Where to Purchase
You can purchase nonfat dry milk and powdered eggs at most local grocery stores. Make sure that you wait until there is an “Emergency Sale” that goes on because you can save a couple of dollars.
If you want to buy it online, check out some of the websites already listed under food storage – most of the sites offer these products. Crystal over at Everyday Food Storage recommends buying powdered eggs at www.honeyvillegrain.com because you get flat rate shipping!
The best price for nonfat dry milk is available at the Home Storage Centers (LDS Canneries).
- Some of us are not willing to give up dairy milk and switch to powdered milk completely–I understand! If you were to use just 2 quarts of powdered milk in your cooking a week instead of regular milk – you would save $27.57 a year!
- Let’s take that even further – the average price of a gallon in milk in the USA is $3.50 (2009) – if you were to buy 2 gallons of milk a week it would cost $364/year. What if you switched to powdered milk? Since you can get 51/2 gallons from one #10 can of powdered milk – it would cost you just $144/year. That is a savings of $220 over a year!! Not to mention you don’t have to run to the grocery store every time you run out of milk.
- Let’s check out powdered eggs. The average cost of a dozen eggs in the USA is $2.20. That means it costs around 19cents/egg. The average #10 can comes with 226 eggs (18 dozen). The cost of a can of powdered eggs is on average $19.99. That makes each egg cost around 9 cents/egg. That is half the cost!
- Let’s say you use around a dozen eggs every week. If you were to switch from regular eggs to powdered eggs, you would save $57 every year!! AND you would not have to be the “begging” neighbor every time you realize you are out of eggs – after you started making cookies!
Low Cost or Homemade Options
- Powdered milk and powdered eggs are great alternatives to regular milk and eggs!
- Cooking With Powdered Milk: Visit Crystal where she answers frequently asked questions about powdered milk.
- Cooking with Powdered Eggs: Visit Crystal where she answers frequently asked questions about powdered eggs.