Legacy Food Storage

Legacy Food Storage

Legacy Food Storage, rated best tasting storage food in blind test studies, is a company who has teamed with Honeyville Farms for a higher standard in quality and production of non-GMO products, which are produced and manufactured in the USA.  

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The Good

  • Distribution
  • Products
  • Pet food
  • Social media

Legacy manufactures their products for local and online market places such as RC Willey stores, Amazon.com, and Off Grid Outpost, among other leading retailers, making it simple for consumers to find what they need while running errands. Should consumers wish to market and sell their products, they have that option by calling the toll free number on their website. Consumers will also find a complete product catalog, along with product information and small bits of educational references, directly on their website. They also offer a table graph to help individuals calculate how much food they really need to store for their families for up to a year. This graph can be found on the bottom of their FAQ page.

As with many companies, they provide several products with up to a 25 year shelf life. We noticed that the website information is a little conflicting with one statement saying up to 25 year shelf life, whereas another statement says 25+ years. Either way, 25 years is the average shelf life of most food storage. Single buckets come in as small as a 16 serving option up to 183 servings. One of the positive attributes of this company is they offer a gluten free product line providing nine different entrées, which is pretty impressive compared to some of its competitors.

For the pet lovers out there, they also offer long-term, 30 pound buckets of dog or cat food with a 10 year shelf life. Pet food has all the necessary requirements such as grains, veggies and fruits, vitamins and minerals, as well as high-quality protein such as chicken and eggs.

For those who enjoy staying up to date on products via social media, they provide up to date articles providing the latest news and information concerning survival, holidays, emergency prep tips, etc.

The Bad

  • State limitations
  • No online purchasing
  • Relief efforts

Because of certain state regulations, some kits and products may not be shipped to states such as AK, AR, CA, DC, FL, HI, MA, NC, NJ, NV, NY, or SC. This is not a negative factor against this business, it's only something to consider when making a purchase.

Products must be purchased at local retailers and may not be purchased directly through their website. This method leaves room for merchants to hike their prices, rather than getting those distributor prices consumers seek. However, if consumers are unable to locate goods locally, their customer service team is willing to offer assistance by calling (888) 545-6265. There is one major influencing factor in the purchasing decision they conveniently left out of their website and product catalog - the prices. It is more likely a sales tactic to get consumers on the phone as we found reviews stating the prices were exceptionally fair. For example, one consumer stated a 183 serving container came in at $280, which is a little bit pricier compared to other companies we have reviewed.

Being such a large corporation of emergency prep goods, it's a bit odd knowing they have yet to demonstrate local relief efforts during times of natural disasters. One aspect they have stepped up on is teaming up with an Oklahoma based emergency prep business providing them with essential goods for the state's high rate of natural disasters, although this still seems as though it is more focused on sales, than humanitarian efforts.

The Bottom Line

This company offers a massive product line, inclusive of gluten free products which are all produced in the USA. There are mixed consumer reviews scattered around the web concerning taste. Some state it's horrible, such as the stroganoff, as well as other noodle dishes, while other provide rave reviews on products such as juices and fruits. All in all, this is certainly a company to look into for all food storage and survival kit needs, as they are fairly priced and, from our experience, provide excellent customer service.

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    July 21st, 2016 Kennewick, WA

    False advertising: 1.) Packages leaked between Legacy and my home. How can the ensure they will last 25 years when they didn't make it two weeks? They can't! The variations in Vacuum sealing within the same food products was either Vacuum- tight (as it should be), or it was very very loose and there was plenty of air. Legacy Foods says there is some leftover nitrogen that causes this. I call BS! 2.) Variations in Servings per bag went from 16 servings to 19.Their video explains "Emergency food storage manufacturers shrink their serving sizes to pitiful amounts, in order to increase their profit margins". And " It's common in the food industry". Then makes the claim "Legacy Food Storage doesn't cut serving sizes". YES THEY DO ! Here's the direct quote from a reply in an e-mail I received from Legacy: "Our previous manufacture stated the serving size to be 28 grams making it 16 servings for 1 pound bag". "Now our manufacture states the serving size is to be 24 grams making it 19 servings for a 1 pound bag". They guarantee the food to last for 25 years. 1.) But many state they expire way before then. 2.) Many of my meat packages and other foods were without any Date of Manufacture, Lot Code, or the RHB # (The packaging machine that sealed the food.) so there is absolutely NO WAY to trace when or where it came from. 3.) They changed the method of dating the food from a basic Mo/Day/Year, to what the representative at Legacy said : "is not a normal date like we are used to seeing which is a "Julian Date" which would show the year first then the actual day of the year". 4.) A recent order of Freeze Dried Meats that I ordered on May 15th had a stamp that said: "Date of Manufacture:October 06, 2016". Leagcy's response was to have me: " please send us those and we will replace them with new packages with the correct dates". NO WAY !! I'm contacting an attorney and starting legal proceedings to begin investigating this company and the foods that have been dumped on their customers with the same issues. Legacy stated: "Many of the issues in your email, are in fact known errors that we have discovered. Although, it is usually through our customers with a very keen eye that we learn about these". And: "Once we discover an error, typically a sticker with correct information is placed on the remaining packages and changes are made to the black plate for future printing. Should a package change design, this process starts all over again". I've never received any notification about products that may have any issues that I should be aware of or that Legacy had found problems and a correction "Sticker" needed to be placed on the package. The Attorney General and the Public needs to be notified about these serious problems that likely will affect their long-term, survival food products that have been purchased at least within the past three years (when I first ordered food from Legacy and discovered the problems went back to, AFTER I started checking the date stamps because I saw the FUTURE "Date of Manufacture" Stamps.

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