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Hoosier Hill Farm


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I came across this site the other day:

 

www.hoosierhillfarm.com

 

They have a bunch of intriguing products that I don't normally see stocked in the grocery stores.  Dehydrated butter, for one.  Has anyone used their products?   Are they any good?  Amazon users for the most part seem to like them.

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I guess I have to ask, is dehydrated butter just a powder? Add water to re-hydrate? Aside from backpackers wanting to conserve weight and preppers seeking long term storage, why would such a thing be appealing?

 

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They make good products. One of my favorites is their porcini mushroom powder which is an excellent addition to soups, stews, and risotto (and as part of a rub for grilled meats). The particle size on that powder is better than I can get from buying mushrooms and blending them myself. Their spray-dried cheese powders are also good and are great for topping for popcorn or homemade potato chips. I haven't used the dehydrated butter, but I imagine it'd be good for that purpose too. I've also purchased whole spices from them and have been pleased with the quality/price ratio. Most, if not all, of their products are available on Amazon, where you can check out reviews. Give them a try!

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2 hours ago, palo said:

I guess I have to ask, is dehydrated butter just a powder? Add water to re-hydrate? Aside from backpackers wanting to conserve weight and preppers seeking long term storage, why would such a thing be appealing?

 

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I don't know much about any of their products and about some, I know nothing, dehydrated butter being a case in point.  That is why I started this post, to see what people know about their products.

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Dehydrated butter (in #10 cans) is a very common thing to find in the pantries and storage rooms of 'preppers' (me included). It really is not useful for putting on toast (and honestly I wouldn't even try to 'rehydrate' it the way one might a peanut butter powder) but it works well for baking (and sauces too). Haven't tried the ones from the supplier you mentioned, ElsieD, but I have bought several cans in the US from Emergency Essentials and similar places. They do vary in quality however - so if you are in the market for some, I suggest you do some research first to see what 'preppers' say about a particular brand.

 

I see HoosierHill's powdered butter only stores short term (in my opinion - about a year) but that is probably because of the packaging more than anything - and is GMO free which is good but those things are also reflected in the price which I think is fairly high compared to others on the market (which may not be identified as GMO-free mind you).

 

For butter that will store fairly long term but will be great on toast, etc., go for Red Feathers canned butter (which is real butter, not dehydrated).

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