Wednesday, May 2, 2012

How 'bout Something to Make Life Easier?

  I thought I would take a minute to share with you our new product line and my thoughts on these new products. Shelf Reliance has always had the utmost concern for quality and nutrition as well as convenience. It is that concern that led them to develop this great line of entrees, soups and sides.

Introducing THRIVE Express!

  THRIVE Express was developed with the help of Shelf Reliance's in-house chef, Chef Todd. THRIVE Express was created using the fantastic THRIVE products you already know and love and they're all-natural, which means no dyes.
  I had the opportunity at Shelf Reliance Convention to try each of the 12 products in the new THRIVE line. Here's my take on each (I rated each product 1-10 with 10 being the best):


  • Baked Potato Cheese Soup- 5 year shelf life    $1.60/serving
  This is a good soup, but to me it had a little bit of a funny after-taste. *I give it a 5 out of 10
  • Broccoli Cheese Soup- 5 year shelf life    $1.60/serving
  Decent soup. I have to admit, I like our Broccoli Soup from our old entree line better. *I give it a 6 out of 10
  • Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup- 5 year shelf life    $1.60/serving
  I'm quite particular about chicken noodle soup because my grandmother's homemade recipe is so delicious, so this one wasn't a hit with me. It was tasty, just not like grandma's. The other consultants I was with enjoyed it thoroughly. *I give it a 6 out of 10
  • Creamy Garden Vegetable Chowder- 5 year shelf life    $1.60/serving
  I enjoyed this chowder. I think it could have had a few more chunks in it, so I plan to throw in some extra THRIVE veggies. *I give it an 8 out of 10
  • Hearty Chili with Beans- 5 year shelf life    $1.85/serving
  This is a yummy chili. It's quite spicy though, so if your family isn't into spicy foods, this may not be for you. *I give it an 8 out of 10


  • Chili Lime Chicken Rice- 5 year shelf life    $2.67/serving
  This was a tasty dish. It would go great with a tossed green salad for a very inexpensive meal. *I give it an 8 out of 10 
  • Loaded Scalloped Potatoes- 5 year shelf life    $2.33/serving
  Again, I'm a little particular because I'm a cook-from-scratch kind of gal. Overall it was good for a pre-packaged meal. *I give it a 7 out of 10
  • Wild Rice Pilaf- 5 year shelf life    $1.15/serving
  This was a pretty good rice. It's healthier than store-bought rice dishes, but I hate to admit when I don't make rice pilaf from my own recipe, there's a particular store-bought rice mix I prefer over the THRIVE Express version. *I give it a 6 out of 10


  • Creamy Beef and Noodles- 5 year shelf life    $2.47/serving
  Better known as stroganoff, it's pretty tasty for a pre-packaged meal. *I give it a 7 out of 10
  • Garden Fresh Vegetable Pasta- 5 year shelf life    $2.56/serving
  Not a favorite. In fact, there wasn't a consultant I talked to at Convention who liked it. *I give it a 2 out of 10
  • Pasta Carbonara- 5 year shelf life    $2.13/serving
  This was my favorite. It's very fresh and light. *I give it a 9 out of 10
  • Southwest Style Chicken and Rice- 5 year shelf life    $1.85/serving
  This entree was also quite tasty. It's another spicy one so again, if you have a family of sensitive palates, this might not be the one for you. *I give it an 8 out of 10

  Overall, I think the new THRIVE Express line will be a great addition to your Home Store. The foods are healthy and easy to prepare, not to mention a whole lot cheaper than fast food at the drive-through. 
  I would recommend trying all the foods for yourself to see which ones your family likes best. Not everyone likes (or dislikes) the same things. The best option for trying all the new dishes would be to purchase the Variety 12-Pack. The Variety Pack comes with one pouch of each of the products in the line and is $84.99 (an average of $1.91/serving) for Q customers, or when you purchase directly through me. You may also purchase the 12-Pack from my Shelf Reliance website for $89.99 if you would prefer to place the order yourself.

Autumn Christiansen    Independent Consultant-Shelf Reliance  435-723-0977 

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