Still looking for bulk TVP...50# bags : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread

I am still looking for a source of TVP in 50# bags. Years ago I used it when I lived in Salt Lake City. Its great as one can stretch a meal to fit and still have nutrition/protein. I used to take one can of cat food (fishy) and mix with TVP and feed 5 cats on one can. Cats were always fat and healthy. Always added it to stews, spaghetti sauce, chili, etc. It comes in flavors but I prefered the unflavored. It takes up the flavor of what its cooked with. TVP stands for textered vegetable protein (soy bean product) and it comes in kind of a crumbly little I can describe it. I would like to have several hundred pounds of it. Anybody in Utah have a source?? I am not interested in this $4.95 per pound stuff. That is a total rip off. Taz

-- Taz (, November 22, 1999



If I miss the answers, when you find some please email me as I would like some too if I am not horning in on your deal......


-- Vernon Hale (, November 22, 1999.

Gottcha...wrote your email down.

-- Taz (, November 22, 1999.

I believe Lumen has these, Taz.

Non-Y2k products are on a one-week turnaround. Their "fines" (misshapen pieces} are a particularly good buy at baout half the regular cost.

-- Old Git (, November 22, 1999.

Taz, I have ordered and gotten 25# sacks of TVP from Red's Mill in Wa. state. I'm at work and therefore do not have their catalog handy. I'll bring it tomorrow,Tues, and post the phone number. They ship UPS.

While I'm here - thanks for all your excellent posts and information. Goatlady

-- Goatlady (, November 22, 1999.

I've got a number of suppliers from large to small listed in the FAQ. The two that come immediately to mind are Lumen Foods ( and Walton Feed ( Once of them will probably be able to help you.


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-- A.T. Hagan (, November 22, 1999.

my email to was undeliverable ....... twice.

-- Vlad (, November 22, 1999.

My kids have this horrible affliction -- they actually like Taco Bell. So I bought a 25 pound box of the TVP that is the "beef" in Taco Bell tacos and burritos. It cost about $1.25 per pound, plus shipping was about $9.00 per box. Demented Husband liked the enchildas I made with it last week.

The company is : PMS Foods, Incorporated 2701 East 11th, P.O. Box 1099 Hutchinson, Kansas 67504-1099 Voice: 316-663-5711 Fax: 316-663-7195 Toll free customer line: 1-800-835-5006

You want to talk to Ken (?) in sales. You can buy a 25# box, comes in a bulk plastic bag in a cardboard box that survives the trans shipping gorillas. TVP comes in taco, sausage, beef, chicken, ham and pepperoni flavors I believe, check with the salesperson. PMS Foods takes credit cards and ships by UPS.

Good stuff for teenager fodder, Y2k or no.


-- urth (, November 22, 1999.


Go to:

Probably the best prices I have seen for TVP or anything for that matter.


-- Vernon Hale (, November 22, 1999.

Hi Taz,
I used to make my own. Cook soy beans.
Run through meat grinder. Dry on racks.
Store in air tight containers. A lot
cheaper that way.

-- spider (, November 23, 1999.

Grind dried soybeans as needed. Slowly add one cup ground soy to one cup rapidly boiling water. Remvoe from heat. Cover. Fifteen minutes later you have delicious, naturally sweet soy grits. I put butter on mine. Yum! One cup ground soy has about 70 grams protein. Good way to start your day.

-- Vlad (, November 23, 1999.

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