop early next Spring.
But until then...
Thrive Life continues to deliver all my favorite farm fresh,delicious, non GMO foods, right to my door. It can’t get any more convenient than that.
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