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I can't believe you can still get Knorrs Sides at Wallyworld for a buck. Tasty, filling and easy to make!
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I can't believe you can still get Knorrs Sides at Wallyworld for a buck. Tasty, filling and easy to make!
It cost Knorr basically nothing to make. Flavored starch is cheap.

Go look at the amount of pasta or rice you can buy for the same dollar, compared to that tiny Knorr pouch.

They took out 3/4 of the starch and threw in a bit of maltodextrin and food lab flavoring.

You could have done basically the same with a teaspoon of bouillon for a lot less.
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I like Knorrs sides myself. Maybe you could cut some ultra thin sketty up in a meat grinder,add a hand full of rice and some flavored bouillon to get a base. Tomato bouillon for Spanish rice, chicken or beef with dehydrated broccoli for others.

Might be something worth experimenting with. The EMT guy on here from Montana posted a recipe using Knorr tomato bouillon with rotel for Spanish rice that is really good, easy and cheap. Man, my wheels are a turning now


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Cooked all my life,Knorr has great products.
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It cost Knorr basically nothing to make. Flavored starch is cheap.

Go look at the amount of pasta or rice you can buy for the same dollar, compared to that tiny Knorr pouch.

They took out 3/4 of the starch and threw in a bit of maltodextrin and food lab flavoring.

You could have done basically the same with a teaspoon of bouillon for a lot less.
C'mon Zeke-it's a buck, it's tasty and quick!
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I've always sorta liked Knorr sides. They're not a gourmet treat by any stretch, but they are useful in their own way, the same as canned goods are. But I have to say, even at a buck a piece, it's highway robbery for what you get. They're selling convenience. The same reason lunch meats cost as much as mid range cuts of beef.
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There are recipes on the web for copycat Knorrs and Rice a Roni. They are easy to make.
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Thier Pesto, Creamy-Pesto and 'Parma-Rosa' packets are Great 'expanders' (+ Olive oil & milk (even powdered, if-necessary) at most) for pasta-nites, and LTS very well..

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I have always kept Knorr sides in the panty & camping food supplies.
Simple, easy, quick to prepare & filling.

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big lots will often have the knorrs for $.60 a piece. i stock several as they keep well. it becomes a much more dollar wise purchase when you add additional pasta, veggies, rice or meat to it to make a quick meal. basically extending the packaged product and using its seasoning. I think this is real value in this type of emergency stock. add a cup of rice, a can of veggies and a can of tuna and you have a meal that will feed a family.

same rational with soup mixes, mac n cheese, stuff like that. being a single father of 2 boys these can be life savers when i am home late from work and they are ready to be fed.
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The Knorrs stuff is good for camping and hiking when weight matters. I keep it in the back pack.
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C'mon Zeke-it's a buck, it's tasty and quick!
Whoa, I'm not shaming you.

I'm just teaching you.

Yes, they are easy, taste pretty good, and a dollar is pocket change these days.

That said, Knorr is still making big money off this because that packet likely cost them a nickel and they sold it for 20 cents to the store. I mean, paper clips and post-it notes were very profitable inventions at a subfaction of a cent apiece.

My main point is when income is tight or store shelves are bare this stuff is super easy to make from scratch from storage food, costs less than those pouches, and doesn't go rancid as fast.

Most of those Knorr pouches have a bit of powdered unsaturated fat that goes rancid in a year or two.


Try this sometime. Put 2 cups of water to boil on the stove. Add a couple pinches of garlic powder and dried onion flakes. Add a teaspoon of any oil. Add a 2 spoons of bouillon powder. When it gets to boil then add a cup of white or parboiled rice. Bring back to boil and then turn to simmer, stir once, cover the pot, and let it simmer 10 minutes. When that time is up then move the still covered pot to a dead burner and ignore it while you finish making the rest of your dinner, or at least another 10 to 15 minutes. When ready to plate up then lift the lid and fluff the finished flavored rice. Total cost should be under a quarter if you have all those supplies.



Sure, buy them if you like the convenience, but that is all they are.

Cost, taste, and storage ability are better done from your own bulk stores.
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...Try this sometime.
Yep.. Another one (we do often..):

1x 25˘ bag of 'Pagasa' brand pasta (and sometimes they're on sale, 5x bags for that Same buck for 1x Knorr's side..) Our family-fave is the 'mini-shells'...

- Boil-up, as you would any quicky-cook pasta, Drain, back in pot, add: 2/3 cup Milk (or fav milk-sub, ie: Almond, etc), 1 Tbsp. butter (we like the 'olive oil spreads'..) couple dashes of garlic salt (sparing!), Basil-flakes (if no fresh is avail.) and parmesan/romano blend cheese.. Simmer on low till all is blended, and serve to the delight of all. Perfect-size 'modest-serving side' for 3 adults (not 3 Hogs..

Point-being - Not to 'knock Knorrs', but.. Yep, you certainly Can 'DIY for less', and end up with.. More.

Knorr sides certainly-are great for camp-paks, tho.

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Only on this forum...$1, ment to be a side and cooks usually in 7min yet is still expensive. Lol.

We always have these around. Great for camping and for the food your getting they actually take as much water as a MH meal yet dont taste like cardboard.

They can be tricky to find for $1 any more but have since added alot of variety in the last decade or so.
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Only on this forum...$1, ment to be a side and cooks usually in 7min yet is still expensive. Lol.
Not really.

I've bought cheap $500 items and expensive $5 items.
It's all about value for your $.
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Not really.

I've bought cheap $500 items and expensive $5 items.
It's all about value for your $.
Yup, price and value are not synonymous.
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Once in awhile we all need something in a single packet to grab, open, add boiling water and while that sits there, crank open a can of canned chicken. And eat. If you can do that for $1 on the packet side of things, so be it! Yes it is healthier & tastier if you open up 15 different little tiny containers of spices, noodles/rice, and throw in some frozen veggies....but that takes a little more time, which doesn't happen all of the time (but probably right now, everyone mostly has a lot more time, and perhaps they are finding their cupboards or freezer is a little sparse) so if you had 20 packets of Knorr Sides in your cupboard, along side 20 cans of salmon, tuna, chicken, or chili beans, you're good to go.
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[QUOTE=Nomad, 2nd;20330854]Not really.

I've bought cheap $500 items and expensive $5 items.
It's all about value for your $.[/QUOTE
Exactualy. Rice and beans are cheaper but that's not what your buying here. Your buying quick and fast....and some times thats what you need or else fast food places wouldnt be in business.
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