Hormel Thick And Easy Instant Food & Beverage Thickener

Brand/Manufacturer: HORMEL HEALTH LABS
Item # Desc Pkg Price
17938 8oz, Can $0.21
17938 8oz, Can $2.34
21929 4.5gm Packet, Nectar $1.05
20223 6.5gm Packet, Honey $1.14

Hormel Thick And Easy Instant Food Thickener is specially designed for people having dysphagia or impaired swallowing. It makes pureed foods more appetizing and palatable by adding texture and thickness. So versatile, that this Food Thickener can be added to all types of hot and cold foods, liquids and supplement drinks without affecting the taste. The powder blends quickly and smoothly to achieve nectar, honey or spoon thick consistencies. Patients with dysphagia can enjoy tasty, nourishing foods, while maintaining a properly hydrated and healthy nutritional status.

Thick And Easy Food Thickener Features

  • Blends quickly and smoothly
  • Achieves the consistency necessary for safer swallowing
  • Stops thickening after 1 minute
  • Allows for normal hydration
  • Retains consistency for shelf life of food or liquid
  • Leaves no aftertaste
  • Does not bind fluid and is fully digestible
  • Releases 98% of available fluid after consumption
  • Gluten and lactose free Food Thickener


  • Modified food starch (corn)
  • Maltodextrin

What to buy with Hormel Thick And Easy Beverage Thickener

Instant Food Thickener Mixing Chart

Nutritional Information




Nutrition Serving Size4.5 GRAMS
Serving Size4.5
Serving Size DescriptionGR
Calories from fat0
Total fat0g0.00%
Trans fat0.00g
Total carbohydrates4.00g1.33%
Dietary fiber0.12g
Vitamin A0.00mg0.00%
Vitamin C0mg0.00%
Saturated Fatty Acid0

Hormel Thick And Easy Customer Reviews


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Joanne     09/24/2015

Any storage instructions?


Customer Service    09/24/2015

Thank you for reaching out to us. 

Storage Range:
Recommended: +70 F 
Maximum: +90 F 
Minimum: +40 F

Storage Conditions: KEEP DRY AND COOL
Storage After Open: Non-refrigerated



Barbara     09/24/2015

What is it's Shelf Life?


Customer Service    09/25/2015

Unopened Shelf Life: 5 years

Shelf Life After Open: 2 years (ambient)

We hope this information is helpful.



Susanna R. Steed     09/28/2014

I'm looking for a natural thickener, preservative free, is this one?


Customer Care    09/30/2014

No, this is not a preservative free product.


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