Hormel Thick & Easy Instant Food & Beverage Thickener

    Hormel Health Labs

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    Hormel Thick & Easy Instant Food & Beverage Thickener from HealthyKin.com makes swallowing easier, more appealing and safer - three easy reasons why Hormel Health Labs' Thick & Easy food thickener is the product of choice used by thousands of healthcare facilities for their swallowing impaired patients. Our thickener is so versatile that it is now possible to thicken all types of hot & cold foods, liquids and supplement drinks without affecting the taste. Simply add our specially formulated thickener to your desired food or liquid, and almost instantly, they become the proper consistency for safe swallowing. Patients with dysphagia can enjoy tasty, nourishing foods, while maintaining a properly hydrated and healthy nutritional status.

    Hormel Thick & Easy Instant Food & Beverage Thickener Features:

    • Blends quickly and smoothly
    • Stops thickening after one minute
    • Retains consistency for shelf life of food or liquid
    • Makes appetizing plate presentations with little effort
    • Gluten free
    • Sugar free
    • Achieves the pureed food consistency necessary for safer swallowing
    • Doesn't bind fluid and is fully digestible
    • Allows for normal hydration
    • Release 98% of available fluid after consumption
    • Powder
    • Appropriate for all ages

    Part numbers: 17938, 17938, 20223, 21929, 07941, 07941, 07925
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      Customer Reviews
      (4.96)
      # of Ratings: 55
      1. on 7/8/2013, said:
      I wrote the long review on 5/31/2013. We're now at honey consistency. We found that with this thickness, all the beverage won't fit back into the original bottle so we put the remaining contents in another cup or in a larger container. When the container is almost empty, we have to turn it upside down in a cup to get it all out so it's not wasted. Still a great product for those who need it and there is no alteration to the taste of the beverage.
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      2. on 2/29/2016, said:
      Absolutely the best thickening product!! We will not be purchasing anything else. Best quality product at a reasonable price.
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      3. on 5/14/2013, said:
      easier to use and half the calories of thick-it
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      4. on 7/18/2013, said:
      Definitely the best of the thickening products we have used. Your pricing is also very good.
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      5. on 7/14/2013, said:
      The best of three thickeners I have used! MVHurley
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      6. on 5/31/2013, said:
      This is great stuff. We've been using this for about 3 years for Mom. The hospital used it and it's a tad more expensive than other brands but this mixes very well and is worth it. We tried the others and this is the one to get. We started with just some thickening to "nectar" and are now approaching the "honey" consistency. We buy zero calorie fruit flavored water, various fruit juices with low sugar but high in antioxidants, and nectar juices (found in the Latin section of store or bodega - these are nice and sweet even if low sugar). Tips for mixing: 1. Do at room temperature and do quickly! Use a measuring cup or other small cup with a pour spout. Mix one heaping teaspoon at a time. Put thickner in cup, add small amount of liquid, stir quickly and pour back into bottle. Repeat as many times as needed to get desired consistency. Until you know how many tsp. are needed for your amount of liquid to thin, you might have to put the lid on and shake it. You can continue to mix more thickner using what you already thickened. Do not dally at any point in the mixing process as it thickens quickly. Doing in small amounts eliminates any clumping. Tip #2: if you have to administer any liquid meds, mix a special batch extra thick to use. Adding additional liquid thins it out so if you start with extra thick, the liquid meds will thin it out to the right consistency. For liquid meds, I start with just a half cup of thickened juice so it can be consumed more quickly. Mom drinks out of a 6 oz child "sipper" cup - without the sipper lid. It fits her mouth, it's easy to handle and manage quantity. Tip #3: It can be zapped in the micro for a few seconds if there is any sensitivity to cold. Tip #5: It's a learning process you have to customize for each individual so be prepared to make adjustments even if the beverage is cold. If too thin, you can add (but do in small quantity) If too thick, they can probably drink it thicker - no harm. Good luck.
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      7. on 2/3/2017, said:
      Excellent product and good price.
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      8. on 2/18/2019, said:
      Excellent product.
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      9. on 1/14/2019, said:
      Good product
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      10. on 11/27/2018, said:
      Great product.
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      11. on 4/8/2019, said:
      Great product.
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      12. on 3/20/2019, said:
      These packets are handy and helpful! Good pricing!
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      13. on 11/26/2018, said:
      excellent
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      14. on 10/16/2018, said:
      Excellent Product
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      15. on 9/6/2018, said:
      Great product
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      16. on 7/26/2018, said:
      great product.
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      17. on 5/1/2018, said:
      Gtreat product
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      18. on 3/31/2018, said:
      This thickener works quickly and gives the fluids an even consistency, unlike others I've tried that are lumpy or goopy. I also really like the 8 oz cans - they are very handy for travel.
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      19. on 3/12/2018, said:
      It thickens faster and easy to mix.
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      20. on 3/12/2018, said:
      great product
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      21. on 1/17/2018, said:
      By far this is the most economical product in that it dissolves the best and like the other brand I used you only need to use 1/2 of the amount they recommend. No clumps and it holds better in the fridge for later use and. Doesn’t lose consistency which is bonus.
