Good one @Fred123 and @vax2000
I was wondering if this topic might serve some further purpose. While not on our regular shopping list, for the elderly still at home on their own they might be a useful alternative. It is also an efficient way to prepare different meals from the rest of the family, where you have an elderly member at home who cannot always share the same main.
We have one passed 91yr old family member who finds them a convenient alternative, sometimes adding extra fresh veges and the universal Tomato sauce. Something about aged taste buds no doubt.
Knowing which products are good value, have the nutrition levels clearly presented, are easy to eat with the false teeth in, easy to open with weak arthritic hands, etc might also be a useful purpose.
From some work an aged care nutritionist did with my elderly father who shared with us, it is still important to consider individual needs. Some products may not suit everyone’s needs. Anything that did not readily fall apart (mushy almost) was a choking hazard. Some things we might think need minimising for good health may be less critical once you reach a certain point in your timeline. Best to get some help, which we arranged through dad’s GP.