My Review of Legacy Food Storage Old Fashion Pancake Mix
I got some Legacy long term storage meals recently and wanted to give a
review of these products. I'll review the Old Fashioned Pancake Mix today. I
will discuss the preparation, how it tasted, how this product can be utilized
by the outdoors person and the pros and cons of Legacy foods.
In the interest of full disclosure I am an affiliate of Legacy Food Storage.
I place their ads on my web site mikecalabrese.xyz and make a small
commission on any sales that go through those links on my site. I was
approached by Legacy and asked if I could evaluate some of their product. So
I agreed. This is the first of 3 reviews for 3 of their products.
Legacy Old Fashioned
When car camping or RV camping in the past I have made pancakes a number of
times using a variety of brands. When RV camping I usually made enough to eat
for that morning and then froze the rest for another day. I wasn't planning
on car camping or RV camping right now. So for this test I elected
to just make these pancakes at home. I used all the contents of the package,
which yielded 3
cups of mix, then 1.5 cups of water and a decent amount of oil. Normally I
use canola oil but ran out so I used olive oil. I coated the pan with butter,
started the burner off at medium heat and turned it down by small increments
while cooking until it was at low near the end. The package said that it
would make 16 four inch pancakes. Mine were 5 inches in diameter and were over a half inch thick. So I only got 6 pancakes out of this package.
Batter is made and
ready to cook.
As far as looks go the pancakes were flakey, thick and had a nice golden
color. As far as taste they were excellent. I ate two pancakes today and
froze four more for later. I ate them with maple syrup and butter.
The first pancake is
ready to eat.
As far as how this product can be utilized by the outdoors person I believe
that in my twenty plus years and 2,000 miles plus of backpacking I only saw 1
couple make pancakes on the trail. One reason is that the equipment
required, a propane stove, a flat top cooking surface and the oil, butter and
syrup needed, would take up a lot of weight. Backpackers always strive to
keep the weight down. That's why I have only seen 1 couple make these. In
my opinion, this product would be ideal for the car camper, RV camper,
canoer ( I guess that's what you call someone who travels in a canoe for
adventure) or hunter. All of these groups usually have the means to haul all
of the gear needed to make pancakes in the wild. I have personally made
pancakes for my kids while car camping and for myself and my better half
numerous times while RV camping. In the RV you can always make extras and
freeze them. This is not always possible while at a hunting cabin or while
camping in a tent.
Here is the
Now for the pros and cons of Legacy foods: The mix of the pancakes that I
sampled looked just like other pancake mixes so I am not sure if they are
freeze dried. But they still have an up to 25 year shelf life. The products
are non-GMO, Kosher, vegan, available in gluten free and are the lowest cost
per pound long term storage food company. Legacy has free shipping. And
best of all, the food tastes good. The products usually come 4 servings to
a pouch. If you are camping by yourself, you will have to split the portions.
You can use plastic freezer bags to accomplish this. Legacy packs them this
way to keep costs down. Just like they don't put reclosable zip seals on
their packages and don't include meat in their products. Nowadays you can
buy pouches of chicken, tuna, salmon or beef to add to some of their lunch/
dinner entres. You can add spices as well. You can add fruit like
blueberries, apples or peaches to these pancakes. They could be freeze dried
or fresh fruit. The sodium levels are a bit high but they are lower than the
competition. This is what helps preserve the food and they use sea salt.
They must be good!
When you go to the Legacy website it is a bit intimidating at first. You see
groupings of long term storage food on pallets costing as much as a used car
and having long term financing available. The reason for this is that
Legacys main customer base consists of those that store food for long term
periods for various reasons. And the more you buy, the less expensive the
price per pound of your food is. If you look around their web site you can
find sampler packs that contain 4 to 6 pouches of food for a reasonable price.
And their closeout/deal area has very good prices on stuff. Legacy does not
sell single serve single pouches of their products. Again, this is to keep
These will be frozen
Overall I had a good experience making and eating these pancakes. My current
impression of Legacy foods is very good after this experience. I can't wait
to prepare, consume and report on their Chili Mac and Stroganoff freeze dried
meals. Check back here soon for these reports. And please patronize our
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