When you read this post, you are going to find out how detailed I am. I have to blame it on my pioneer ancestor William Clayton who penned “Come, Come, Ye Saints” and The Latter-Day Saints’ Emigrants’ Guide; the guide that showed pioneers the “Table of Distances, Showing all the Springs, Creeks, Rivers, Hills, Mountains, Camping Places, and all Other Notable Places, From Council Bluffs, to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake.”
But you don’t have to be like me. Just benefit from my detail-itis. I spent several looooong hours over the past few days creating a Price Comparison of Dry Foods from Food Storage Companies. Many of you have asked where to get food storage foods. My list isn’t all the companies in the world, but the ones I personally was interested in comparing. You may have noticed that I don’t promote any food storage companies on my blog. And after you look at this spreadsheet you will understand why. You can’t compare apples to oranges very easily. These are the companies I compared:
I discovered that not all #10 cans are created equal (packed equally), so I had to convert all weights of the #10 cans into ounces. I also listed some foods in pails (buckets) and bags. But my list is not all encompassing. Mostly the items I was interested in comparing. Just because they are on the list doesn’t mean I store them all. Some companies carry many more items than I listed, and you can go to their individual websites to read more. I definitely believe I have some errors in this spreadsheet (who wouldn’t) and prices will change, but overall you can use it as a Latter Day Saints’ Food Storage Guide to compare prices between these companies. This is definitely a labor of love. I hope you find it useful.
Note: You will find that you can save a lot of money if you package your own food (member or non-member) at the LDS Family Storage Center. That is why these prices are lower because you do the labor. If you are not a member of the LDS church, I believe you may go there with an LDS friend. Someone correct me on this if I am wrong.