Survival Saturday – Corn Chowdah


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For those (few) of you who aren’t following the weather here in New England, we have a lot of snow. Admittedly, it is quickly being reduced due to rain, but still, a foot of the white stuff is just sitting around on the ground. You know how snow is * eye roll *   So what better food to try out than a quintessential New England food, Corn Chowder?



Nutritional Info:



Directions & Ingredients:



Things Needed:

4 Cups Water

1 Package Corn Chowder


If you can see any corn to “cook until tender”, please let me know!


Optional Items:


Corn. Pretty self-explanatory for “CORN” chowder right?


Diced onions make almost everything better (except breakfast cereal)


Crackers go well with lots of stuff, like peanut butter, cheese and even soups!



After our last run-in with Efood and their “Potato” Cheddar Soup, we honestly weren’t to hopeful. Mrs B made up a batch of cheese sticks just in case we had to throw this away instead of eating it. Thankfully, we ate the whole batch of this Corn Chowder.


You know, I’m not sure ANY of these foods have ever looked appetizing

It was a mild chowder with a nice white sauce base that we both liked. Mrs B really liked it with the additional corn, while I had one bowl with corn and one bowl with crackers. For me, crackers won hands down. I liked the crackers because they bulked it up and made it thicker  instead of so soupy.. I had put the onions in raw and I wished I had sauteed them first, as they were still a little crunchy, but they sure did add some nice flavor.

By the time we were done we both agreed that we’d eat this again and even eat it voluntarily 🙂 If I were to ever order more through Efoods, I’d buy a case of this.


Edited to Add:

I just searched for Efoodsdirect. They are no longer in business. So no case of this!



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45 thoughts on “Survival Saturday – Corn Chowdah

  1. I tried a corn chowder soup mix at Aldi a few years back and loved it but they don’t do it anymore which is disappointing. I sort of need to experiment with my own recipe!

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  2. salonimore1702 says:

    I’m still zooming into the picture trying to find corn in the packet hahaha 🙂

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  3. I have never had a chowder soup 🙈

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  4. Manuel Antao says:

    There was one time I was having corn on the cob in a Gourmet Burger Restaurant, and a man on another table said that he was impressed that I was eating it straight off the cob. On another table someone was using their knife to cut of the corn kernels and put them in their salad. Just wrong. Also sweetcorn on pizza is wrong. It’s the equivalent of the pizza being a really excellent tv series, and putting sweetcorn on top is the equivalent of changing the sex of the main character. Now I only eat corn on the cob at home, where I can indulge the guilty pleasure of chewing the buttery kernels off the cob. Reminds me of camping holidays in Lisbon.

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    • Bookstooge says:

      The only time I ever cut corn on the cob off the cob was when I had braces as a teenager 😀 Other than that, slather that butter on and watch me chow down!

      I’m with you on corn on pizza. The principle seems the same for pineapple. I’m not a fan of anything sweet on pizzas.

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  5. Well, that looked yummy! I never had corn chowder soup. I don’t think I ever tried dehydrated food they are not really common in France (or I never paid attention). I agree with you, onions make everything better (except breath if you eat them raw) did you know that some pizza places were grilling onions to get more clients? Because the smell of cooked onions is really appetizing.

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    • Bookstooge says:

      Oh man, grilling onions to draw people in. I can totally believe it! They smell so good!!!!!

      I follow someone from the UK who is a semi-prepper and she has had a VERY hard time getting a hold of long term food. My guess is that there just isn’t the same market for it the EU as there is here in the US.

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      • Yeah in the EU we have pretty strict laws on food and I know there are some US products we can’t get at all.

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        • Bookstooge says:

          Oh yeah, I remember a few years ago there was some ker-fluffle about a soda here (mountain dew, very popular among teens) that had some ingredient that the EU wouldn’t allow and the company used the incident to spin some big PR campaign here in the US. I don’t even remember what the ingredient was anymore 😀


  6. Rebecca says:

    Yum, corn chowder! Was there ANY corn in the dehydrated mix at all?? 😂

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    • Bookstooge says:

      Not that we could see. I figured it was completely powdered in the dehydrating process and was flavor instead of bulk. It was weird though, seeing something called “corn chowder” and not seeing any corn 😀

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  7. Strange this didn’t have corn in it…corn flavoring, maybe? LOL! I don’t know, I like chowders…but one made from dehydrated powder doesn’t sound too appetizing!

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  8. Wait, did you buy the onion already chopped?? Or did you do it yourself & just kept it in that container?
    We get bags of peeled ones for work (same with potatoes & pumpkin^^), but that’s as far as it goes 😀

    Thick soup is the BEST thing in winter, so I approve. Also of the ‘optional’ grated cheese on top. Cheese on everything!

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    • Bookstooge says:

      Yes, we buy diced onions (and mixed onions and peppers for burritos) from the grocery store. Costs more but considering how little we cook, it is a timesaver and we’re both willing to pay for that convenience 😀

      Funny thing about that extra cheese. Neither of us saw that until AFTER we’d already eaten it all. We just looked at each other and laughed. Cheese definitely would have made it super tasty.


  9. I feel like corn chowder is so hit or miss, I would have been really nervous to try this. I’m glad it worked out though!

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  10. Sorry, Bookstooge, but this one looks a bit too… gelatinous for my tastes… I’ll pass 😉😂

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  11. Now I want some potato soup.

    Have you ever made hasty pudding? Probably less nutritious than corn chowder, but it sure cooks up fast.

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    • Bookstooge says:

      I have not had hasty pudding. at least that I am aware of 🙂
      Not unless you count the instant stuff, hahahahaa….

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      • Oh my gosh, it is so easy to make.

        Now I have to spread the gospel of hasty pudding.

        Into one cup of boiling, lightly salted water, stir in a scant quarter-cup of cornmeal, one pinch at a time.

        That’s it.

        You can top it with butter, syrup, cheese, or, if you’re retro, gravy.

        Hasty pudding features in the New England colonial YA book The Witch of Blackbird Pond, and when I took an American Lit class in college we read this ode in a mock classical style written in praise of hasty pudding.

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        • Bookstooge says:

          I don’t know, boiling water and adding in ingredients sounds like a job for Survival Saturday, not me! 😉

          I read the Witch of Blackbird pond back in school. I can’t remember if I read it for fun (it looked cool at the library) or if it was some assignment. I suspect it was for fun though.

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          • I read it as a kid because I thought there was going to be a witch in there. There wasn’t, but I enjoyed it anyway.

            A friend once told me that it’s a good book to read with ESL students because it is about someone crossing cultures. It’s true. The MC grew up in the Caribbean and then she comes to Puritan New England, and her reactions to it are similar to what ours might be (very cold, very dour).

            In the hasty pudding scene, she is told to add just a pinch at a time but suspects that this is just to keep her busy. So she dumps all the corn meal in at once and it turns into huge lumps. 😀

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  12. That… actually doesn’t look too bad. Wow. I had expected another horror story.

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  13. savageddt says:

    Food to me does not have to look appealing, as long as it fulfills the intended purpose it is intended for. Thank you for emialing the recipe👍🏻

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  14. Ola G says:

    Maybe it was “corn” chowder… Glad at least this one worked out as inteded! 😉 I do like to read about your prepper experiences, both for the happy endings and the thriller ones, though with the latter I’m always very relieved I didn’t need to try it on my own 😀

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  15. Maaaan, I wanted this to be one of those hilarious bad experiences! 😛 Glad it turned out to be pretty decent to the point that it’s now on your usual weekly menu! 😀

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  16. Wow the fact that you’d eat this voluntarily is pretty high praise indeed 😉

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