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      22. on 1/16/2018, said:
      Excellent product.
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      23. on 12/12/2017, said:
      Excellent product
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      24. on 10/12/2017, said:
      Great product.
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      25. on 8/28/2017, said:
      Excellent product and goog price.
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      26. on 7/31/2017, said:
      We been using Thick & easy thickener for many years. i always like to buy by bulk makes so easy. reasonable price. and is very good compared to other brands. Thanks
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      27. on 7/17/2017, said:
      Excellent product
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      28. on 7/13/2017, said:
      its a great product when you have to use a thickener I would advise anyone that has to to use this .
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      29. on 6/10/2017, said:
      Great thickening product. Thank you!
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      30. on 5/13/2017, said:
      Great product and so useful to take when we wanted to go out for a cup of coffee
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      31. on 5/1/2017, said:
      Excellent product! Dissolves easily. Great price.
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      32. on 3/24/2017, said:
      Excellent product
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      33. on 12/15/2016, said:
      Fabulous product, dissolves easily! Great pricing.
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      34. on 11/27/2016, said:
      excellent product
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      35. on 10/31/2016, said:
      Bet thickening product I have found. Fast shipping too.
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      36. on 10/20/2016, said:
      Great product. Fast shipping. Thank you.
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      37. on 4/30/2016, said:
      Great Product !
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      38. on 3/13/2016, said:
      Best thickening product on the market!
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      39. on 12/7/2015, said:
      Great product and so easy to use when you are "on the go"
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      40. on 8/28/2015, said:
      I feel this product is just what we needed for my Dad . Great Price also, disolves in hot coffee without lumping. I highly recommend this.
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      41. on 8/6/2015, said:
      The lowest calorie thick and it works the best. we've tried the 0 cal simply thick but my wife aspirates with the consistency it makes up.. This is the best we've used !!
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      42. on 2/13/2015, said:
      Very happy with the product and great price too!! Much less expensive to buy in 25# quantity and put into other (reusable) containers myself. We only need to order about every 3-4 months.
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      43. on 12/5/2014, said:
      So easy to use! Throw a few packets in your purse and you can enjoy any beverage, anywhere!
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      44. on 9/17/2014, said:
      Thank you. It came in a timely manner and works very well.
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      45. on 6/1/2014, said:
      it thickens quite good; but would really appreciate it if they would use non GMO corn in the product & label it.
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      46. on 5/25/2014, said:
      This thickener works great! Pre-measured so you know you have the right amount. Dad is drinking lots of water and even enjoyed a coke, now that he has this.
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      47. on 2/28/2014, said:
      I bought it for my sister. It was recommended by her doctor.
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      48. on 2/3/2014, said:
      Have written multiple reviews - still a great product. We purchase fruit juices (apple, cranberry raspberry, blueberry/blackberry, etc.) in 64 oz bottles. Also purchase 0 calorie vitamin fruit waters in 20 oz. bottles. We premix all these so we are not mixing each cup. We have found that some of these thicken even more after refrigeration - some to the point of gel consistency which then has to be thinned. One problem we solved was to stop eye-balling the amount of thickener and are now following mfr. guidelines to get more consistent results. We found that the apple juice thickens more than the blueberry/ blackberry. Mom likes the nectar juices which are naturally thicker - this takes much less thickener than any other beverage. We also mix 2-3 cups at a time and blend with a whisk vs. spoon. We are still working on a recipe for each of the flavored beverages Mom will drink.
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      49. on 12/9/2013, said:
      I keep buying it. My 6th review. Any questions?
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      50. on 11/12/2013, said:
      Don't waste your time and money on other thickeners. Easy to mix, consistently good product - been using it for years with Mom. We're pretty much a pudding consistency now and which is difficult to for the first half but do-able. Last half of cup/glass is spoon fed but it does not alter taste of the fruit juices.
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      51. on 11/12/2013, said:
      The BEST thickening product at the BEST price. Super FAST shipping with GREAT service. Thank you
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      52. on 11/11/2013, said:
      Easy to use and the pricing is great!
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      53. on 9/30/2013, said:
      I've written several of the reviews. Product is still good. Easy to mix. Easy to order and generally arrives in just a few days. Much better product than any of the others and pricing at this site is the lowest I can find.
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      54. on 9/14/2013, said:
      I have been purchasing Thick & easy for my daughter who had a stroke since March. I am completely happy with the service. My order always arrives in just a few days. Thank you. ME
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      55. on 7/4/2013, said:
      Very satisfied with this product. Using it all the time with liquids.
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